This may come as a shock to Harry Potter fans everywhere (including me!), but I haven’t read the entire Harry Potter series. (The horror!) The first book came out when … Continue reading Escaping into Harry Potter, Kind of
One of the used books I bought at the Twin Cities Book Festival was Ernest Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea.” It is a 1952 softcover copy that has … Continue reading Saddest Book Ever
See that pink fuzzy critter in the middle of this dried oak leaf? I thought it was some form of caterpillar cocoon. Some, nice cozy home out of which a … Continue reading The gall of those galls teaching me something new!
I had to chide my husband Erik today after we received this piece of mail: “Who’s Lillian?” I asked. From the language in the mailer, it’s obvious the advertiser is … Continue reading Who Is Lillian?
While I was at the Twin Cities Book Festival, I picked up a few books at the used book sale. “The Plenitude: Creativity, Innovation, and Making Stuff” by Rich Gold … Continue reading Being a Creator in a World of Too Much Stuff
I read an article from the St. Paul Pioneer Press via the Brainerd Dispatch recently that I’m feeling the need to talk back to. The article is called “Antiques dealers … Continue reading Who Needs 10 Sets of Dishes?
If the current election season teaches us nothing else, it’s gob-smackingly obvious that we need to revamp our election system. With a polarized electorate caused by having only two major … Continue reading 9 Ideas for Revamping U.S. Elections