Let’s Talk About…

Let's talk about chickens. When I was very young, I had a pet chicken, a white bantam hen named Dickie. I don't remember how she, of all the chickens my parents raised for fun and drumsticks, became a pet. I think she belonged to a clutch of chicks my mother raised in the kitchen closet … Continue reading Let’s Talk About…

Kaye George’s CHOKE Nominated for Agatha Award

I am pleased—but not surprised—to announce that Kaye George's CHOKE: An Imogene Duckworthy Mystery has been nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Novel. The Agathas, which honor the "traditional mystery" ("loosely defined as mysteries which contain no explicit sex or excessive gore or violence"), are awarded annually at the Malice Domestic convention in … Continue reading Kaye George’s CHOKE Nominated for Agatha Award

Boomtown #1

The first screening of "Invisible Men Invade Earth" was an unqualified success. I should say the first two screenings. David's video was scheduled to run at 7:00 p.m. However, due to the enthusiasm of the folks operating the projector, it began at 6:47, right after the Doc Bloc had finished. Most of the audience had … Continue reading Boomtown #1

I Haven’t a Thing to Wear

Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes. ~ Henry David Thoreau David's video "Invisible Men Invade Earth" will be screened at the Boomtown Film and Music Festival in Beaumont. Asked whether he's excited about the event, David said, "Well, I will be." He doesn't like to expend emotion in advance of need. At just over … Continue reading I Haven’t a Thing to Wear

To All My Non-Blogger Blogger Friends: The Solution

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. ~ Albert Einstein (maybe) Regarding the whingeing still audible from the previous post, silverneurotic has come through with a solution: "Blogger will not let you comment IF you log in with your wordpress account…however, if there is an option to comment using the … Continue reading To All My Non-Blogger Blogger Friends: The Solution

To All My Blogger Friends

Dear Blogger Bloggers, For the past several weeks I have tried repeatedly to comment on your posts, but Blogger has repeatedly refused to accept my comments. Word verification is the hang-up: the letters I type never match the letters I'm told to type, no matter how many times I type them. And proof them. I'm … Continue reading To All My Blogger Friends

“I should wash him!”

"Well, then," returned my aunt… "Now, here you see young David Copperfield, and the question I put to you is, what shall I do with him?" "What shall you do with him?" said Mr. Dick, feebly, scratching his head. "Oh! Do with him?" "Yes," said my aunt, with a grave look, and her forefinger held … Continue reading “I should wash him!”

Guest Post: E. B. White

While I'm in the throes of doing laundry so I can be up in five hours with all the other chickens and get to the airport (and consent to another pat down because the X-ray machine says I have metal under my arm), E. B. White provides today's post. Mr. White responds to the ASPCA, … Continue reading Guest Post: E. B. White