Funny Babies

An old acting rule of thumb is to avoid performing with children or animals – because they ALWAYS STEAL THE SHOW. As the following clips demonstrate, this is all too true. These first two I find particularly amusing because the dog looks just like mine, and my husband refuses to let her live with us … [Read more…]

A moment in literary history.

That’s right folks – today marks the last date in history where Potter fans everywhere will remain in the dark about…well, everything. All the speculation, the predictions, the arguments – it all ends tonight. After the release of book 7 at 12:01 am (I, for one, will be in bed and not in a bathrobe … [Read more…]

When truth is stranger than fiction.

This summer, it seems one of the two bookclubs I belong to has accidentally fallen upon a theme: hiking the Appalachian Trail and encounters with animals (specifically – bears). So far we have read Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver, A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson, and The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by … [Read more…]

Summer Love

Though I can’t stand the heat and humidity (it turns me into one hell of a frizzy-haired cranky mess) – and the mosquitoes – oh, THE CURSED MOSQUITOES, I do love many aspects of this brief time each year when life travels both faster and slower at the same time. To celebrate, I am taking … [Read more…]