The Chicken Chronicles by Alice Walker

45 in my 2011 book blogging challenge. The Chicken Chronicles is a short and sweet little book, beautifully done. Alice Walker talks about the life of a chicken keeper as no one else can. She is, in fact, talking to the chickens in this book. The reader is just an outside observer. We get to […]

The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown

44 in my 2011 book blogging challenge. The Weird Sisters is a beautiful novel about sibling relationships. Rose (Rosalind), Bean (Bianca), and Cordy (Cordelia) are the children of a Shakespeare professor. You Bard fans will note the Macbeth reference in the title as well as the characters each of the sisters are named for — […]

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

43 in my 2011 book blogging challenge. Packing for Mars is equal parts fascinating and disgusting. I guess I should have expected that the woman who also wrote Bonk would fixate on bodily functions and fluids. Still, I was not quite prepared for the level of detail I got on how astronauts deal with bathroom […]

Teeth of the Tiger #photoaday #project365

186 of 365. Our Daily Challenge — Lost. I have tried and tried to teach Tiger that biting is not a sign of affection, but that’s been a losing battle. I am utterly defeated.

Bridge Over Troubled Rails #photoaday #project365

185 of 365. Our Daily Challenge — Bridge. This bridge (Brookhaven, MS) is no longer operational, but it is still something of a landmark of my youth. This was the way you crossed the tracks when you were too impatient to wait in the traffic like everyone else.