I’ve just deactivated my Facebook profile, so what do I do to ease the withdrawal? Read about Facebook withdrawal. There’s a really interesting article from LiveScience that explains that while Facebook triggers pleasure in the brain similar to that of cocaine or other drugs, it doesn’t quiet the part of the prefrontal cortex responsible for… Read More Goodbye, Facebook! For now…
So many Spring festivals! And this isn’t even a Small Town Festival. This is Greens on the Red, which happens to be about two blocks away from my house. Palmer and I walked Penny over for a visit this year. I don’t know how we’d missed it before, but we’d never been. Of course I… Read More Greens on the Red!
Around here, Spring brings the beginning of Small Town Festival Season, and I, for one, always look forward to it. These festivals range from tiny (like this one) to pretty darn big (the Ruston Peach Festival, for instance). Last year, I made it to Ruston and to one more: the Wildflower Trails Festival in Linden,… Read More Daffodils (and quilts and table settings?) at the 2017 Jonquil Jubilee
Several national park rangers have made it clear that they disapprove of the current political climate, especially with threats to keep the EPA hushed, sell off public lands, and keep citizens uninformed (misinformed?) about climate change. The park to start it all was Badlands, and it happens to be one of my very favorites. I… Read More A note about Badlands National Park
Last Sunday, Palmer and I went to Walter B. Jacobs Nature Park, one of my very favorite places in the general vicinity of Shreveport, for a presentation and hike called The Fungus Among Us. Turns out fungi are a lot more complex and diverse than I realized. While I can’t tell you much about the… Read More There’s fungus among us!
Now that Christmas decorations have been stowed and the surprisingly calm (for me) Mardi Gras season has begun, things have calmed down, and we’ve been able to focus on more mundane, non-family-related projects. As usual, Palmer did an excellent job decorating the mantle. I’ve been up to my usual crafty shenanigans, at least for this… Read More Seedlings and projects and ethics, oh my!
Yep, it’s Twelfth Night, the proper day to put away your Christmas decorations until the day after Thanksgiving this year. It’s also time to pull out the Mardi Gras decorations and eat every available piece of king cake. Shreveport’s Whole Foods, for one, is prepared. They’ve actually been prepared for a few days –… Read More Time to put up the Christmas decorations
Yeah, I’m a little bit late on this one. I’ve been a little bit late for a while. Anyway, I’ve been thinking about what I want to do with this blog and with my year in general because, you know, that’s what one does this time of year. I only made one formal resolution: Read… Read More It’s 2017. In other news, I read a book.
Let’s all think about this for a minute: Having a dog is buying a best friends that you have to tie to a leash to prevent from running away. #Showerthoughts https://t.co/3zR721y5Mg — Showerthoughts (@rShowerThoughts) December 11, 2016 This was certainly the case today with our favorite puppy, who decided she did NOT like Santa. At… Read More Santa Claus is coming…to Penny’s nightmares!
Now that I’m writing on ye olde blog again, I figure I should introduce our newest family member, Louise. If you’re my friend on Facebook or follow me on Instagram, you’re already intimately acquainted with her, but just in case you’re not: What had happened was: I was at work one day about a… Read More Soooo what does one do with a feral kitten?