Category Archives: Story time

Eat Local [sic]

I’ve been reading Barbara Kingsolver’s 2007 book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. In it, she tells the story of a family trip they took during their year of living (and eating) off the land.  I think in part she includes this story … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Augusten!

Today, Augusten Burroughs turns 44.  Here is a picture of him from the NYT (note the cap). Don’t worry, his birthday is not in my calendar; this New York Times article reminded me.  It also reminded me of the time … Continue reading

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The Lady with the Armadillo Purse

Previously I explored my father’s ability to channel a childhood affection into taxidermied wonderment.  Admittedly, my tone before was something of a mix between bewilderment and bemusement.  I would hate for anyone to get me wrong, however: my dad is … Continue reading

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