Choose Your Own Adventure

In my search for reading material for the wee one, I came across a post by Sarah Laskow of Atlas Obscura on “Choose Your Own Adventure” books. These can feel like being lost in a maze and running through twists and turns only to find dead ends, switchbacks, and...

Puns Of The Month

I recently followed Rough Bandit’s Fun Pun Blog. Here’s a selection of some puns that made me chuckle: My ex-girlfriend just found out that I’ve replaced her bed with a trampoline. She hit the roof. I bought a pair of shoes off a drug dealer. Dunno what...

Unexplained Poems Found In British Grocery Store

When we lived in Edinburgh, we paid our local Tesco supermarket weekly visits. So, I can easily imagine how surprised I’d feel if I chanced upon one of the mystery poems that Metro UK recently shared. In the bakery aisle of a Coventry Tesco, a vigilante...

The 7 Best Literary Hoaxes

To celebrate April Fools’ Day, I’ve dug up my favorite literary hoaxes of all time, courtesy of Huffington Post and Atlas Obscura. 1. Jean-Baptiste Botul In February 2010, the famous French philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy was duped by a fake 20th-century...

Can You Help Eddie?

Who is Eddie, you might ask? Truth be told, I have no idea. Mary Natalie has been babbling away for a couple of months now, but these past days has been fixated on a single word: Eddie. Which is a bit disappointing, as her very first word was Daddy. You can imagine my...

Merry Christmas, or my 3 Nuggets of Wisdom

Once again, Christmas is upon us, and I realize this is the third time I celebrate it with you, my online friends. As a small thank-you, I’ll offer you three nuggets of wisdom. No, not from three wise men, but from yours truly, to put you in the...