The Biggest Plotholes of World History

I recently came across a hilarious Reddit thread titled, “Assume all of world history is a movie. What are the biggest plotholes?” I’m including here some of my favorite responses. You can visit visit the original thread for more. Oh, and apologies...

Sinister Spam: The Unexpected Pitfalls of Crime Writing

The Internet just got a little weirder for me, and on my birthday of all days (turning 46 today). So, I simply had to share. I’m sure you’re as familiar with spam as I am. I’m even more certain, that you enjoy it about as much as I do. However, one...

Happy Valentine’s Day!

“Congratulations,” my friend said upon hearing we were expecting a baby girl. “Your wife is about to introduce you to the love of your life.” This Valentine’s day, I have come to appreciate the wisdom in his words. Of course, when Electra...

Mister Phlegmatic Meets the Baby

Dedicated to my blonde author friend, Lucy,  this post was inspired by a friend commented that I was rather phlegmatic in my approach to the new baby. I wasn’t sure what she meant, as, in fact, I feel ecstatic about it. So, I looked it up. The word comes from...

A 400-Year-Old Book Made Entirely of Feathers

This post kicks off a 3-part special on birds with a most unusual book I came across on Atlas Obscura. In 1618, Dionisio Minaggio, Chief Gardener of the State of Milan, created a series of pictures. They were images of birds and scenes from the era: hunters,...