Self-explanatory Halloween party treats that you can totally do

Now that I posted about Lou Reed, I feel a little more comfortable slipping into mommy blog territory for a minute.  I just signed up to bring treats for my kid's Halloween party.  I actually love doing things like this, but I know I'm going to be busy this week.  If you're making Halloween treats, here are a few possibilities for projects that you can figure out how to do without reading the directions:A few years ago, I made these: and achieved the holy grail of in … [Read more...]

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RIP, Lou Reed, who understood his own talent completely

The man hated hippies, didn't have a singing voice, and didn't give a shit.Rolling Stone: Glam, punk and alternative rock are all unthinkable without his revelatory example. "One chord is fine," he once said, alluding to his bare-bones guitar style. "Two chords are pushing it. Three chords and you're into jazz." Listen closely, hear his tender heart:Here's something written by Dostoevsky, more or less:And here's something by The Shirelles, in an alternate … [Read more...]

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SGNFP winners!

Thanks, everybody, for sending me the screenshots of your Amazon reviews!  It was a pleasure to see.  I now have  whopping 85 reviews for my book, 81 of which gave it five stars.  And this is just the e-book!  Wait until the print one comes out!  I can't give away too much, but I have just three words for you:  "Scratch," "and," and "sniff."And now for the prizes.THIRD PRIZE goes to David Singleton.  David gets a set of steak knives.  David may or may not actually want a set of steak kniv … [Read more...]

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At the Register: Fear-Based Schooling

I'm agin it.  And yes, this makes me just like Hitler. … [Read more...]

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Scamper scamper

It's been a hamster wheelish couple of weeks!  If you have contacted me, please be patient while I scamper my way around to you!  Thank you!Sweet Jenna of Call Her Happy sent me some interview questions that I had fun answering. Best question?  She wanted to know about my very first blog post, which went up about seven years ago.  Thanks, Jenna!The indefatigable Sarah Reinhard wrote a recommendation for CatholicMom.com's Book Notes, and explains that my book is really about rel … [Read more...]

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Don’t forget to enter the contest!

See here for rules and sweet, sweet prizes.Contest ends at noon (ET) Friday, Oct. 25th.Oh, so I'm making progress with publishers.  I expect to have a print edition out in the first half (maybe the first third??) of 2014.  … [Read more...]

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At the Register: Happy Feast Day, JP II!

Did you know the man could sing? … [Read more...]

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