When the United Nations issued a report advocating the consumption of insects as part of a healthful and eco-friendly diet, I didn't squirm as much as some people. In third grade, some kid brought in chocolate-covered ants for show-and-tell and the braver (all right, greedier) students (myself incl ... More >>
I admit, I've got a bit of a copycat streak in me. When I first read Julie and Julia , I was so intrigued with the project I wanted to try it myself. (Me and one million other foodies. Here's hoping Powell believes imitation is the sincerest form of flattery). But I would repeat with a difference: ... More >>
where's the military when the chips are down?
As you might have inferred from recent posts, I have been spending a lot more time in Alexandria, Virginia while my husband finishes a temporary job. With no teaching responsibilities this semester, my schedule has been much more flexible; it's been an exercise in self-discipline to write during th ... More >>
"Hey Robby, don't try to look too not-stoned in our press still. Thanks, buddy."On this day in 1965, The Doors began recording demos together, laying down some songs set to Jim Morrison's freaky poems. Nearly 50 years later, the band is an exalted classic-rock group, firmly implanted in that ... More >>
This summer I'm taking a break from Houston and spending some time in my birthplace, Alexandria, Virginia. Last week, I wandered into a gift shop, and unsurprisingly gravitated toward the food section. The wares initially appeared to be the usual assortment of ye olde cornbread mixes, cans o ... More >>
Things we learned today: The Hill Country is a suburb of Houston. At least to Canadians.The National Post, a Canadian newspaper, took note that Barack Obama was the first "urban" president in a long while.They had to stretch things a bit, saying that JFK "made his primary home at the six-acre Kenned ... More >>
Jerry Bruckheimer wants to be taken seriously with Remember the Titans. You can stop laughing now.
Bail bondsmen claim no-money bonds are putting criminals on the street