May 22nd, 2013
In honor of this year’s fabulous warbler migration, my publisher North Star Press is offering the second book of the Bob White Birder Murder Mystery series as a FREE Kindle right here, May 22 – May 26. The soft cover book is now in its second printing (with a new cover!) and the ebook has new links to a variety of birding resources, including the Cornell Lab’s website, so you can both see and hear the birds in the book! Download your copy of Murder on Warbler Weekend today and go birding with Bob White!… ...more...
May 16th, 2013
My husband was telling me about the dad that was shopping for Lego stickers for his son. Apparently, he noticed that one of the stickers showed a construction worker waving and saying “Hey Babe!”
“You’ve got to be kidding me,” I said. “They put that on a toy set for kids?”
“He said it promoted stereotypes and sexual harassment,” my husband reported.
“The company apologized to him,” he said.
“That’s all?” I asked. “You’d think they’d at least send him a free Lego set to make up for it as a gesture of goodwill.”
“What set would they send?” my daughter asked. “The strip club construction set?”… ...more...
May 9th, 2013
I’ve been seeing the term “Paleo eating” lately, and I assume this is the newest form of the Caveman Diet that was introduced back in the 1970s: Paleo as in Paleolithic era, which ended ten thousand years ago. So we’re not talking about some brand new concept here. In fact, it’s a really old idea – like about ten thousand years old. Except that, ten thousand years ago, I doubt it was a ‘concept’ or even a ‘diet.’ I expect it was whatever you could forage, capture, or otherwise find to put on the Paleolithic dining table, such as it was.
Think veggies, fruits, nuts, meat and fish. Berries. Berries are good… ...more...