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And he sits next to a kid named Prenter

(While I’m out of the country, I’m reposting some content from my archives. This one was originally published in the fall of 2006 when my niece was pondering romance.) “She’s got a crush on a guy in her class. Get this, his name is Brackin.” “Brackin?” “Brackin.” “What do you mean, Brackin?” “I mean Brackin [...]

Felted pet portraits

Amelia Santiago is an artist living in Portland who creates sculptures out of wool. She made these of Chuck and Coco, and I don’t remember where I was when the package arrived, but Tyrant opened it before I could get to it and placed them on the desk in the study. When I walked in [...]


You guys remember my godchickens? This one is Vivien, and look how big she is! Except, this photo was taken maybe two weeks ago, so she’s probably huge by now, off to grad school and so busy she won’t answer when I call. Giving your heart to an animal is just awful!