Monthly Archives: October 2012

Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce, a Cooking Video

In this video tutorial, I show you how I prepare one of my favorite fall recipes. Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce with Whole Wheat Penne Recipe Ingredients: 1 large butternut squash (divided in half) 1 pint grape tomatoes 3 cloves garlic … Continue reading

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Zombie Makeover: A Behind the Scenes Look

Welcome to a behind the scenes look of my zombie makeover. You can read about my day as a zombie here: Apocalypse Soon: I Became a Zombie at the Doomsday Fair. Zombie makeover before and after My Zombie Makeover Before … Continue reading

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Life’s Experiments: Postcards from Outside Your Comfort Zone {#1}

{In this new series, readers send in postcards from outside their comfort zones. Celebrate your courage: Send me a postcard.} By David, my son, age 15 (Read the story behind my son’s submission of this postcard.) Gallery of Postcards Whose … Continue reading

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Apocalypse Soon: I Became a Zombie at the Doomsday Fair

Ah, autumn fairs in New England. The leaves are turning, the air is crisp, the zombies are searching for brains. We were at the Doomsday Fair, and the timing was eerie. Hurricane Sandy headed for Connecticut, and local news stations … Continue reading

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Mama Said

#DPSINCOMPLETE For Mama Kat’s writing prompt: “Write a list of 10 things you have said to your kids that other moms might not say.” Don’t call me a noob. What do you mean, you don’t want to try it? It’s … Continue reading

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Punked: The story behind my first postcard

Here’s the story behind my first Life’s Experiments postcard, a new project in which readers send in postcards to celebrate their courage in going out of their comfort zones. (See the postcard.) My Tricky Teenage Son Less than 24 hours after … Continue reading

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The credits finally roll on the IMDb Top 250

In a world where Japanese movies reign supreme and World War II films fill the mailbox… one woman struggles on her couch to view them all…. That woman is this one… that quest is about to be challenged… and this … Continue reading

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Art thou a loggerheaded, toad-spotted malt-worm?

Verily, I beseech thee, travel to the Renaissance Faire if thou durst. A fulsome feast awaits. Do not tarry. Or art thou a loggerheaded, toad-spotted malt-worm? Huzzah! The Connecticut Renaissance Faire Renaissance Insult Generator

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Morocco travel photos

For the Travel Photography Inspiration Project at DPS on Morocco, I sent in some photos from my 2010 trip. Woman and donkey, Ait Ben Haddou Some families still live in this ancient fortified city in Morocco. Parts of the Russell … Continue reading

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Blog Action Day: BAD Girls

Today is Blog Action Day, and this year’s theme is “The Power of We.” Social studies in a suburban middle school… Half the room is filled with 12-year-old girls who look at me curiously as I attempt to describe the … Continue reading

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