Potato guns Friday, Feb 1 2008 

I was introduced to potato guns as a child, by my faux-redneck Tennessee relations. These same scalawags intended to show up at my father’s wedding to a Yankee in overalls and barefoot. Thankfully, they didn’t, and my parents’ marriage survived to produce me.

Hot potato Friday, Feb 1 2008 

Potatoes are my go-to object to throw randomly into a conversation when things need livening up. Not literally, of course. Although I am sure that would make for some interesting times.

Planet Earth Friday, Feb 1 2008 

Anybody watch that episode on penguins? It moved me, truly it did. The way those male penguins covered the eggs for months while the females went to get food – remarkable.