June 27, 2014

June (a message from Anne)

June This is for you moms out there. We all do it. Sometimes we embarrass them on purpose, for the sheer joy of it. Sometimes we just can’t help ourselves. We can’t stop being ourselves no matter how much we embarrass our children. My habit of reciting poetry has always driven my daughter absolutely crazy with embarrassment, but I can’t … Read More

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May 5, 2014

April Caption Contest Winner

I had two favorite captions this time around, and golly if they didn’t actually came in first and second! Pretty exciting! Amanda Tatro got beyond the peas and created a whole new reality with her fabulous winning caption: And first runner-up Suzanne Lyda had a unique explanation for our model’s proud smile: Also very exciting for me: Amanda and Suzanne … Read More

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April 8, 2014

March Caption Contest Winner

At least two hundred of you wrote captions referring to the breasts of the woman in blue calico. I tried to pick just one. But I loved this caption – from Peg Wiley – because it was so delightfully direct: And I loved this caption – from Heidi Vaitl – just as much… because it was so beautifully oblique: Well … Read More

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March 7, 2014

February Caption Contest Winner

This is my mother: Mom and I could not have been more different. Mom was interested in everyone, and for her “interested” covered everything from making sure the homeless were sheltered and the hungry fed… to seeing what time the newly divorced next-door neighbor’s girlfriend arrived and departed. Mom loved everyone (including the newly divorced next-door neighbor), and everyone loved … Read More

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February 1, 2014

Caption Contest Finalists

Does everyone know about the fishbowl except me? I’ve led a sheltered life. Considering I’ve never even heard of this fishbowl thing, I thought there were an awful lot of fishbowl captions submitted… but this was my favorite: A lot of you saw the approaching couple as unwelcome for various reasons… but one of you found an excellent reason to … Read More

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