About Me, Myself, and Cupcakes
Hi, I'm Carla. I'm a 45-year-old disabled writer. I live on a mountain in the Appalachian range, in the section known as the Blue Ridge in the state of Virginia, right on the edge of...
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Episode 17: Wolves and Hoods
Episode 17: Wolves and Hoods
Stories read in this episode "Le Petit Chaperon Rouge" by Charles Perrault: The Complete Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault "Little Red-Cap" by Jacob and Wilhelm...
Episode 16: I’ve Got Something in My Pocket
Episode 16: I’ve Got Something in My Pocket
On my honor I will try to serve God and my country, to help people at all times, and to live by the Girl Scout...
Episode 15: Old School Brownies
Episode 15: Old School Brownies
The Scottish Brownie, from Scottish Fairy and Folk Tales, by George Douglas, 1901: The Scottish Brownie formed a class of beings distinct in habit and...
Episode 14: Watching the Detectives
Episode 14: Watching the Detectives
And they were all rich. Rich in looks, rich in opportunity, rich in already wasted opportunities, rich in network, and rich in funds. And rich...
Episode 13: 20 Things About INFJMe
Episode 13: 20 Things About INFJMe
Book recommended in this episode: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain (Audible edition from Amazon) Sponsor...
Episode 12: Driving, Dancing, and Pizza Hut
Episode 12: Driving, Dancing, and Pizza Hut
Book suggested for Audible: Yes Please by Amy Poehler link for free copy of Yes Please and a 30-day trial of Audible, the wonderful audiobook...
Episode 11: Wonder Woman and Highway 29
Episode 11: Wonder Woman and Highway 29
When I was eight I had a friend with a pirate's smile --Cyndi Lauper, "Sally's Pigeons" The missing and the murdered Alicia Showalter Reynolds: missing...
Episode 10: Boo Without Goo: Scary Movies For the Squeamish
Episode 10: Boo Without Goo: Scary Movies For the Squeamish
Hecate: O! Well done! I commend your pains, and ever one shall share i' the gains... Sec. Witch: By the pricking of my thumbs, something...
Episode 9: Family Trees
Episode 9: Family Trees
The most courageous is still to think for yourself. Aloud. --Coco Chanel All books, as usual, added to the podcast's bookshelf on Goodreads. Quoted: The...
Episode 8: Toxic Doxology
Episode 8: Toxic Doxology
Books quoted To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk Recommended books on mothers mentioned Beyond All Reason: My Life With...
Episode 7: Big Star in a Small Town
Episode 7: Big Star in a Small Town
Against the Peace and Dignity of the Commonwealth, episode 1: the murder of Alison Parker and Adam Ward, and the attempted murder of Vicki Gardner,...
Episode 6: Let’s Go to the Movies
Episode 6: Let’s Go to the Movies
Part 1: the movie briefcase Patton Oswalt's book: Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life From an Addiction to Film The Godfather (1972) ...also from a...
Episode 5: Haunted Me and the Red Book
Episode 5: Haunted Me and the Red Book
...and a true crime mystery from Carla's past to solve. Truly! In which Carla extolls the haunting music of the musician she has been highlighting...
Episode 4: And Things That Go Bump in the Night
Episode 4: And Things That Go Bump in the Night
First episode in series: Episode 3: True Boo, Part 1: Ghoulies and Ghosties and Long-Legged Beasties Waverly Hills Sanatorium: 4400 Paralee Dr. Louisville, Ky 40272 ​official...
Episode 3: Ghoulies and Ghosties and Long Legged Beasties…
Episode 3: Ghoulies and Ghosties and Long Legged Beasties…
True ghost stories as told by Carla, round one: Books recommended in/for this episode (all added to the podcast bookshelf on Goodreads): book which I...
Episode 2: Casey Anthony and Bonnie MacNara
Episode 2: Casey Anthony and Bonnie MacNara
Mothers who killed their young children: one fictional, one frighteningly real, both related. Book recommendations: Before the list of true crime books, I must mention this...
Episode 1: Poe and Carla and Cupcakes: Nicetameetcha
Episode 1: Poe and Carla and Cupcakes: Nicetameetcha
Poe and Carla and Cupcakes: Nicetameetcha In which Carla explains why eccentric doesn't equal crazy, that horror poetry is a thing, and cupcakes are linked...

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Episode 14: Watching the Detectives
Episode 14: Watching the Detectives
And they were all rich. Rich in looks, rich in opportunity, rich in already wasted opportunities, rich in network, and rich in funds. And rich...
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Episode 11: Wonder Woman and Highway 29
Episode 11: Wonder Woman and Highway 29
When I was eight I had a friend with a pirate's smile --Cyndi Lauper, "Sally's Pigeons" The missing and the murdered Alicia Showalter Reynolds: missing...
More...
Episode 8: Toxic Doxology
Episode 8: Toxic Doxology
Books quoted To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk Recommended books on mothers mentioned Beyond All Reason: My Life With...
More...
Episode 7: Big Star in a Small Town
Episode 7: Big Star in a Small Town
Against the Peace and Dignity of the Commonwealth, episode 1: the murder of Alison Parker and Adam Ward, and the attempted murder of Vicki Gardner,...
More...
Upcoming Local True Crime: Help Save the Next Girl
Upcoming Local True Crime: Help Save the Next Girl
A great day! Help me WELCOME Roanoke City Police Department's new Help Save the Next Girl patrol car! Patrol units will be in it responding...
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Episode 5: Haunted Me and the Red Book
Episode 5: Haunted Me and the Red Book
...and a true crime mystery from Carla's past to solve. Truly! In which Carla extolls the haunting music of the musician she has been highlighting...
More...
Episode 4: And Things That Go Bump in the Night
Episode 4: And Things That Go Bump in the Night
First episode in series: Episode 3: True Boo, Part 1: Ghoulies and Ghosties and Long-Legged Beasties Waverly Hills Sanatorium: 4400 Paralee Dr. Louisville, Ky 40272 ​official...
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Documentary Review: Tabloid
Documentary Review: Tabloid
Errol Morris is the master of the quirky documentary. So much love. Just watched Tabloid--it's about a woman who stalked, kidnapped and raped a male...
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Episode 2: Casey Anthony and Bonnie MacNara
Episode 2: Casey Anthony and Bonnie MacNara
Mothers who killed their young children: one fictional, one frighteningly real, both related. Book recommendations: Before the list of true crime books, I must mention this...
More...

Episode 17: Wolves and Hoods

Stories read in this episode “Le Petit Chaperon Rouge” by Charles Perrault: The Complete Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault “Little Red-Cap” by Jacob and Wilhelm…

Episode 16: I’ve Got Something in My Pocket

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Girl Scouting

On my honor I will try to serve God and my country, to help people at all times, and to live by the Girl Scout…

Episode 19 Teaser

Lovelies, I am sorry, but I am not going to be recording and publishing until tomorrow. I almost had a syncope (POTS fainting) episode today–luckily…

Episode 15: Old School Brownies

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Girl Scouting

The Scottish Brownie, from Scottish Fairy and Folk Tales, by George Douglas, 1901: The Scottish Brownie formed a class of beings distinct in habit and…

Episode 14: Watching the Detectives

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series My Writing

And they were all rich. Rich in looks, rich in opportunity, rich in already wasted opportunities, rich in network, and rich in funds. And rich…

Episode 13: 20 Things About INFJMe

Book recommended in this episode: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain (Audible edition from Amazon) Sponsor…

Episode 12: Driving, Dancing, and Pizza Hut

Book suggested for Audible: Yes Please by Amy Poehler link for free copy of Yes Please and a 30-day trial of Audible, the wonderful audiobook…

Episode 11: Wonder Woman and Highway 29

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Against the Peace and Dignity of the Commonwealth

When I was eight I had a friend with a pirate’s smile —Cyndi Lauper, “Sally’s Pigeons” The missing and the murdered Alicia Showalter Reynolds: missing…