Episode 29: Unpacking the Bunny

episode 27: Halloween Enormous Stories The Blair Witch series: The Blair Witch Project Blair Witch 2: Book of Shadows Curse of the Blair Witch (mockumentary) Blair Witch (Blair Witch 3) Blair Witch books: The Blair Witch Project by D. A. Stern Blair Witch Project: Book of Shadows by D. A. Stern The Secret Confessions of […]

Mental illness lies to us about isolation

Hi, my name is Carla, I’m 46, I’m a podcaster, I have 2 dogs…and I have chronic primary and secondary depression and anxiety. What I mean by this is that I have them as stand-alone diagnoses, then have them compounded as both symptoms of, and then also natural consequences of, my chronic illnesses of EDS, […]

Book Lists: Chronic Illness

Listopia on Goodreads: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Firsthand Accounts of Living with Chronic, Invisible Illness(es) my chronic illness Goodreads bookshelf Bumped to the top of my to-be-read list from these two Listopia/Goodreads lists: The Lonely Patient: How We Experience Illness * Michael Stein The Spiral Staircase: My Climb Out of Darkness * Karen Armstrong In the Kingdom […]

Episode 28: Watching the Detectives, Part 2

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series My Writing

Have you ever considered knitting? There’s no corpses in knitting, BeeGee. –Carla Hufstedler, Watching the Detectives As I said in the episode, my novel is inspired by the true crime case of the missing person Maura Murray. Missing Maura Murray Podcast at Apple Podcasts the statement of the website of the podcast and soon-to-be documentary […]

Episode 26: Pilgrim at Little Piney Creek

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard: Kindle, Audible (narrated by Tavia Gilbert), paperback formats Some books entertain you, some books distract you, and some books, if you are very, very lucky and find them, captivate you, and take your breath away from the very first page. You recognize them–and it almost feels as if […]

Episode 24: The Bell Tale Heart

  Ranker: 15 Bizarre Facts About the Tragic Life of Edgar Allan Poe the burial site of Edgar Allan Poe, 519 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, Maryland, USA: Westminster Hall and Burying Ground E. A. Poe Society of Baltimore: Results of Tests on the Hair of Virginia and Edgar A. Poe: Arsenic, Lead, Mercury, Nickel, Uranium, […]

Episode 23: Look at This Tangle of Thorns

American Library Association > Frequently Challenged Books > Infographics and Statistics   I was within and without simultaneously enchanted and repulsed by the inexhaustible variety of life. —The Great Gatsby       Sometimes the Bible in the hands of one man is worse than a whisky in the hands of another…There are just some […]

Episode 22: Black Bread, Water and Horses

LiveScience: The Mystery of Kasper Hauser mental_floss: The Mysterious Life and Death of Kasper Hauser feral children The British Psychological Society: Mirror writing ncbi.nlm.nih.gov: Mirror writing: neurological reflections on an unusual phenomenon by G. D. Schott Philip Henry, 4th Earl of Stanhope Wilhelmina Powlett, Duchess of Cleveland, neé Stanhope   Referenced and quoted Lost Prince: […]

Episode 19: The King’s Eclipse

  The King’s Eclipse: two works originally intended to be one, Gerald’s Game and Dolores Claiborne   A huge thank you to Bev Vincent, my King consultant for this episode. He is the authority on all things King, and I highly recommend every one of his books. Here’s his work on the King: The Stephen King […]

Episode 18: Yellow

“The Yellow-Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, one of the finest short stories written in the English language…hopefully done some justice as read by me.   Collected in: The Yellow Wall-Paper and Other Stories Herland, The Yellow Wall-Paper and Selected Writings   Academic examination of: Wild Unrest: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the Making of “The Yellow […]

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 Grimm (related to them by Jeannette and Marie Hassenpflug): The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm “The True History of Little Golden Hood” by M. Charles Marelles, collected in […]

Episode 16: I’ve Got Something in My Pocket

This entry is part 2 of 2 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 Law. I will do my best to be Honest and fair Friendly and helpful Considerate and caring Courageous and strong Responsible for what I say and do And to respect […]

Episode 14: Watching the Detectives

This entry is part 2 of 3 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 in frustrations, many of which they could not even name. –Carla Hufstedler, Watching the Detectives   As I said in the episode, my novel is inspired by the true crime […]

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 Audible link to choose it for free and receive thirty days trial membership Quiet in Kindle format Quiet in Paperback format Another suggestions, also by Cain: Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths […]

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 subscription service and store with the best customer service of any bookstore link to purchase Yes Please in audio format, narrated by the author, from Audible’s partner, Amazon Books quoted […]