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, […]

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 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 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 thwarted by last week’s ER doc’s medical advice, but even “almost” tears my body up. But it’s going to be a good one, and since I am late, I will […]

Episode 15: Old School Brownies

This entry is part 1 of 2 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 disposition from the freakish and mischievous elves. He was meagre, shaggy, and wild in his appearance. In the daytime he lurked in remote recesses of the old houses which he […]

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 wicked this way comes. Open, locks, Whoever knocks! —Macbeth, Willam Shakespeare Scary movies for the squeamish: the list of 31 films Paranormal Activity (2010) Paperhouse (1990), based upon the young […]

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 Gospel According to Coco Chanel: Life Lessons From the World’s Most Elegant Woman by Karen Karbo To Kill a Mockingbird: novel and movie The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain […]

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 novel, naturally Movies from my childhood in episode: Star Wars (1977) The Rescuers (1977) …also from a novel Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) Pete’s Dragon (1977) Superman II […]

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 Mormon missionary. It’s also about those same two people having an epic love story the likes of Romeo and Juliet and Brother Sun, Sister Moon. It just depends on who you […]

Social Media Xanadu

All my (and the podcast’s) social media: That’s you all over. –The Tin Man to the Scarecrow, The Wizard of Oz Follow my blog with Bloglovin and. . . Tumblr (will have posts from here and The Dollop Dot Net, the site I maintain on behalf of The Dollop Podcast) Instagram: There Might Be Cupcakes account, my […]