The Runaway Mouse, by Margaret Brown (Random House, 1961)
Megadeth - Rust in Peace
Sea otters hold hands when they sleep so they don’t drift apart. (via 39 Amazing Facts for National Trivia Day | Mental Floss)
Slaughterhouse-Five - Book Summary & Analysis by Thug Notes (by Thug Notes)
I pride myself on cornbread-making. I don’t have a formal recipe written down, but I know that a cup each of yellow corn meal and all-purpose flour - plus a couple teaspoons of baking powder - combined with a big pinch of salt, a handful of sugar, two eggs, a dash of vinegar and a scant cup of milk - mix together to form a liquid-y dough, that when combined with the extra coconut oil from the big glop of it you melted in the cast iron pan in the hot oven - turns into the golden bread of the gods (after being baked at 425 F for about 20 minutes). It is a dinner in itself: a flat, moist, crusty muffin.
That man on the shore will save the baby, will he not?
This is happening right now in RVA as the James River rushes by - no babies have been lost yet, but usually about this time of year a novice kayaker gets in deep trouble,
Where to begin? He’s a ventriloquist’s dummy. Mom is looking to his left, as if the son she really liked better had also come home. Also, he made it this far into the house without anyone hearing him? Is that how it worked? No calls from the station, no parents anxiously waiting at the door as he strode up the sidewalk - just burst into the kitchen and scare Ma to death, I guess.