Author: Karen

Buy Me a “Writer” Kevlar Vest

After returning to Indiana from Los Angeles, leaving behind a job I loved, I thought, “I’ll just run right out in this depressed job market and snatch up another.” Pretty soon, depressed not only described the job market, but my…

Louisville Science Center

You have to make your trips few and far between to really enjoy going to the Louisville Science Center in Louisville, KY. Luckily it had been ages since Allyson and I had been. We also took friends with us which…

A Thanksgiving Poem

In this time of true thanksgiving, I stop to think of how I’m living. Most days in pain, and not just physical. Slightly grumpy is too often typical. I do too little,¬†though I take on too much. I fall too…

I Got to First Base

The Louisville Slugger Art That Swings artist reception was held on a Saturday night at the Louisville Slugger Museum. Rob and Allyson attended with me. All the decorated and altered bats were on display in a long room upstairs away…

So You Think You Can Make Me Laugh

I went out last night with my sister, Dorothy, to Diamond’s Pub and Billiards on Frankfort Ave. We met up with some more of my family. Does alcoholism run in my family? No. But funny does. We were all there…

A Rainy Day at the Louisville Zoo

Allyson and I went with friends to the Louisville Zoo this past Saturday. We haven’t been in so long that the polar bears and otters (two of our fave critters to see) were gone. They’re building a new exhibit called…

Swing Music for Art That Swings

From June 1 through August 1, my Swing Music Louisville Slugger will go on display at the newly renovated Louisville Slugger Museum. The decorated bats are a collaboration between Louisville Slugger and The Arts Council of Southern Indiana to support…

Sa-wing, batter, batter…

My friend and mentor, artistically speaking, suggested I participate in an art event that has turned out to be really exciting. The event is a collaboration between The Arts Council of Southern Indiana and the newly-renovated Louisville Slugger Museum. Just…

Animal Marshmallows

Recently I was researching cheeses to see if we, as vegetarians, could still indulge in Pizza King. We can, by the way, as explained in an earlier post. But, in my search I ran across something disturbing. Gelatin is in…

In Search of Vegetarian Cheese

One of the things I’ve noticed since joining my daughter in being vegetarian is the complete lack of good, consistent information on ingredients in cheese. Some cheeses are vegetarian, but since it only lists “enzymes” in the ingredients, you can’t…