Book Birthday!

This came to my house last week. Even holding the book in my hand, there was still a part of me that thought, "This could still be an elaborate hoax. Maybe this is all they printed and some prankster is about to tell me I'm on a reality show where they almost give some poor … Continue reading Book Birthday!

Castle on a cliff with caption "C is for Castle."

C is for Castle

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In a program under the supervision of the French military, four golden eagle chicks — named d'Artagnan, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, which is my second favorite part of this story—were hatched with a destiny.

Surprise Penguin

This popped into my inbox the other day: And when I clicked through, you know what Pinterest's algorithm had picked for me? . . . . You know what is not a pretty thing? When penguins attack.  


Welcome to Kara Central. Pull up a seat on one of those moving boxes. I'll put the kettle on.

This is a blog.

This is my first post on my blog.  In fact, this is my debut on the Internet. This makes it sort of my birthday, but with less presents. If I waited on a perfect site, I'd never get this going. If I waited on the perfect topic, I'd never write a blog. Which is kind of how … Continue reading This is a blog.