Monday, February 29, 2016

Durnstein Castle

A pile of rocks on a distant hilltop was more interesting than the winery we were about to tour. Check it out (here).

Friday, February 26, 2016

Blubbery Infamy

It was a moment sure to live forever in the annals of Oregon Infamy. Read about it (here).


Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Weird On Ice

I can’t recall how the subject came up, but at a recent breakfast with some friends I found myself in a discussion about the strangest item ever placed in my freezer. Read about it (here).

Monday, February 22, 2016

Friday, February 19, 2016

Feast or Famine

After being summoned to defend himself before the Holy Roman Inquisition, the Venetian painter Veronese did something extraordinary. Read about it (here).


Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Sweet and Sour

My grandfather's "magic" lemons got me out of a tight spot. Read about it (here).


Monday, February 15, 2016

Friday, February 12, 2016

Face Off

How accurate were portrait artists before the invention of photography? Likenesses varied, as is evidenced by these two portraits. Read about it (here).


Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Music of the Night

My mother is being haunted by the music of the night, but not the pellucid notes of Andrew Lloyd Webber. She’s hearing voices. Read about the conversations we've been having (here).

Monday, February 8, 2016

The Protest: Finale

Over the past few months much has happened at Casa Chatterbox and I just now realized I never posted final pictures of Protest II. Check out the final painting (here.)


Friday, February 5, 2016

The Fill Up

In 1942 he was a lanky sixteen year old and glad to have a job pumping gas, but he was about to have an unusual encounter. Read about it (here). 


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Hair / Loss

Mocking the misfortune of others is a good way to invite bad karma,but I couldn't resist posting these images of Trump after he lost the Iowa Caucus. Check them out (here).


Monday, February 1, 2016

The Lighter Side of Brain Surgery

Now that CJ's surgeries are behind us, I can’t resist focusing on the humorous aspects of this trauma—things even CJ is now laughing over. Read about it (here).