We love nostalgia

Is it just my generation, or has every generation freaked out about the trinkets of its childhood? I posted a picture of a relic of my youth on Pinterest recently, and in a day or two it had been re-pinned more than 100 times. I understand why. The older I get, the more important that … More We love nostalgia

What your favorite Berenstain Bears book says about you

I thought I’d dedicate today’s post to the great Jan Berenstain, who died Friday at the age of 88. Jan and her husband, Stan (though I usually advocate steering clear of rhyming spousal names, I’ll make an exception here), wrote and illustrated hundreds of books, among them the popular “Berenstain Bears” series. I devoured these … More What your favorite Berenstain Bears book says about you

The hike to end all hikes (perhaps literally)

For the past few days, I’ve been slightly obsessed with China’s Mt. Huashan — or, more specifically, all the pictures and videos from people who’ve braved the hike up the sacred mountain’s 7,070-foot-high South Peak. Here’s what captured my attention: This path forces you to belly up to an unforgiving slab of rock, grab a … More The hike to end all hikes (perhaps literally)

See goofy police sketch guy in the (alleged) flesh

Well, I’ll be.  A man has allegedly confessed to abducting an elderly woman from a Crestview Hills mall parking lot, a crime that had a sort-of-good outcome (the woman wasn’t seriously injured) and gave us the most glorious police sketch of 2011. Here’s the sketch: And here is the suspect, Joseph (or as the Kenton … More See goofy police sketch guy in the (alleged) flesh