The Brood and the Bagpipe: A Horror Story

Brood III, also known as the Iowan Brood, has emerged in Winterset. The Brood consists of millions of cicadas who emerge above ground once every 17 years. They’re not poisonous and pose no harm to humans, according to the literature I’ve found. That discounts near heart failure on first encounter. This emergence is welcomed with {Read More…}

Monkey Brains

We are doing our own yard work for the first time. By we, of course, I mean my husband. He claims to never have been sunburned, and it’s a battle to get him to use sunscreen. I suspect its use only occurs when he has a witness. Nor will he wear a wide-brimmed gardening hat. {Read More…}