Some days it’s difficult to come up with topics for the Monday blog.  This (Sunday) is one of those days.  When that happens, I turn to the news (the lighter side of the news—no one needs my opinion on the dark stuff).  Today the internet was chock full of madness you may have missed:

Featured in CNN Style:

At a recent exhibition, an unknown art collector accidentally kicked the pedestal holding a piece of Jeff Koons glass sculpture (Balloon Dog) valued  at forty-two thousand dollars, reducing it to shards on the gallery’s floor.

Journalist Heather Radke has just published a book entitled Butts:  A Backstory. Of course, Kim Kardashian is featured, along with a more serious treatment of the role of female butts in history (something never “covered” in my history classes.).

And these weird headlines from Sky News:

US patient develops ‘uncontrollable Irish accent’ after cancer diagnosis.

Woman accused of murder and mutilating corpse in Wisconsin attacks her lawyer in court.


Among other responses to last week’s blog, Shirley V. wrote:  “I love it. I’m sitting here this morning quietly thinking. I love quiet. Especially after our rowdy Super Bowl gathering. I’ve been purging but I love my things (framed pictures and knick knacks that have meaning).  I’m trying but I have a long way to go. [Me too!]




About Alexis

Alexis Rankin Popik, author of Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate, is an award-winning short story writer whose work has appeared in The Berkshire Review and Potpourri Magazine. She has penned numerous articles about local history that have been published in Connecticut Explored and the University of Connecticut School of Law and The Hartford Seminary publications. A former union organizer, Popik traveled the country educating shipyard workers about health and safety and founded a labor-management health plan before turning to writing fiction full-time. She lives with her husband in New England.
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