I can't recall what I was about to search - possibly "am I an alcoholic", as the meeting on the previous night had gone late - but as I returned to my laptop, Google autocomplete greeted me with these suggestions in Finnish.
Thankfully, the wisdom of the last 30 or so years of research into the human mind is now bubbling to the surface, and it has revealed some wonderful information that can finally flesh out the instruction manual for being a person.
Foghorn Leghorn was originally created by my father, Bob McKimson, to be a foil for the rarely used character Henery Hawk, a tiny chicken hawk who had been introduced by Chuck Jones in a 1942 release called "The Squawkin' Hawk."
With the encouragement of art friends, I tried my hand at art journaling by placing a mark on a blank page. Inspired by that first mark, I made another, and so on. I used not only pens and pencils but also markers, paints, and assorted collage materials.
Writers are readers, remember, and the temptation to reach across centuries, cultures, and genres to highlight another author's individual and artfully expressed truth is--happily for us--often irresistible.
The American understanding of Mao Zedong has been in flux for the past seventy-five years. That is because what we know about the lives of historical figures is constrained by our sources of information and shaped by the times in which we live.
When you find yourself thinking, "if only I had a friend who was a hair colorist she could come over now and quickly do my roots before this important meeting with Obama," you realize the importance of having different kinds of friends who fill different types of needs.
I have also come to love what the linguist Charles Mackay described as the "lost beauties," of our mother tongue, archaic words worthy of revival, such as oubliette, a forgotten place, hwyl, a sudden outburst of eloquence, or skirl, to shriek like a bagpipe.
A new species of freshwater fish found in Mexico has several interesting - "and perhaps cringe-inducing" - characteristics, including four hooks on the male genitalia, North Carolina State University said this week.