Cicadas mating: if you only get laid once every seventeen years, you gotta make it count! Photo by L. Elliott.
From the Peabody Museum, via The Mercurial
An extraordinary natural phenomenon is about to take place. This year the 17-year cicada will emerge from colonies in undisturbed forested regions in south-central Connecticut. Expect to see and hear these fascinating creatures starting at the end of May and throughout the month of June. Read more »
The old days... Pillow Fluff, top right!
When I was a kid, I lived on a farm. We had it all: horses, cows, pigs, sheep, goats, chickens, turkeys, guinea hens, even a partridge! My dad was the brains and brawn behind the operation; I was, for a time, the egg collector. The chickens were my favorite animals because they were relatively “low-maint” and couldn’t trample you to death you if you got into a scuffle. I always fantasized about having chickens as an adult, but moving to a different rental apartment each year made that impractical.
…Until now. Read more »
Posted by JW
on May 3, 2013
Milford, Connecticut is overflowing with Asian cuisine. For such a tiny town, there’s some version of a Chinese/Japanese/Thai place every half mile, to the point where it’s starting to get weird. For this piece I’m just centering on just one immediate area: the JW-carved out range between the CT Post Mall and Milford Marketplace (Whole Foods Plaza to make it clearer). Two miles, six places, all within walking distance of each other — one has to be number one and one has to be number six. In descending order…
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I have to describe myself as a casual Death listener.
My first introduction to the band was through a high school boyfriend who loved them. He would play Death songs for me on his guitar and I would say, “That’s so beautiful!” Then he would play the CD for me… And unaccustomed to the vocal style, I would be like, “Uh….” Read more »