Friday Recommends – Pogo, etc.

Friday the 13th falls on a Friday this month, so it behooves us to beware lest we be befuddled. If you don’t know Pogo, my first recommendation to you is to read the Wiki on Pogo and then read some of the strips. You’re welcome.

flag by Nick Piche

I can’t remember if I recommended this guy before, but I’m recommending him now: Nick Piche. Besides being a fan of the Oxford comma (a comma after EVERY “and” and “or” in a series), he writes killer fiction.

If you’re seriously locavore and have the room for some structures (and your neighborhood codes allow it), have a look at Suburban Hobby Farmer by Bill Brikiatis. Lots of good stuff there!

Our #4 daughter showed me this video and I have to share it:

It snowed here overnight, so I went looking for programs to make my own snowflakes. Here’s a fun one. Or, if you’re old-skool, you can cut some out of paper with Martha Stewart. With Martha Stewart’s instructions, I mean. You wouldn’t actually use Martha Stewart in place of scissors. If she were that sharp, she wouldn’t have done time, am I right? (Sorry, Martha! I love ya, gal!)

WRITING PROMPT: If you love cold weather, write a character who hates it. If you hate it, write a character who loves it.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Friday Recommends – Pogo, etc.

  1. Jane

    January 14, 2012 at 11:20am

    I hope you have no idea how long I just spent looking at cute cat links!

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  2. Sarah Reece

    January 14, 2012 at 11:40am

    Oh Marian, Pogo is one of my favorite old comic strips!! Will definitely check out Nick Piche’s writings, Must say this cat video is something I superliked, cute nononono cat….

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      Marian Allen

      January 14, 2012 at 11:52am

      Pogo was SO terrific! It could veer from gentle sweetness to the sharpest satire. Brilliant work, day after day. 🙂

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