Hi! I'm Kelly.

As a writer, I've always been interested in family stories. When I heard of a Satanic cult in my family tree, I thought I'd found the story of a lifetime. Read more.

Death and Taxidermy

Death and Taxidermy

Today was a good day.

The boys went to church this morning so I got three lovely hours to myself. I cleaned the house and worked on my accordion book. By the time they arrived home, I felt restored.

After lunch, we drove downtown to the science museum. We spent most of our time in the basement, looking at taxidermy. 

I harbor secret fantasies of taking a sketchbook there and drawing the specimens all afternoon, the way a naturalist would. It's an aged collection with a ton of animals, and many are looking a tad worse for wear. 

Take this bald eagle, for example. A good summation of the current shape of our nation: 

BaldEagle

No? Surely this one, then: 

GoofyBaldEagle

I put the finishing touches on the accordion book after the boys went to bed. I ran out of daylight before I could take a photo, but hopefully I'll get a chance tomorrow. I'm very pleased with the way it turned out. 

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The Pursuit of Truth

The Pursuit of Truth

We went to the zoo.

We went to the zoo.