The Velveeta® Elvis Not-So-Trivial Parody Game


Molly Anderson

Following La Fauna: A Journey to the Heart

I had a dream of a strange city in the desert. I passed a man who said, "I am lost here! This is my home, but I cannot find my way." Because I could not find his way for him, I simply nodded and smiled.



My Netflix Special

I couldn't believe it myself when I heard that Netflix was giving me a special! Yes, a special discount on my subscription that's a couple dollars lower than if I signed up today, says my other half. I guess it's because we signed up in the aughts and still have a DVD queue. Oh, you didn't think…


Patricia J. Mosca

Follow Your Dream Signs

Paying attention to the signs to our dreams is often a difficult one. Here's your opportunity to notice the signs around you and trust that you are on the right track.


ADVENTure #13


A thought experiment on what you might do when some things are just left hanging. Don't ask CheatGPT — this one's for you.


Nellie Jacobs

What Box?

I've interviewed and written about creative people in all kinds of fields: What drives them? How do they get their ideas? Was using their imagination encouraged at home? What, and who, were their influences? Why do some people follow through with their inventions and others not? How does anyone reach their creative potential?

Velveeta Elvis

Isette Façìon

The Velveeta® Elvis Not-So-Trivial Parody Game

Ever wonder where the phrase "Velvet Elvis" came from? Or what "Black Velvet" means in the song sang by Alannah Myles? Both pay tribute to The King and capture the essence of his impact on the world of music and popular culture. But wait! There's more. See how weaving cheesy into something can easily make a game out of it.

Spirited Woman Interviews

Chemist and Pinot Noir Wine Maker Lane Tanner Interview

Q. Lane, tell us the serendipitous story of how you first got into the wine biz?

A. I went up to Northern California where I was born to take the summer off, and one day a local winery called looking for my Mom to help them bottle for a day. She wasn't around. I introduced myself and said I'd help. During the day, they found out I was a chemist so they said while you're in town can you do some analysis.


Isette Façìon

The Cultivation of Carrotus scareotus

Carrotus scareotus is a hybrid root vegetable, typically orange, but sometimes with a yellow tinge. The plant originated in a backyard garden, originally cultivated as a normal carrot, but through the process of LOE gardening (lack of experience), grew into something quite abnormal.

4 Steps of Creativity

ADVENTure #10

Graham Wallas' '4 Steps of Creativity'

When we look at creativity through the lens of "process", a common framework emerges as stages to research, develop, and implement ideas and solutions.


ADVENTure #14

Prepare to Be Amazed

Preparation as the first step in Graham Wallas's Four Steps of Creativity engages you into pulling together an array of tools, knowledge, and resources as the beginning of the problem-solving process.


"Being able to tell stories or sing songs or play an instrument or being able to do magic tricks were highly prized talents in my family. It didn't matter if you 'mastered' them, being able to share a gift like that put you front and center — and when it comes down to it I really liked the attention. In point — I was a guitarist for over 30 years." —Anita Marie Moscoso, Writer and Poet