Mind-Control Zombie Parasites and Other News of the Week

Zombie Lego man

Image by Paul Henman via Flickr


What? A rant about penguins wearing sweaters on a Friday? Science news on a Wednesday? Doesn’t this woman know how important routine is to preschoolers? What the heck is going on?

Obviously, Caterpickles Central has been invaded by mind-control zombie parasites, who are making it impossible for us to keep quiet any longer about:

Or maybe we’re just giddy that those crazy Aussies have found a way to make a health food out of sugar.

Whatever it is, we think it’s safe to say that we’re pretty excited about the news of the week and didn’t want to wait until Friday to share it.

About Shala Howell

I spent two decades helping companies like Bell Labs, Juniper Networks, and a genetic testing company that was later acquired by CVS translate some of the world’s most complicated concepts into actionable, understandable English. Now I'm working on a much harder problem -- fostering children’s curiosity and engagement in the scientific, artistic, and linguistic world that surrounds them. The first book in my Caterpickles Parenting Series, What’s That, Mom?, focuses on how to use public art to nurture children’s curiosity in the world around them. My next book will focus on science, and how parents without a science degree can answer their curious child's questions without enrolling in a college level refresher course. In the meantime, you can find me blogging about life with a very curious Eleven-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, chatting about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.blog, and tweeting about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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4 Responses to Mind-Control Zombie Parasites and Other News of the Week

  1. Dayanara says:

    Super informative writnig; keep it up.


  2. Medical Jobs says:

    I often read your website and always find it very interesting. Thought it was about time I let you know, Keep up the great work.


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