Author Archives: Fannie Cranium

About Fannie Cranium

Writing since she could first hold a pen, Tracy Perkins formed her alter ego, "Fannie Cranium" at the suggestion of her husband. Tracy understands smiling makes people wonder what she’s been up to.

Heads up, Writers! The Conflict Thesaurus (+Giveaway)

The Conflict Thesaurus, Vol. 1, inspiration for some juicy, main course, inner conflict, with a heaping side dish of external drama. Continue reading

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Kit Spa Day

My husband and I set out a water bath for the neighborhood critters during the recent heat wave. We met a new raccoon mamma and her kits. As luck would have it, momma walked out of the shot right when … Continue reading

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9th Annual Poll: Funniest Names in the NFL Draft–RUNOFF

Anyone interested in voting for the Funniest Name in the NFL draft? Help break the tie between Racey McMath, Divine Deablo, and Isaiahh Loudermilk. Your vote counts!

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Clever Outhouse Repurposing

I love cleaver repurposing. Saw this and my irreverent sense of humor kicked in: meat smoker or john for smokers? What say you? Whatever way you slice it, have a safe and wonderful weekend! And for those of you who … Continue reading

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In Search of . . . the Mythical Phone Booth

In 2011 I convinced some friends from the midwest that we should all cram into a phone booth and recreate a moment from the past. Fast forward ten years when I posted the photo on Facebook and several comments about … Continue reading

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My Dementia Care Journey Started with a Phone Call

Everyone can recall an instance where they experienced something for the first time, the first day of school, the first day of a new job, the first time falling in love.

What about the first time you heard the doctor say your loved one has dementia? Continue reading

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Happy Belated Valentine’s Day

Happy belated Valentine’s Day. I’m not quite a month late. My apologies for not being around for quite some time. I’ve been working to fulfill a promise to my father who passed several years ago, but I will save that … Continue reading

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A Summer of Rose Profusion

“Roses do not bloom hurriedly; for beauty, like any masterpiece, takes time to blossom.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo This year has not been like any other during my lifetime. But for all that is going on in the world right now, … Continue reading

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Writers, Have You Heard About The Occupation Thesaurus?

Hi everyone! Today I have something fun to share…a special chance to win some help with your writing bills. Awesome, right? Some of you may know Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi of Writers Helping Writers. Well, today they are releasing … Continue reading

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When You’ve Named Your Cats Ax and Dently on Purpose

After a month of working on sit and stay with my shelter kitties, who are named Ax and Dently on purpose. We accidentally got a photo in the right order of Ax, Sid—the sloth from Ice Age, and Dently. Of … Continue reading

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