Monthly Archives: December 2014

I, I Can Remember, Standing by the Wall

I was thinking about David Bowie yesterday. John Scalzi had a blog post on introducing his daughter to Bowie (http://whatever.scalzi.com/2014/12/05/this-is-how-we-educate-our-youth/) and in the list of the five songs he recommended he included the anthem “Heroes”. I applauded that way down … Continue reading

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Caturday: The Witch-Queen of the House

This is Arya, looking quite bitchy. This is nothing new for Arya. Despite the fact that she is draping herself across my right arm and chest as I type this, she can be a real piece of work. She is … Continue reading

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Back to the Home Repair Trenches

¬†For weeks I’ve been battling the toilet in what we call my wife’s bathroom. It’s a wall toilet as old as my younger brother and it’s innards are in a constant state of decline. Our last trip to Minot I … Continue reading

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It’s Not Easy Being a Dog

Pippin wanted to get on the couch but the cats have trained him too well. Rather than contend with the four pound kitten he squeezed himself into corner, trying to hide in the folds of that faux sheepskin blanket. That’s … Continue reading

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And This is Why Cats Rule the Internet

As I have noted before, there are feral cats in our neighborhood. Some of the neighbors (and my wife) do their best to manage the problem. The males were trapped and taken to farms. The females and their kittens are … Continue reading

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Not a Griswold Christmas

Unlike past Thanksgiving weekends I did not augment our lights outside. I strung orange and purple light in October for Halloween but by this time I’ve usually added strands of purple and white. Then I set up the lit pink … Continue reading

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