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One of the reasons I love him so much is because he really wants others to be happy: “In our lifetime, people have died for freedom, whether we want to see it as such or not. When people died in New York, in Washington and Pennsylvania, they died because they live in a free country. [...]

A sign from God

Someone slapped these Bush stickers on all the STOP signs in the neighborhood. I’m sure once the culprit is smoked out and brought to justice that Utah officials will kill him by firing squad.

The Curse

Last night before drifting off to sleep I asked Jon to check and see who was winning the game between the Red Sox and Yankees. We happened to turn the channel to Fox just a few moments before the end of the game, and you could feel the tension and the anticipation: it shot out [...]

Blooms in Autumn

On your way to becoming America’s Next Top Person With a Brain in His Mind

Last night Jon and I indulged in two hours of patently horrible reality television whose target demographic is homosexual men. I guess I am misleading you when I say that we indulged because that makes it sound like we don’t ever watch patently horrible television when the truth is that we indulge EVERY NIGHT. We [...]

He likes the blueberry ones, with icing

Yesterday morning I left a portion of my unfinished pop tart sitting on the kitchen counter for a few hours. I realized at about noon that Chuck had been sitting on the kitchen floor directly beneath that piece of pop tart for over FOUR HOURS, waiting, waiting, waiting. We promised it would never happen, but [...]

How to Annoy Me

Continue to say, “Da da,” throughout the day as if he is the one standing there changing all those dirty diapers. It’s MA MA, kid. MA. MA.


I cannot possibly express the importance of marrying someone who knows how to wear a pair of pants that hit the shoes just right. So much flows from that one standard.

Praying Mantis

I just reserved my place in Hell

I go to the grocery store to pick up some cold medicine, and I’ve got Leta on my right hip barely hanging on. All the lines are long, even the 10 items or less line, and I’m standing there, cold medicine in my left hand, Leta perching off my right side. A huge, bald man [...]