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Newsletter: Month Fifty and Fifty-one

Dear Leta, Tomorrow you turn fifty-one months old. If you are reading these in chronological order you will probably notice that the newsletter for month fifty has gone missing. Yeah, about that. Would you believe me if I told you Coco ate it? You’d have to because Coco eats everything. Just this week she ate [...]

LaCie USB and FireWire Hub

This is a bit, okay, no, a lot of an indulgence, but this morning we were shopping at a local camera shop for some photo paper when I saw this thing sitting on a display shelf. It’s a USB hub for your computer, except look at it. This is no ordinary USB hub. This is [...]


The light was good on the deck this morning (although it was a balmy 34 degrees), so I took the dogs out there to sit in the sun and sip some coffee. Sometimes I’m amazed at what a good dog Chuck turned out to be considering the scars I have on my ankles from where [...]

Because mother nature did something wrong

Jon was walking into the grocery store the other night when it started snowing, and because he knew that I was probably at home DYING OF A BROKEN HEART, he picked up these tulips while he was there. When he walked in the door he was holding the bouquet out in front of him and [...]

A quick announcement

Jon and I are going to be in New York City next week for a couple of days, and I’m working with my publisher to try and set up a book signing somewhere in Manhattan on Wednesday afternoon (May 7). Four of the contributors live in the area and will also be there to sign [...]