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On the importance of doing research

Without doing any reading or investigation other than flipping through the catalog of photos in my brain…

New Tunes – Cat Power

Cat Power (Chan Marshall) is by no means a new artist, but this is the first album of original material she’s put out in six years.

Working on our skill sets

Monday morning Marlo slept in late enough that I was able to get the dogs outside and pour myself a glass of orange juice before the madness set in.

"Pray I will and sing I must, but yet I weep"

Vice President Joe Biden commemorated 9/11 in Shanksville, Penn. today. Before running the transcript from the speech he gave, Talking Points Memo contributor David Kurtz talked about the side of Biden that makes him “cut him a lot of slack for his som…

Come, Armageddon! Come!

One night last week I turned over in bed only to come face to face with Chuck’s cold, wet nose. If you think I’m dramatic when I’m awake, you should come see what happens when I have a bad dream or, you know, wake up to find an animal staring me in the face. If [...]

Stuff I found while looking around

The paintings of Michael Carson, a photographic gallery of fractal patterns found while exploring the planet with Google Earth.

New Tunes – David Byrne & St. Vincent

David Byrne of course needs no introduction, and even if you’ve never heard of St. Vincent…

My ongoing struggle with wildlife

A couple of nights ago I was sitting on the front porch after having put both girls to bed trying to enjoy the cool evening temperature and setting sun.

My third grader

An undaunted fever hit Leta last Wednesday night (reaching a high of 104.5 on Thursday and Friday) and kept her in bed until midday yesterday when it finally relented and her appetite returned. I was feeding her anything during that time—pop tarts, ice cream, cookies, pretty much anything that would appear in the first line [...]

Catching up with civilization

I finally caught up with 2012 and joined Pinterest, you guys. I avoided it as long as I could because, as a visual person, I could see someone discovering my emaciated, dead body sprawled on top of my laptop having just spent two entire weeks doing not…