Monthly Archives: April 2008

Life in the house of sick.

For the past 3 days I have become obsessive compulsive with disinfecting everything in sight. Since coming home from seeing The Phantom of the Opera on Saturday night (6 rows from the front!!), I was greeted with a pukey kid. From Saturday night onward, Emma has had several bouts of nausea that has tested my […]

Commas, Turning Up, Everywhere

WASHINGTON—In the midst of a crisis that may have reached a breaking, point Tuesday afternoon, linguists, and grammarians, everywhere say they are baffled, by the sudden and seemingly random, appearance of commas, in our nation’s sentences. The epidemic of errant punctuation has spread, like wildfire, since signs of the epidemic first, appeared in a Washington […]

Threat vs. Warning

So our Mormon visitation is continuing — while I think Jerry is getting a little tired of it all, I’m still keen on having them come over. Maybe it’s because I like being friendly to them in a big-sister kind of way. I just figure that they must be rejected, mocked, or not taken very […]

What he said:

Without [religion] you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things — that takes religion. Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg

Getting my priorities in order

News Talk 650, that bastion of right-winged talk radio, apparently has a new target — working mamas. Tammy Robert, the producer for John Gormley’s show published a post, “Children & Places They Don’t Belong” to criticize a SK politician‘s choice of having her 6-month-old with her at a press conference. . . . makes Baby […]

Garfield, Revisited.

via Rilla, I give you Garfield minus Garfield: Who would have guessed that when you remove Garfield from the Garfield comic strips, the result is an even better comic about schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and the empty desperation of modern life? Friends, meet Jon Arbuckle. Let’s laugh and learn with him on a journey deep into […]

She makes me scream, too.

Why Hillary Makes My Wife ScreamThe Nation My wife Barbara has begun yelling at the television set every time she hears Hillary Clinton. This is abnormal behavior, since Barbara is a meditative practitioner of everything peaceful and organic, and is inspired by Barack Obama’s transformational appeal. For Barbara, Hillary has become the screech on the […]