Monthly Archives: November 2008

What she said:

DedicationsAdrienne Rich I know you are reading this poemlate, before leaving your officeof the one intense yellow lamp-spot and the darkening windowin the lassitude of a building faded to quietlong after rush-hour. I know you are reading this poemstanding up in a bookstore far from the oceanon a gray day of early spring, faint flakes […]


Thanksgiving must be a terrible time for atheists. They have no God to thank. They do not have the privilege of gathering with family and friends to express gratitude by saying: “Praise God from whom all blessings flow.” An atheist on his deathbed faces serious uncertainties. Gazing upward, he pleads: “Oh God, if there is […]

"I’m not going to pay a lot for that rape kit!"

Oh, Palin, how mocking you (and what you represent) never gets boring — here’s a video hangover from the election: p.s. Keith’s back from his holidays, and reacts (hilariously!) to the Palin/turkey carnage here. Check it out.

I should run for office

US officials flunk test of test of American history, economics and civics WASHINGTON (AFP) – US elected officials scored abysmally on a test measuring their civic knowledge, with an average grade of just 44 percent, the group that organized the exam said Thursday. Ordinary citizens did not fare much better, scoring just 49 percent correct […]

What she said:

Everywhere I go I’m asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don’t stifle enough of them. There’s many a best-seller that could have been prevented by a good teacher. — Flannery O’Connor

It’s the most wonderful time of the year….

It’s egg nog in the coffee season! Woohoo. It almost makes up for the obscene amount of work ahead of me in the next 3 weeks. And while I broke down and bought the ‘nog, I haven’t succumbed to Christmas music yet — I’m making myself wait until after Thanksgiving (or next Thurs, for you […]

Political carnage

Another Palin-esque political saavy moment — giving a press conference with the backdrop of Thanksgiving turkeys being slaughtered: Tina Fey, I believe you have your next skit.