I almost did not open Facebook at all last Friday. I have started avoiding it more and more, or searching for particular pages and people whose new posts I am interested in seeing, rather than scrolling endlessly and taking whatever happens to be there. Because lately “whatever happens to be there” is more than I … More Look at Me
A few weeks ago the girl went for a walk with our neighbor and her daughter and their puppy. (We have put a moratorium on the addition of new animals to our household, so she takes opportunities where she can get them.) As soon as she got back to our yard she told me I … More Snakes in the Grass
I hate election years. I’m sure there was a time in our country’s history when the potential of democracy created an air of excitement–hope even, and I mean real hope, not just words on a campaign poster–but I feel like that time is long past. That train stopped running years ago and the tracks are … More Choice.
Yesterday I was on my way to a work function that started at 6 p.m. I had stopped to get a sandwich at the bagel shop in my neighborhood and found myself trying to turn left into late afternoon rush hour traffic, so I backtracked to the other side of parking lot and made a … More It’s even worse than I thought
So it’s September 11, and I’m already miffed at CNN for rebroadcasting all of their footage from 9/11 in real time. To put it mildly, I just don’t think that was necessary. Then I get to work and numerous colleagues are decked out–I mean, DECKED OUT–in red, white and blue. Long faces and sighs and … More Monday, September 11, 2006: The One Where I’m Accused of Treason
Conversation between David Letterman and Geena Davis, after Dave asked Geena how “Commander in Chief” was going: Geena: It’s a hard job being pretend leader of the free world. It’s a heavy burden.” Letterman: (laughing) “Well, yeah. Just ask George Bush, for God’s sake.”
I just read this in yesterday’s paper. How many more days will Bush be President? I know someone out there is counting.
We hope you’ll drop by in a few days when regularly scheduled programming has returned. In the meantime, please enjoy this little laugh, compliments of the United States Government. BUSH PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY DESTROYED BY FLOOD Crawford, Texas — A tragic flood this morning destroyed the personal library of President George W. Bush. The flood began … More This blog is on temporary hiatus
Living With the Dead
I spent last night reading about Ashley Judd and her incredible devotion to Youth Aids. I spent the final moments of my planning period this morning talking with a friend about the importance of doing what we can with what we have. I have spent the last hour brainstorming with my 2nd period about how … More Full of sound and fury, signifying everything