Things in Zimbabwe are bad. How bad are they? Things are so bad in Zimbabwe that the ruling party can’t even rig an election. Cross posted to Space For Commerce.
Question: Where does the eight hundred pound gorilla sit? Answer: Anywhere it wants to! It hasn’t made much of a ripple yet in the political blogosphere, but among the various writers discussion groups, websites and e- newsletters, discussion of the Amazon-Publish America imbroglio is achieving a melt-down-and-drop-through-to-the earths core degree of nuclear passion. The implications… More »
Sardoodledom is, apparently, another word for melodrama. Watch the spelling bee contestant try to spell it. h/t Joanne Jacobs
(Part one is here) As was noted by a number of other bloggers and commenters, one doesn’t usually have a choice about your relations. Parents, cousins, grandparents and all; you’re stuck with them, as embarrassing as they are. Friends or spouses, business partners or clergy — those we choose — and we are known for… More »
I know I’m exhausted so I’m “altered” but I’ve got to say that kid David Cook is one hell of a singer. I hate the song Billy Jean with a passion, but what he did with it? That was sweet.
I know this probably sounds silly to many of you, but we need your prayers. Our Hemingway Cat, Miko, has managed to somehow open a gaping wound in her chest. I’m taking her to the humane society to see what they can do for her, but I’m pretty sure she’s septic and quite frankly, we… More »
Except .. they weren’t turkeys. They were eggs. Plastic easter eggs. Dropped from a helicopter. The idea behind the Cartersville EggDrop was to replace the old boring egg-hunt thing with a helicopter dropping 10k Easter eggs onto a small section of a football field. After the event a neighbor said to me after the egg… More »
Just for fun, another writers’ blog; this month, she is spot-lighting Westerns. If you are thirsting for something newer than Zane Gray and Louis L’Amour, check it out. Does anyone need an explanation for the title?
(Part one of two) An age ago when I had to keep closer track of what currently bubbled up to the top of popular culture and remained there as a sort of curdled froth, suitable for generating one-liners for whatever radio show I was doing for Armed Forces Radio, I read a long interview with… More »
Interesting link, here. My own thoughts on this…later. Interesting week, in the sense of that Chinese proverb.
Pippin and I don’t play “Fetch,” we play “Catch.” Hope at least some of our readers have spring weather to enjoy. We’re certainly enjoying ours!
The grave-side service for Dave, my good employer and good friend, mentor in all things computer-related was held this morning at the Fort Sam Houston cemetery. I think his daughters had initially wanted to make it more private than it turned out to be. His sisters made no end of fuss over being so exclusive,… More »
Dave’s family arrived last night – his father, two sisters and a brother-in-law, along with his older daughter. His second daughter arrives tonight… maybe. Weather and the airline schedule permitting. So far, sorting out everything has not been as fraught as expected. I spent a good part of the day at the trailer with them:… More »
Chris Gerrib writes In the process of writing yesterday’s entry, I found the USMC Rules for Gunfighting. It’s both true and amusing. Thank God I never had to apply these to ‘real life’. Watch their hands. Hands kill. Except that one, once. Kinda-sorta. I was reasonably sure the guy wasn’t armed and he was what… More »
Saturday – it’s a work day for me. My weekend is split – Sundays are for a long hike with the dogs and work in the house and garden. Wednesdays are my Saturday, a long day given up to writing, both morning and afternoon. Mondays and Fridays are my workdays with my friend Dave the… More »
Oh, my goodness gracious me, the presidential-race politicking is just betting more and more engrossing, in that tacky drive-by on the high-way and slow down to take a look at the interestingly arrayed wreckage sort of way. Honestly, as an independent-tending-to-the-Republican side of the political side of the scale for the purposes of this particular… More »
There’s one terribly inconvenient and sort of disgusting thing about daylight savings time… well, aside from the bit about setting the clocks ahead one hour. The additional daylight in the evening is nice, very nice. Nicer when I was working until 5 at various corporate hellholes, and usually arrived home after dark throughout the winter… More »
the song stuck in your head is that insipid “FreeCreditReport.com” jingle. The one where they’re in the seafood restaurant? Yeah, that one. All through Max’s walk. Yeesh. Have to grab a good CD for the drive to work. In other news, E.D. Hill on Fox News just said, “…a tawdry triangle of trists and tricks.”… More »
Area Tap Water Has Traces of Medicines Tests Find 6 Drugs, Caffeine in D.C., Va. You just can’t add anything to that.
Interesting take on international relations beginning with WWII, in this animated short. Seriously warped and very creative, although you might develope the munchies after watching.
Is it just me, or does the current news of Al Queda looking to attack America again seem just a little too convenient? I mean, I assume that they’re always looking for a way to hit us again, but to have it make “the news,” during an election year? Maybe I’m being cynical, but this… More »
More western ranching and cattle-trailing trivia, for your weekend delectation. (part one is here ) The classical free-range cattle-ranching and long-trail-drive west actually only lasted for about twenty years, from the end of the Civil War to the mid-1880s when bad weather and a glutted market spelled the end of those ways. The cattle-towns depicted… More »
There’s supposed to be a high of 50 today and it’s already 42, on the 6th of March. We could have snow next week, or it could be up to the 60s. While it’s warm down here in the valley, up on the mountains, the snowline hasn’t started to shrink. I can walk Max through… More »
And oh, the dice and hit-point jokes that will shower the land. I never played D+D. I was such a dork in high school even the nerdly kids playing D+D shunned me. I did start a D+D campaign – when I was twenty-four. Worked up a character and everything. Then the DM deployed to Saudi… More »
So it’s primary day in Texas. I was looking forward to today, so as to finally get a break from all the automated phone calls from the various campaigns. It’s interesting to see the some rifts in the great clouds of swooning adoration surrounding B. Obama, though. Nothing puts the whole Obamania thing into better… More »