Horror is an interesting genre. It covers a multitude of movies, from cheap home-made efforts to Oscar winners like Silence of the Lambs. The longer I thought about it, the less idea I had about what exactly counted as “horror.” Sure, there were the obvious – Halloween, American Werewolf in London, Wolf Creek, The Flintstones… Continue reading #FridayNightFright 2017
Oh sure, we know our dogs aren’t really babies. We know that. But, sometimes, it’s hard to tell. Similarity to babies: we’re responsible for making sure they eat right, get medical attention at the right time, and we pick up their poop. Differences: in my experience, if you bribe and threaten hard enough, this stage… Continue reading On Puppies and Babies
Recently, Guardian columnist Victoria Coren Mitchell wrote about how oppressive the current news cycles are and then suggested a list of things that make her happy. I think this is both an excellent idea and a relatively stress-free exercise for someone looking to maintain a weekly blog-posting schedule. In that spirit, here is my list.… Continue reading On happy thoughts
We have words for so many different things in the modern world, but there doesn’t seem to be enough words for the very specific types of fear I feel every day. Why isn’t there a word for: the fear that comes when you realize you’re halfway through walking your dog and you haven’t brought a… Continue reading On Very Specific Types of Fear
Never stop being crasy, little kid.
Having two dogs is like having two kids in a surprising number of ways. Near the top is the sudden moral requirement to choose your favorite: all families need a pecking order. Now we have the lady Jordan alongside The Reverand John Henry, we need to establish their order in our affections. So, let’s break… Continue reading On Choosing Your Favorite Child
I am going to better myself and my whole family! I will spend hours reading old stories in the newly available online vault. The first magazine arrives – I read it cover to cover, pass it around, and we discuss the issues over dinner. 5 issues in, we’re skipping the poems. 10 issues in, we’re… Continue reading The 10 Stages of a New Yorker Subscription