Standing at the Pearly Gates, Saint Peter ushers me through into The Place. The first thing I see?
I'm going to need you to be a little more specific...
I imagine the office conversation went something like: "OK, team, there are no wrong answers in brainstorming. This subdivision has a cat theme. Give me some street names..."
January 2021 was a notable month in American history. I won’t pretend that what was going on in our house was anywhere near as important as national events - but they certainly hit home just as hard. When you find rat poop under your sofa, the wider world loses focuses, just for a second. Yes, … Continue reading On Vermin
I am not a great scientist. Let me put that out there first. At school, when it came to choosing which science I would focus on for the final two years of compulsory schooling (14-16), I chose physics, because that’s what boys did. Girls went for biology; mad scientists and bomb-makers chose chemistry. I didn’t … Continue reading On Doggy DNA, part 2
We have previously discussed the fascinating sociological issue of the secret pug-lovers societies dotted around the US (and, most likely, beyond). Having our three puppers means that we instantly, and without any option to opt out, have an entry into this cabal. And yet. Look at them. I look at these faces every day and … Continue reading On Doggy DNA
Hello, innocent bystander. This is either my attempt at contributing something positive in These Trying Times, or it’s me finally cracking up. Either way, thanks for being here to witness whatever this is. I want to add a little light, a little levity, in what are at best uncertain times. Yes, I am a hero. So, … Continue reading Newsletter: October 1, 2020
Something sinister's going on down at Amy's. Has anyone seen world-famous Belgian Hercule Poirot recently?
Makes ya think. I'm trying to create a high-quality blog here. Something high-brow and respectable. Occasionally, the quality control breaks down and something juvenile and embarrassing slips through. This, dear reader, is one of those times. Please accept my apologies.