Week Off

The Queen and I are taking a weeklong vacation to Texas. I'll be back on November 10th with a report.

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Urban Legends For The 21st Century

A young couple living in a large isolated house had gone out to a dinner party one evening and left the babysitter in charge of their two children. The children had been put to bed upstairs and the babysitter was watching "Alias" when her cell phone played the first two verses of "Crazy In Love" by Beyonce Knowles. The babysitter

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A.G.H.O.S.T.

Last Friday. I spent an evening with A.G.H.O.S.T. -- the Amateur Ghost Hunters Of Seattle/Tacoma. You can read my report at The Morning News. A big thanks to Mr. Ross Allison and all the A.G.H.O.S.T. members I met -- they were a great group of folks, and I had a fun time. More information about the Amateur Ghost Hunters Of

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I Raised Her Good

Ma Baldwin phones from the East Coast.Ma: I got a question for you. Me: Shoot. Ma: Your dad and I were at church, and I was telling some people about Seattle and what a big music place it is. But I couldn't remember the name of that one band. That band you like. Me: [Inwardly sighs] Nirvana. You're probably thinking

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Art: A Fact

I don't think I would ever do art for art's sake. Well, maybe for a martial art, if it wanted me too -- but only out of fear. I wouldn't want to piss off kung fu.

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$87 Billion In Iraqi Funds Lost

In a press conference this morning, White House Spokesman Scott McClellan acknowledged that $87 billion in US funds were misplaced sometime yesterday afternoon. The cash -- which, citing "security reasons," President Bush insisted on carrying on his person during his eight-day overseas trip -- had recently been earmarked by Congress for Iraqi operations and reconstruction. McClellan would not outline the

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Band of yeti

Email.From: B. To: Matthew Baldwin Subject: Defective Yeti band Hey Matthew My name is B. Well me and my friends started a band recently and we were looking for a name for it. We were at a site andclicked on a link and it took us to your page and we saw defective yeti printed and we thought that was

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Footnote

Two weeks ago the morning bus was overcrowded, so I found myself standing in the aisle. The guy in the seat next to me kept looking at my feet and then glancing at my face. I resolutely pretended not to notice him, assuming that he was just irked that I was standing so close. I was all, like, "Yo: I'm

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