The Root Of Evil

On the phone with The Queen.The Queen: Did you guys have fun at music class this morning. Me: Oh yeah, we had a blast. And afterwards, when I was driving The Squirrelly to daycare, he ate raw carrots for the first time. I think he really liked them. Q: Where did he get raw carrots? M: I forgot to bring

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House Party

Last Saturday I was a participant in a panel discussion, as part of the Richard Hugo House's Annual Inquiry. Oh shit -- you know, I totally meant to announce this last week, so my local readers could come see me. Well, the nice thing about having both a blog that allows backdated entires and a complete lack of scruples is

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The Slump

You'd think that with all the calamities that have recently befallen the White House -- the fallout from the Katrina response, the Plame investigation, the Miers nomination, the Delay indictment, the disastrous Tikrit teleconference, etc. -- we progressives would be gloating every chance we got. Actually, I've noticed that most of my friends daren't even mention the current state of

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Super Way-In-Advance Notice

Hey, I'll be part of a panel discussion last I mean next Saturday at the Hugo House's Annual Inquiry. If you weren't there it was totally your fault, with me giving you lots and lots of advance notice and all.

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Souled Out

Hey, have you heard that new Death Cab For Cutie song, "Soul Meets Body?" Oh boy, I have. I'm listening to it right now! And I don't just mean "I'm listening to it as I type these words," I mean "I'm probably listening to it at the exact moment you read these words, regardless of when that might be." Every

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The Fine Art Of Writing

Sorry about the paucity of posts in the last two weeks, but it took a while for me to get that ASD entry out, and everything else got stoppered up. It's like I have this pipe of things I want to write about, but if the one at the end of the chute is really big or hard it will

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ASD

This is The Squirrelly, looking you in the eye. If you met The Squirrelly in person, this is not something you'd likely see. As you entered the room he might glance briefly in your direction, but would then return to whatever he was doing before and probably ignore you thereafter. Any effort you made to catch his eye would almost

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when you ask

when you ask           ask when you   ask the love of your life (of your breath of your soul) you want to give           to give (custom design one of a kind)  you want   to give an engagement ring not to be found upon the          finger of            anyone                anyone else we have the largest selection of engagement rings b  e   c    a     u      s       e engagement rings are what we do              (i do)                 and all we do are engagement rings unlike that fucker         that fucker tom shane                     - e. e. robbins

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