Today is July 1st, which marks five years since I started this blog. Five. In blog terms that means I have been around since the time of the dinosaurs. In real world terms, this is a really dedicated hobby. I started blogging for a bunch of reasons, but mostly because I was doing some web design at work and wanted a sandbox to play around in. I never dreamed that five years … Read More.
Well folks. What a week! The past seven days has brought the depths of hatred, profound grief, and new heights of open-mindedness. On Thursday I watched Clemnta Pickney's funeral in the waiting room of a car wash and saw grown men cry in mourning for someone they never met. On Friday, I watched other men cry in joy, and in sadness to know they could not tell their teenage … Read More.
Here is a thing I have noticed - When you have a birthday, we eat cake. When America has a birthday, we set stuff on fire and make things explode in the sky. I'm not sure what that says about us as a nation, but I'm not sure I dislike it. Real life genuine fireworks are dreaded around here (pet parents know what I'm talking about) so I'm a fan of the quieter variety, Pop … Read More.
My parental friends tell me that one of their ongoing sources of guilt is throwing away their children's artwork. Not that they don't want to keep it, but, you … Read More.
A group of crows in called a murder. A group of pheasants is called a bouquet. And a group of flamingos is called a flamboyance, which is strangely befitting because … Read More.
The environmental benefit of urban goat stampedes. Why can't the US government's graphic design be this cool? The man behind Dos Equis "Most … Read More.
"It is the childlike mind that finds the kingdom." I read that quote last year in an obituary for Charles Filmore, a famous grammatical linguist who … Read More.
Stained glass is a big deal in these parts, especially the linear-prairie school of design type of stuff. It's gorgeous. It's expensive. It's not-at-all weather … Read More.
"Ways in Which I am Winning This Week" By Aunt Peaches 1. I cleaned my couch yesterday and found 3 hairbrushes, a stuffed leprechaun, and $17.38 in cash. 2. … Read More.