Archive for 2006

Merry Christmas

Monday, December 25th, 2006

Though I don’t prescribe to any particular religion, I grew up celebrating Christmas with many customs not at all related to Christianity and church. And, over the years, I gathered many customs of my own–some intentional, others accidentally so. Like the one I’ll perform just before I go to bed tonight–when I turn out all […]


Friday, December 22nd, 2006

Now that I am on vacation, I’m going to try to finish a few musty blog posts that I’ve been meaning to get to. The first is my commentary on a Salon article savaging Annie Liebowitz for publishing a very personal memoir of photos from her personal collection. Karnasiewicz’s comments are a brilliant example of […]

When you think you’re out of Duggars, the world gives you more.

Saturday, December 16th, 2006

Just when you think there can’t possibly be anything else to be said about the Duggar family, a comment comes trickling in that raises your eyebrows right up into your hairline. Now, I’ve been very very clear that I think the Duggar family practice–though not what I would want for myself–is something freely chosen by […]

Another boring update.

Sunday, December 3rd, 2006

Whew, I am tired–the end of another weekend came way too fast. And I didn’t even leave the house. Dorien is also exhausted; obviously being this cute takes lots and lots of effort. Made another attempt at clearing the yard. And, to think, I was glad because there were no pine trees here. Last time […]

Long weekend, comfort & joy.

Sunday, November 26th, 2006

Spent the lengthy Thanksgiving weekend with family and friends. Is there anything more festive than a crepe paper turkey watching as his real live bretheren are slaughtered, roasted, and consumed? Not really. Turkey at my dad’s brother’s place is either deep fried, brined and smoked, or brined and grilled. My Uncle C. is a fantastic […]

Snow! And Muppets!

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

Two quick yet exciting notes about today. One: It is only November and yet tonight I heard the weather forecast mention the blessed word, “snow.” Sure, they were just baiting to get me to stick around during the commercials, but still. There is snow in the mountains and it’s possible that a flake or two […]

Seasonal flip & Things. Two posts in one.

Saturday, November 18th, 2006

I swear I’m just going to pick a partial posting and finish it one of these days. Like today. I’m going to post what I was going to post anyway, and then pick at random one of the five draft posts I have saved and finish it. What I should be doing is either sleeping […]

It’s the end of the world as we know it.

Wednesday, November 8th, 2006

And I feel fine. Well, it’s just an exciting news day overall. Also, not dead. Merely resting. Also, Morpheus is a bit under-the-weather. When he has more RAM, there will be more pictures. And posting.

Halloween, part 2

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

The first guests arrive tomorrow and things are in full Halloween mode here at the house. The frequent bouts of rain have slowed the construction and lighting progress, but with Thursday and Friday off (and Thursday currently promising no rain), hopefully most of the remainder will get done in time. The new neighbors have been […]

Halloween, part 1

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

I’m not dead. Really. Some mornings when I wake up right now, I sort of wish I was, but that’s mostly because I wouldn’t have to get out of my nice, warm bed. The nice warm part being the exact opposite of the rest of the house, which is without heat and a bit chilly. […]