BEAUTIFUL: "One thing I do try to do is end with the Our Father. Sometimes they say it with me, sometimes they don't. I try to pull them both up on my lap and hold them close while I say it. I'm hoping that in years to come, when they say the prayer on their own, they'll remember the feeling of being held close by their father, which is, of course, what I hope we all might feel when saying our prayers." more … [Read more...]

"My days of old have vanished--tone and tints." --Douglas MacArthur, at West Point, 1962 … [Read more...]

DEEPLY SHALLOW: Just a note: The "Deep Thoughts" below are, indeed, from "Saturday Night Live." While The Rat is one of the funniest people I know (funny strange, funny ha-ha, it's all good) she did not personally craft these thoughts.I really like this description of the blog: "Also, and I mean this in the nicest way possible, there's a certain plane crash quality to Eve's blog that keeps me coming back...."Oh, and I flensed some of the more egregious overwriting from the most recent … [Read more...]

"But with the inevitable forward march of progress come new ways of hiding things, and new things to hide." --Chris Ware, Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth … [Read more...]

YOU SIT AND YOU WONDER WHETHER IT'S GONNA BE SYNDICATED... I finally got an Atom feed. I don't even rightly know what that is, but you can find it here. Please tell me if I've messed it up somehow, since, as I say, I have no clue what this is. But people kept asking when I was gonna get one.In other "shiny new toys!" developments, I've added a PayPal button. Use it wisely.(Real blogging soon--and I mean it this time!) … [Read more...]

DEEP THOUGHTS: Ratty sent me a vast list of 'em. She pointed out that most of them were metaphors for her life, for my life, or for same-sex marriage. (Sometimes, of course, I worry that my life is just one big metaphor for same-sex marriage.) Here are some samples; judge for yourself.My life: Sometimes the beauty of the world is so overwhelming, I just want to throw back my head and gargle. Just gargle and gargle, and I don't care who hears me, because I am beautiful.What is it about a … [Read more...]

FREE OLD TIME RADIO SHOWS! Listen online.Via T. Bress. … [Read more...]