Month: May 2012

Thursday

Letters to Children Living in the Present I The nineteenth-century Scottish fantasy writer, George MacDonald, lived in intense poverty. He wrote fairy tales in order to eke out a …

Wednesday

Received in an Email Newsletter Nearly half of all Americans live in a household getting a government check, according to the Census Bureau. Of course, it’s not quite as …

Tuesday

Bullets I’ve installed a rain barrel. Okay, not really, but I did position four plastic containers on top of my garden closet, just under the eaves of my shed. …

Monday

Happy Memorial Day. Consistent with past practice, blogging will be light today, since holiday blog traffic is normally very low. * * * * * * * I looked …

Saturday

Autobiographical Corner Whew, a great weekend ahead of me. Why? I have the house to myself. Marie and The Seven left for a weekend of bird watching. Yes, bird …

Friday

It’s summer time, which means it’s time to get out the gin. I guess gin joints are all the rage these days. New York Magazine has provided a list …

Wednesday

Summer Reading Blessed Summer sits 48 hours away. My reading list has more-or-less come together. For your general edification or amusement, here it is: I enjoy few things more …

An aquarium in the U.K. claims that it has the world’s first vegetarian shark. Either that or they’re playing a really mean prank on Nigel the tank cleaner. Fallon …

Tuesday

Failbook Last Thursday, a family member had access to Facebook shares at $43 per share (IPO price: $38). I asked him if he could get me in. He looked …

Monday

Autobiographical Corner Well, the worse of the busy season is almost behind me: the little girls’ soccer leagues are done (I did my final Hell stint Saturday morning, watching …