Overcoming Avoidance

I got a great big enve­lope full of papers from the Social Secu­ri­ty Admin­is­tra­tion today. I hate deal­ing with this stuff, and in the past I’ve shuf­fled it off ’til lat­er (which nev­er comes). I hate the “D” word so much that I just can’t deal with it. Today I opened it, did the forms, put them […]

I Have a Bathing Suit!

And it fits. And I don’t hate it. The process of get­ting it was­n’t hor­rif­ic, and it was under $20 instead of $90 like the ones I’m see­ing in cat­a­logs. Yay Wal­mart! I tried on a two-piece at sam­bear’s urg­ing, and he real­ly liked how it looked. I just was­n’t up to wear­ing it, though. […]

Less Miscellany Than Usual

Once the real­iza­tion is accept­ed that even between the clos­est peo­ple infi­nite dis­tances exist, a mar­velous liv­ing side-by-side can grow up for them, if they suc­ceed in lov­ing the expanse between them, which gives them the pos­si­bil­i­ty of always see­ing each oth­er as a whole and before an immense sky. –Ranier Maria Rilke from Let­ters to […]

Poem: This Kind of Thing Doesn’t Happen Often and When It Does You Should Pay Attention

This Kind of Thing Does­n’t Hap­pen Often and When It Does You Should Pay Atten­tion –John Stone From Music from Apart­ment 8       i thank heav­en some­body’s crazy       enough to send me a daisy       –e.e. cum­mings On Pied­mont Road, going north, before my car there float­ed forth a soapy bub­ble in the traf­fic, glis­ten­ing and holo­graph­ic. It drift­ed down into my path, […]

Addendum About “Christian” Whatever

As far as I’m con­cerned, if it isn’t worth buy­ing with­out being labeled/marketed as “Chris­t­ian” (or pagan/­­Jew­­ish/­­wom­­yn-made/etc.), it’s not worth buy­ing because of that label. If it sucks, it sucks. If it’s mediocre tripe, it’s going to be mediocre tripe whether it’s “Chris­t­ian” or not. I’m aware of exact­ly one Chris­t­ian record­ing artist who has had […]

It’s Tuesday, Right?

Ever felt the urge to spray-paint an over­pass? Friend­ship make pros­per­i­ty more shin­ing and lessens adver­si­ty by divid­ing and shar­ing it. –Cicero Why do I think they might do lots more laun­dry now? Carnegie Mel­lon Stu­dents Can Even Use Com­put­ers to Do Their Laun­dry Geez. Cyn­thia McK­in­ney is run­ning for office again. I wish there were some […]

“If it has the word ‘Christian’ in it, it probably sucks.”

I adore preacher­man­feed. If you don’t read him, you should. He has been recount­ing his epic strug­gle with a rac­coon in his chim­ney. It is a total hoot and espe­cial­ly enjoy­able to me after our chim­ney strug­gles in 2002. And then he toss­es in this bit: Let me give you a hint. If it has the word […]

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