I remember reading a book–no, a series–in the early 90s or so. The clearest memory I have is that there was some sort of drug that made anyone who took it “perfect”–healthy, beautiful, athletic, etc. It was also addictive after just one dose, and there was no way to get off it–to stop taking it […]
Carter Heyward: Love, like truth and beauty, is concrete. Love is not fundamentally a sweet feeling; not, at heart, a matter of sentiment, attachment, or being “drawn toward.” Love is active, effective, a matter of making reciprocal and mutually beneficial relation with one’s friends and enemies. Love creates righteousness, or justice, here on earth. To […]
I detest grass. I’m so allergic that I consider the stuff a personal attack. Beyond that, I’ve always considered all the money and energy that is put into inedible crops that aren’t even pretty to be a disgusting form of conspicuous consumption. I cheered out loud when I read this article: The Incredible, Edible Front Lawn […]
I’ve never encountered this web site before, but it was linked from a blog carnival, and the article is pretty good: Because Sitting up is for Suckers: 70+ Tools, Tips and Hacks to Work from Bed I still miss my laptop! And I have a pretty nice setup, but can’t help drooling at this: the Ergopod […]
We’re supposed to have the highest-speed residential service available from Comcast, darnit. I will say that the service is much faster than anything we ever got on DSL.
Totally unrelated to anything else: Squee! (Thanks, AMQ!) For some odd reason, I got this weird notion about tracking down as many of the books I’ve read as possible. No, I don’t know why.
This passage reminded me of Sam: People ask me: Why do you write about food, and eating and drinking? Why don’t you write about the struggle for power and security, and about love, the way others do? They ask it accusingly, as if I were somehow gross, unfaithful to the honor of my craft. The easiest answer is […]
Danielle Duplassie, MA, RCC, a Doctoral Student in Human Sexuality at The Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, sent a request to one of the lists I’m on tonight seeking polyamorous people to take a survey that is part of her research. It won’t even take you five minutes. Go clicky! Edited: Whoops! […]
I guess everybody has heard, by now, that we lost George Carlin last night. I’ve seen many articles about him today, but I think Susie Bright did the best job of catching his spirit. Today was a very Monday-ish Monday. I’m grumpy and nothing feels right. The girl is off spending time with my family, […]
I have to say, I do love the fact that WordPress allows me to write posts and schedule them to post themselves to cover days when I don’t feel up to blogging. I’ve been having a lot of trouble viewing the monitor lately–my eyes feel like they’re dancing and nothing stays in focus, leading to […]