Archive for July, 2012

A bittersweet family portrait

Please withhold names from comments.

Offset tally

I have been cranky this summer. Too much heat, work, and ridiculous politics. Not enough rest, reading, and picnics. I find myself replaying yesterday’s bad mood or anticipating a snow day in some relaxing future. It is easy to get preoccupied backwards and forwards, the present seems a jam packed to-list and those people that when […]

New York’s Hottest Curator

I really want to visit this gallery.

Ich bin kein fan (I am not a fan)

…unless, of course, one were to change “four” to “five” and add ” fragment” at the end.  

It’s really a cooking blog

which I rather enjoy, but the author recently posted this lovely coming-out story.

Six-year-old judges books by covers

As a follow-up to this, we now have this: A six-year-old who looks at book covers and then declares what she thinks the books are about. Samples:   “That looks VERY CREEPY!!!” (My daughter insisted that there be three, exactly three exclamation points). “It looks like it would be scary and very very strange and […]

We’re doomed

Why is neither presidential campaign saying anything* about climate change? I know Romney’s party is in thrall to denialists, crackpots, and oilmen. But if I’ve learned anything from listening to NPR, it’s that there are two sides to every story: a Republican side and a Democratic side. Why nothing from the Democratic candidate? Meanwhile, evidence […]


Jumping off tall objects for fun: yea or nay? Are you an adrenaline junkie? Do you like pushing yourself beyond limits of comfort (and possibly sanity)? Do you enjoy the sound of your own panicked shrieking? Are roller coasters just not cutting it for you these days? If the answer to any of these questions […]

Sweet Summer Mix

The bassist for Allah-Las made an awesome mix of cool instrumentals for relaxing poolside with a beverage of your choice: get it here.

Alligator farm!

RB and I recently went to the world’s largest alligator farm, in St. Augustine, Florida. The name is kind of a misnomer, as it doesn’t really “farm” alligators for sale in any way. It’s more like a zoo, and it’s the only place in the world where you can see all 23 species of alligators […]