I did good, cont. again

…Part Three in a three-part series… In the normal state of affairs, I would have blogged in great detail about this whole thing, because I’m incredibly wonky about process and I would have loved to share every excruciating detail about How I Did It, but in this case there were hippie-feelings involved.  Just posting the […]

I did good

You may have noticed, in my gargantuan list of activities from yesterday, that a great many of them had to do with Alchemy, our fall regional Burning Man-style gathering.  Here’s what happened. Last spring, we were on new property over in the Great Eastern Wastelands of Georgia and were thinking we had found a new, […]

Oldie but goodie

Again, on Facebook… I’ve actually blogged about this before… A snark (originally posted 04/27/2007) This email arrived in my box at school this morning: I wonder what would happen if we treated our Bible like we treat our cell phone? What if we carried it around in our purses or pockets? What if we flipped […]

Sir Christémas: so far, so good

I had pulled together several texts last night which I found on The Hymns and Carols of Christmas, a pretty exhaustive site. If you’d like to second guess me (other than the hundreds I didn’t even look at), here’s a list: http://www.hymnsandcarolsofchristmas.com/Hymns_and_Carols/a_a_a_a_nunc_gaudet_maria.htm http://www.hymnsandcarolsofchristmas.com/Hymns_and_Carols/child_divine.htm http://www.hymnsandcarolsofchristmas.com/Hymns_and_Carols/little_children_wake_and_listen.htm http://www.hymnsandcarolsofchristmas.com/Hymns_and_Carols/sir_christmas.htm http://www.hymnsandcarolsofchristmas.com/Hymns_and_Carols/wrapt_in_the_silence_of_the_nigh.htm http://www.hymnsandcarolsofchristmas.com/Hymns_and_Carols/yule_days.htm http://www.hymnsandcarolsofchristmas.com/Hymns_and_Carols/sleep_my_little_jesus.htm I really liked the Yule Days one, […]

Gin Number Two

You will recall that I made gin a couple of weeks ago.  It wasn’t horrible, as the label proudly proclaims, but I wanted to see if I could make a more nuanced version. To that end, I took one of my new, handy-dandy Field Notes Brand “Dime Novel” editions and began taking meticulous notes—as opposed […]

An open letter to my legislators

Dear Senator Johnny Isakson, Senator David Perdue, and Representative Drew Ferguson: I’d like to thank you for your unwavering support of the man who shot 600 party-goers in Las Vegas. Your principled stance to support his actions has not gone unnoticed. By standing athwart any attempts to prevent a recurrence —or by simply saying nothing— […]

This is offensive.

Not the photograph, certainly.  This is the inestimable Jon Hamm, star of Mad Men and general all-round very handsome guy. (Personally I value his talent for comedy over the much-vaunted Mad Men.) No, the offensive part of this is the shirt.  It’s made by some concern named Berluti, and it costs $730. The New York […]