Yule RULEZ

Oh boy. Am I excited for the holiday season this year. In many respects, this is a recessionary time for me, and probably many others. A time when we zero in on the important, intimate, beautiful parts of life and enjoy them in exquisite solitude. The way I’ve chosen to express this phenomenon is in…

Death is all around us.

The garden is dying. Have you ever had a salad made up, primarily, of tomatoes grown in your very own private garden? What about grapes, peppers, cucumbers (which actually didn’t fare well this year), spring unions, UNICORNS (that was just a little joke) ??? It’s taken me some time to really prepare emotionally for the…

Several Things:

First: I really wish I were psychic. Or that Cheaptickets.com would tell me the truth. What do you think discount flight companies mean when they say “Last day to buy at this price”? Is it: “buy this today because tomorrow it WILL be more expensive” Or “buy this today because tomorrow it MAY be more…

Decay of Summer

I love fall. Unfortunately, this thing I love destroys months worth of summer labor. My garden is freezing, which is sad for me. I’ve decided to collect a few pictures of the loss and deterioration that’s ensuing. Though I’d rather not remember it this way. Basil has been planted everywhere. Everywhere. Various yellowing tomato plants….

Selina Kyle? Catwoman? Anne Hathaway? Christopher Nolan?

I have concerns for the new batman movie. Mostly my concern is that it will be awful and that Anne Hathaway is a terrible choice for Catwoman. Does anyone even REMEMBER Michelle Pfeiffer? How can Hathaway ever fill those shoes? She may have been a great, vapid White Queen in Alice in Wonderland, but considering…

Cats, Death, Sadness, Pain, God?

I like to think I’m practical much of the time. I have bouts of irrationality frequently; my current life/economic/social structural model would be considered incredibly irrational by many of my peers. When it comes down to the big issues, I think I’m doing quite well for myself. My cat’s going to die. At least, we…

The West, America, Urban Loving, Animals

Really, I frequently think about what massive a country we live in and how little I know about what it all is. Flying over places like Nebraska and Kansas is terrifying. Huge crop circles. All corn. So huge there’s no doubt in my mind they have something to do with aliens. I had the pleasure…

Winter Solstice

I’m so glad the days are getting longer now. Thinking about daylight shrinking just makes me so sad. This is what 2 O’clock looks like before a blizzard A.K.A. when death is upon us. Think “dismal wonderland”. Also I lost all sensation in my fingertips as I was slaving away taking pictures for the public….

The Swan Queens

They are so beautiful. I decided to go on an expedition and, on my way, I saw these. Swans! I’ll never understand how they don’t freeze to death in these icy waters. I don’t like to anthropomorphize animals because I believe that even swans can beat me to a pulp… but… they do look so…

I Love This Animal

Kitty is the best cat ever. He loves me, doesn’t scratch me when I play with him and he bears a striking resemblance to the chat noir: Not only does he not throw up when you feed him weird stuff. He likes weird stuff. I can feed him salami, rice, vegetables… Even sugar. And he is…