A cat, our new Maine friends claimed, is always on the wrong side of the door. - Allen & Ivy Dodd - After scolding one’s cat one looks into its face and is seized by the ugly suspicion that it understood every word. And has filed it for reference. – Charlotte Gray – A kitten... Continue Reading →

Meals, Cooking and Eating

A good cook needs storage, a bad cook needs a dog. - IKEA sign in a store - And I find chopsticks frankly distressing. Am I alone in thinking it odd that a people ingenious enough to invent paper, gunpowder, kites and any number of other useful objects, and who have a noble history extending... Continue Reading →

Facebook Is Not Your Friend

And then alcohol said 'Put that on Facebook, it's hilarious." But alcohol was wrong. So very wrong. - Author Unknown - All I know is that I carried you for nine months. I fed you, I clothed you, I paid for your college education. Friending me on Facebook seems like a small thing to ask... Continue Reading →


I cannot walk through the suburbs in the solitude of the night without thinking that the night pleases us because it suppresses idle details, just as our memory does. - Jorge Luis Borges - My boyfriend, like a lot of men, takes great pride in his car. Honey, his car is detailed, waxed, and vacuumed... Continue Reading →

Books, Writing and Reading

A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking about what to write. – Author Unknown- Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it. - P.J. O’Rourke - A new word is like a fresh seed sown on the ground of the discussion. -... Continue Reading →


6:15 in the morning! I’m not usually this upset until 10:00 A.M - M.A.S.H - A baby first laughs at the age of four weeks. By that time his eyes focus well enough to see you clearly. - Unknown - A good holiday is one spent among people whose notions of time are vaguer than... Continue Reading →


A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.” - Garrison Keillor, Leaving Home - Colored lights blink on and off, racing across the green boughs. Their reflections dance across exquisite glass globes and splinter into shards against tinsel thread and garlands of metallic filaments... Continue Reading →

Politics and Government

Canadian A fine city with too many socialists and mosquitoes. At least you can spray the mosquitoes. - Ralph Klein speaking in 1990 as a Progressive Conservative MLA from the City of Calgary - Canadians often point out that while the American constitution promises “Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” the constitution of Canada... Continue Reading →

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