I feel blessed that I don’t personally know anyone affected by the 9/11 attacks. This past Sunday was a difficult day for many people. It being a day of service as well as a day of remembrance, I wanted to get out and do something. I heard about an art project being sponsored by […]

My New Pencil Sharpener

I went to Borders for the last time. I think it might be closing on Monday. I got two hardcovers and a CD for $12. There’s not much left at all, except for some random fiction and lots of romance novels. One of the books I bought was A Lion Called Christian. I found it […]

Don’t Do It, Georgia!

  In a couple of weeks, the state of Georgia may execute a man who could be innocent. You may have heard of the case of Troy Davis. Sign Amnesty International’s petition here if you are so inclined! Did you know that more than half of the states still have the death penalty?? I naively […]

Island Vacation

I went to Martha’s Vineyard for the first time over Labor Day weekend. A friend of a friend rented a place in Edgartown. The trip got off to a rough start. Mary and I couldn’t find the house at first. We were walking around kind of aimlessly, dragging luggage behind us. We ended up on […]


  I got a bad stomachache after eating some potato salad the other night. It was either because I ate too much of it, or the stuff had gone bad. I was reminded of this Far Side cartoon…one of Daisy’s favorites, I believe.