Coming Back

For those keeping score at home, yes, I’ve been gone for about a week. I blame the usual suspects: nothing to say, no desire to say it, a complete giving over to the desire to become a blob in a comfy chair at home and appreciate the American dream of total laziness. You’d think it …

Anniversaries

Anniversaries are a great thing, even though they’re frequently overlooked. They help celebrate occasions worth remembering and celebrating, especially as time goes on and that original event begins to fade into history. Around here, we’ve been celebrating a couple of them: One year ago today (October 20th), we got Etta and Gus, our fun pair …

A Death In the Family

Chubby is dead. Long live Chubby! So amidst the cleaning, organizing, cooking, laundry and other tasks I was undertaking today, I decided late this afternoon to just walk away from the kitchen for a moment. I headed into the living room and walked over to terrorize the girls’ hamsters, as I am want to do. …