Strunk & White's writing advice to omit needless words is a fertile idea for creative experiments, because of elegance in simplicity. The classic short story Knock by Fredric Brown has been said to contain the scariest story ever told in two sentences: Go »
Things to Ponder
Jackie sent me a forward in email tonight entitled "Things to Ponder". It's in a humorous tone, but many of the questions can be answered seriously. Go »
What's in a Streak?
Since I have gotten several emails asking how streaks work and why only Amy has such a big one going, I thought I'd offer a more public response. (I should probably put this somewhere on the GOO section of the site, shouldn't I?) Go »
For any fellow cat owners who are interested, I discovered a fun game/prank. I just happened to be surfing Mat K's eyeEnvision, listening to this Flash animation of a cat rock band, when the shrieking lead singer got my own cats worked up in confusion. Go »
A few nights ago (I've been too busy to comment on it since), I watched "Ravenous," a 1999 movie about cannibals in the Sierra Nevadas in 1847. The viewing experience was enhanced by the coincidence of me eating barbecued meat for dinner at the same time. Go »
Another weird thing has been happening to Kelly and me lately. It has me stumped. Our rental house came with one trash can, but it's rather small and the lid doesn't fasten tightly, so we don't use Go »
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