Monday, June 4, 2018

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

About This Dream I Had (Ice Cream)

In February of this year, I had the following dreams:
Using topping guns in an ice cream shop and later watching Matthew Perry entertain in costume.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

So Friday Happened...

Friday night was not fun. That said, a story came out that was really interesting from a compassionate standpoint. The plan was to joke around with a couple of friends and have some wine. We ate dinner and put on a movie, then the night was out of control for a while, with discussion careening into the topic of race. 

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Why a World Without Bogs is Terrifying

First off, I think ‘bog’ is a fun word.
Second, bogs have multiple uses for us humans (some of which are very important to our survival!!!) and are not difficult to keep. Online magazine called Stuff amusingly refers to wetlands as “the kidneys of the planet’”.
Third, they are in weak, weak numbers.

Without bogs, life is a great deal harder, less healthy. Global warming would be even worse, which'll be so much fun, considering how, as Eric Holthaus put it in a recent Grist article, 2017 became the year when "humanity emitted the highest level of greenhouse gas emissions in history"Without bogs, there'd be less clean air and water for future generations, and there would be more irresponsibly rezoned areas that would flood more often and more easily. If we were to completely wipe out the few wetlands and bogs we have left, the human race would continue to frack and pipeline and cow fart our way to a lot more death and depletion.

In addition to having a great name, bogs are a type of wetland that is useful for, among other things, filtering toxins, and to again quote that Stuff article, when a New Zealand farmer changed his mind about getting rid of the wetland on his property, he found previously missed benefits:

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

About This Dream I Had (Small Town)

So I was in a small town that reminded me of the ones in movies about the Old West. At one point, I put my current favorite belt on a man's pet as it roamed town. I believed that would help the animal, and, of course, I now can't remember how. 

Friday, March 16, 2018

Thursday, January 18, 2018

‘Friends Without Benefits’ by Penny Reid, a Book Review

This is my fourth Penny Reid novel, and I appreciate how she adds depth to storylines and to main characters. Her books do not settle for having either of those key story elements be dumb and two-dimensional.
                Elizabeth, our protagonist, is fulfilling her residency as an ER doctor, working her butt off, spending one wine glass-clutching night a week with her knitting group, occasionally “using” guys in casual relationships from which she simply wanted sex for just a couple of months at a time.