Monthly Archives: June 2011

Why I Don’t Auto Follow on Twitter

Alternate title, “Stop Selling Me Stuff!” I confess, a big part of Twitter’s allure is following, not being followed.  See “being followed” implies a kind of “leading,” and as any employer that I’ve ever worked for will attest, I’m no … Continue reading

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Baby Quails, Ahoy!

Location, location, location. Perhaps that’s what a quail thought when she decided to make her nest under a rock in the rock garden. Maybe it was the sturdy construction, or the lovely view, but something must have canceled out the … Continue reading

Posted in Desert life, gardening, New Mexico | 1 Comment

The Music of Chaos, Now in Print!

Buy a book or the cute greyhound will have to go back to a miserable life of racing, stuck in a tiny crate all day, fed horrible food, abused.  You wouldn’t want that to happen, would you? Then buy a … Continue reading

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Just Add Ranch Dressing

Lettuce.  Not just for salads anymore. I haven’t done much container gardening until recently.  Possibly because, indoors, I have a brown thumb and consequently, I associate any kind of container gardening with death. In the last couple of years, I’ve … Continue reading

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The Music of Chaos, Casting Call

Every once in while, I get the feeling something is missing in my life. I look around, find my dog; the horse is where he should be; nothing’s on fire; nobody’s exploded; all’s well.  Now what has got my spidey-senses … Continue reading

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If It Ain’t Broke, Break it Anyway

Fiddling with the site template…again.  Yes, I totally stole the header from my other blog.  I like the cartoony version of the Wonder Horse.  Anyway, site weirdness may ensue.

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The Internet Ate My Baby

“Careful what you say on the Internet,” whispers the nervous Nelly on an online forum, “An employer or an agent or editor might be listening.” “Look,” says another, “Here’s a case where someone lost their job because of what they … Continue reading

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Tangled

My loathing for the “old school” Disney princess (Cinderella, Snow White, et al.) is no secret.  She’s dumber than a bag of hammers and utterly useless as a protagonist. Her only strength is sweetness that can put you in diabetic … Continue reading

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In Praise of Dragons and Beta Heroes

How to Train Your Dragon is one of my favorite movies. I love this movie for two reasons: Hiccup and Astrid. First, Hiccup is what some in Romanceland calls a beta hero and I lurves the betas. Second, Astrid is … Continue reading

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There Aughta Be a Law

There are couple of interesting side effects to a home remodel.  The first is the unpleasant knowledge of just how badly the cheap-ass contractor slapped together your house. The other is the discovery of all kinds of “treasures” in the … Continue reading

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