Birthdays, Holidays, Causes for Rejoicing

Centenarian Vote

Everybody’s talking about the youth vote, but what about the centenarian vote: Daughters of slaves, all over 100 years old, who voted for Barack. 109 year old Amanda Jones, who lives in Texas, on NPR. Gertrude Baines, 114, in Los Angeles (3rd oldest person in the world) Ann Nixon Cooper, 106, of Atlanta, Georgia. Obama […]

Strawberry Donuts and Moscato

The long wait is over. I’ve now eaten strawberry donuts from the Donut Man in Glendora, the likes of which were praised (and pictured) by Pulitzer-winning Jonathan Gold from the L.A. Weekly. Picture a glazed roll cut nearly in half, stuffed (stuffed!) with fresh strawberries in a light glaze. Or look at the picture at […]


Happy Vernal Equinox which began last night, actually, when it was March 20 at 5:38 UniversalTime.

Merry Betwixt and Between

Hope your Solstice Yule Christmas Ho Ho Ho has been good. I’ve been hither and yon, logging nearly 1400 car miles with trips to NoCal and to NV to visit various and sundry. And am now home again and in bed with sniffles and coughs.

We got your War on Christmas ™, here

Pure celebrations of Jesus’ birth: Sullied for 1700 years and counting. Which is why I’ve always thought these doses of manufactured outrage from the so-called culture war is so. damn. absurd. As Jesus said, “The syncretists ye shall always have with you.”* Happy Saturnalia! Happy Yule! Cut down a tree! Merry Solstice! *okay, he didn’t […]

Thanks for all your emails this past year

I’ll share an email I got with you: Dear All, My thanks to all those who have sent me emails this past year…….. I must send my thanks to whoever sent me the one about rat shit in the glue on envelopes because I now have to use a wet towel with every envelope that […]