Yesterday’s Supreme Court bone-throw to the American Taliban (aka the Religious Right, aka the Anti-Abortion crusade aka The People Who Read A Handmaid’s Tale and Thought it Sounded Like a Good Idea) left a lot of us stewing in outrage. If you are one of them, you can register yourContinue Reading

It’s still not April first for a while, now, so I can post this without having it mistaken for a prank: At Norwescon, on Saturday, April 7, from 3 until 6 in the afternoon, you are invited to a Goth House tea party. There will be tea, little cucumber sandwiches,Continue Reading

The significance of the number 666 comes from Revelation 13:18: This calls for wisdom. If anyone has insight, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is man’s number. His number is 666. Most scholars believe that this number is a cryptogram for Nero Caesar. This hasn’t stoppedContinue Reading

Cat interrupts catnap, possibly saving two MANCHESTER, Pa. — A cat interrupted a catnap, possibly saving two lives. Jean Poole and her 9-month-old granddaughter were dozing Tuesday in Poole’s home in the Newberry Estates mobile home park. Poole’s 7-year-old cat, Princess, woke them up, meowing loudly. Poole got up, smelledContinue Reading

Today is Sunday — the day of the wedding. Yesterday my brother Mike rented a van to take us around for the whole day. He thought we should experience the world-famous Javanese style massage at one of the more highly-regarded parlours. So we did. It’s about $10 for an hour-longContinue Reading

Okay, another case where I only have ten minutes to post something but at least this keyboard has all its keys. We have been in Jakarta two nights. The Hilton is pretty nice, although apparently several foreign governments have issued warnings that this hotel is a terrorist target. We sawContinue Reading

hmm…the shift doesn’t seem to be working…the singapore airport has free massage chairs and free internet terminals. i used the massage chair already. they are a little unnerving because they have these cuffs that squeeze your legs — so for a moment you’re immobilized. like a supervillain chair. so hereContinue Reading