( and I find ourselves discussing the weird puppet cat on Sabrina the Teenage Witch for some reason) Me: I think the cat was supposed to be an enchanted human, wasn't he? That's why he could talk and stuff? Paul: Was he supposed to be enchanted into a puppet catContinue Reading

I know, I know, but sometimes when I pass the USA Today paper box I scan the headlines for what’s up in the moderately right-leaning mainstream zeitgeist. Those guys fluffed McCain something fierce in 2008 — they seem a little less enthused about Romney, at least, so far. But theContinue Reading

What is this I see? Yet more lit snobbery to wrestle with? Some Books Are More Equal Than Others by By Clare Needell Hollander. I read this courtesy and knew I had many objections, but I felt like taking the time to break them down somewhat carefully. The snobbery inContinue Reading

I signed up for the Clarion West Write-a-thon this year, mostly to help them reach 200 people, and also because I can’t help myself. My page is here: http://clarionwest.org/writeathon/juliemcgalliard Of course, I already changed my mind about what I want to do, but IT'S TOO LATE NOW. Oh, well. Say,Continue Reading

Paul: I like the reference to Happy Days. I mean the Beckett play. Me: Really? Paul: The Barbie torso in the ant hill? Me: That seems a little obscure… (Rango opens a parasol, which promptly catches on fire.)  Okay, you're right. It's totally a Beckett reference. (Note: I recently madeContinue Reading

Me: Oh, KEXP is playing Queen because it's Bike to Work day. Paul: I'm not biking to work. Me: No, biking all the way to West Seattle would be pretty hardcore. And with the broken elbow you're not even up to softcore right now. (long pause) You know, "hardcore" canContinue Reading

This is a politically-related thought that has been bugging me for a while, so I thought I would share it: all other disagreements aside, I oppose the Republican agenda because I find it difficult to imagine a country run according to modern right wing orthodoxy ever becoming the great countryContinue Reading

Thursday April 5 8:00pm – 9:00pm Anthropology in World Building – Cascade 3&4   Fri Apr 6           3:00pm – 4:00pm Escaping the Little White Room – Cascade 11     4:00pm – 5:00pm Alternative Medicine – Cascade 6     8:00pm – 9:00pm Deconstructing theContinue Reading