News from Pakistan

As I write, Fox News has reported on camera, if not online, that Benazir Bhutto is dead. I have been watching for just under an hour during which she has gone from having escaped from the bomb blast at her rally with no injuries, to having died in hospital of the injuries she had allegedly Continue reading News from Pakistan


Silver cleaning: much thereof. Also much of keeping of Chihuahuas out of the humans’ way. Chihuahuas are very helpful little critters. Do you know how dirty you and your kitchen can get while cleaning a boatload of silverware plus two very neglected candlesticks? You might never properly imagine the scope if I did tell you, Continue reading Silver

Christmas goals

One thing that I unabashedly hate about the holidays is the eternal question: “Are you ready for Christmas?” I have never known what to answer. Invariably, I say something along the lines of “Oh, I never am,” never until the day actually starts. It seems self-defeating to me to work so hard at the big Continue reading Christmas goals