Month: August 2008

The night outside

Ephemera

The night outside is ringing like a bell, thanks to the grasshoppers and crickets. The night air is warmer than I am used to it, or have been used to it in past summers. The sun is down an hour earlier than it had been down at the height of summer, when I was still thawing out from this very cold past spring, when I never thought I’d be warm again, when I had pneumonia […]

Words of One Syllable Dept.

Words of One Syllable Dept.

So that explains about the food… FOXNews.com – Experts to Probe Mysterious ‘Little Green Man’ Lights Seen Over London – International News | News of the World | Middle East News | Europe News UFO experts in England Thursday called for a probe into this summer’s “Little Green Man” sightings — as one was spotted above a TESCO supermarket.

the fastest thing on the field

Natural world

Today Katherine Hilker from the Cincinnati Zoo’s cat ambassador program invited up over to the Mast farm, where they were going to run a pair of the beasts; to exercise them properly. They were going to run them three times with us lucky ones behind fences that they shouldn’t want to jump, much. They don’t have retractable claws like other cats do, but the forefeet of dogs. These two brothers are together all the time […]

Wherein "dumb" wins out

writing

Maybe I don’t have enough sympathy for poor spellers, but I think there are just some things you need to do right. Spelling is one of them. Spell it like it is | spiked Many educators now consider the teaching of Correct Spelling as an elitist imposition that discriminates against the disadvantaged, or, in the case of Quayle, against those who have had a literacy-bypass.

Enough about depressing things

Cancer / Science / Spirit

You do learn to say that to yourself, and I think this is a major step forward for a cancer survivor. I know I had to say it today several times before the small moth-like anxieties fled. Then there was a horrible show that I slurped right up on E! TV about stars’ mental problems. I felt so home there with Gwyneth Paltrow going through the “baby blues” as they’ve come to be called. I […]