Month: January 2009

Too much snow

Ephemera

After days of being simply a frozen blog, this blog is now officially snowed under. I am living right now in what appears to be an old-fashioned Christmas card. The downside of this is that soon we have to venture out, and risk the wrath of the police-persons. They’re out with their warnings now because this is a level three emergency. But of course, if we’re supposed to stay home, all I want to do […]

Clean and clear

Ephemera

I had my quarterly checkup with the oncologist yesterday, and he said that my CT scan showed that everything is clear. No cause for concern, and all of that sort of good thing. I had been coming down with a cold for the past couple of days, but the news cheered me up so much that today, the cold is almost completely gone. Enough navel gazing — what else can I tell you of interest? […]

Praise song for the day

anthology

Praise song for the day. Each day we go about our business, walking past each other, catching each others’ eyes or not, about to speak or speaking. All about us is noise. All about us is noise and bramble, thorn and din, each one of our ancestors on our tongues. Someone is stitching up a hem, darning a hole in a uniform, patching a tire, repairing the things in need of repair. Someone is trying […]

Literary Diet

books

I have recently made myself a very peculiar — at least for me — resolution for the new year. I am putting myself on a literature diet. What is a literature diet? I’m glad you asked. It means that I am not going to be reading that which is defined by the term “current literature.” Does it mean that I am going to give up reading books for the first time since I learned how […]

Still a frozen blog

Ephemera

We’re getting to be good friends, by now, with all of the various employees of our chosen HVAC company. The few kinks that are still left in our brand-new boiler are simply symptoms of its being a brand-new boiler: the brand-new parts still have oil left on them from the factory, and it’s this oil clogging things up for a while. One of our new HVAC friends is on his way over here now to […]

Frozen blog

Ephemera

I don’t mean frozen in the sense of the blog locking up like a frozen screen during a system crash. I mean frozen in the old fashioned sense of the blog existing (as it sort of does, regardless of where the server is) in the -2°F weather here in Cincinnati. I had thought the weather results a mistake until I found out how cold it is throughout the house. My CT scan went well, and […]