Quote of the Day
What really shapes and conditions and makes us is somebody only a few of us ever have the courage to face: and that is the child you once were, long before formal education ever got its… Continue reading
Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space.–Ansel Adams
For me, his words evoke that country even better than his photographs of it.… Continue reading
IN MEMORIAM: Thomas M. Disch
He wrote beautiful prose. He wrote beautiful poetry. The rage and pain and beauty of his work shone like supernovas at sunset. He was viciously original and sometimes just vicious.
He was notoriously hard to… Continue reading
On June 25, 1876, the Sioux and Cheyenne (under the leadership of Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse) defeated the Seventh Cavalry (under George Armstrong Custer) at the battle of the Little Bighorn. Custer’s detachment was wiped out. The… Continue reading
Better Than Bloomsday
Legal same-sex marriage starts today in California.
A very happy wedding season to all who can finally marry their partners, and may you live to see your marriage recognized and respected everywhere in the world.
As Nanny Ogg Would Say, Tempers Fuggit
I went to Office Depot today, looking for a replacement stylus for my Palm. It’s not new — I replaced my old M100 a year or so ago, choosing a low-end, monochrome model… Continue reading