On Old Ladies

The cliche is that pets allow us - and especially children - to learn about empathy, about responsibility, and then about dealing with death. If you adopt a senior dog, this is especially true; from day one, you're potentially dealing with dental surgery, joint problems, and behavioral issues that are at that point so ingrained … Continue reading On Old Ladies

A Few of My Favorite Things

I'm a compulsive list writer. I write lists for everything - favorite books and movies, obviously. But lists of bad movies too. And a timeline of my life (under construction...my memory is really working against me there...). I have a shitlist, so I can remember the names of the truly terrible people in this world. … Continue reading A Few of My Favorite Things

On Wondering What’s Wrong with Certain Superhero Movies

There’s a list going around on the internet about signs of growing fascism. I mention this here because, well, I have concerns about an especially popular children’s movie. I’m not saying that the movie is fascist; I’m just saying that it’s a movie that fascists could certainly get behind. The basic plot of this movie goes … Continue reading On Wondering What’s Wrong with Certain Superhero Movies