Category Archives: Life

The strange state of being me.

“Feeling Yourself Disintegrate,” by The Flaming Lips, and the Inevitability of Death

I used to have serious ambitions to achieve immortality, first by having my brain transplanted into a cloned body, and then eventually having the information in my brain uploaded into a computer. Basically, I had a severe case of thanatophobia. … Continue reading

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“What’s Your Favorite Color?”

I’ve been asked this question at least a hundred times. The answer is that my favorite color is black.  Black has been my favorite color for decades. As a college freshman, I even kept a black posterboard up on the … Continue reading

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Because I’m a Teacher

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Hexagon the Kitten Is Recording My Computer Activity

So I’m looking at Facebook, and all of a sudden Hexagon the Kitten is on the keyboard. Zap! Screenshot captured at feline speed — before I could grab the little rogue. This is the first of four pages of information … Continue reading

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My Mother’s Epic Battle with an Armadillo

I just found a hilarious tale about my mother (in L. Lee Cowan’s Except for All the Snakes, I just Love It Out Here: The News from Stone County, Arkansas, Where One Life is Put Down Straight Up, p. 120). … Continue reading

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Our New Kitten

We have a new kitten. Her name is Hexagon.

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Purify Your Water First, Michigan!

The “Pure Michigan” ad campaign should wait until they’ve replaced ALL of the lead pipes in Flint. Until then, the whole thing is just an exercise in hypocrisy.

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