Archive for September, 2012

I bought a cupcake. For Obama.

Sunday, September 30th, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized | 7 Comments »

I heard the Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor by the French composer Camille Saint-Saƫns on WQXR the other day, and realized I know nothing about him. Looking him up now ... oh, the saddest part of his ...

Twitter Followers

Friday, September 28th, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments »

I haven't really made an effort to gather Twitter followers, because there's only so much effort one can put into getting people to read you, listen to you, link to you, like you, follow you, etc. Either they come ...

Thomas Jefferson You’re Breaking My Heart

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

I am absolutely shaken and freaked out about this article in the Smithsonian magazine about Thomas Jefferson the slave-owner. You have to read it to the end. It is well known that Jefferson owned slaves, slept with his slaves, etc. ...

We Need a Different kind of Pet Death Book

Monday, September 24th, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized | 6 Comments »

Yesterday afternoon I finished reading Wallace Sife's, The Loss of a Pet. Actually, I mostly skimmed it, and while it was very well done and there was some good information in there it wasn't for me. I need ...

The Emmys

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

I love The Emmys even though they are utter bullshit (Buffy never winning, for instance, although I think it won something for the episode with no sound or dialogue). I don't think I'll live blog the Emmys this year. ...