repository for the occasional perambulatory rumination

just tell me this: if people can be nice for the last 6 weeks of the year, why can’t they be nice the rest of the time? i went out bopping today, running errands and trying to finish the shopping so i can get everything in the mail and be done with it (great christmas […]

For the past several weeks, we’ve been liquidating the estate of my great aunt. Aunt Rene (short for Irene) was a great aunt, indeed, and not just in the sense of lineage. She was a fun-loving, flirty, funny girl up until the day she died at the age of 97.5 years. She and her husband […]

What is it about such a simple thing as lighting a candle that turns an ordinary muffin breakfast into a luxurious event? Some people believe that the smoke caries your prayers, thoughts, wishes straight up to the heavenly ears of those who can allegedly do something about your worries and wishes. Then there’s the notion […]