Our son recently contracted Streptococcus within his person. We’re all familiar with such things, but the signs of this particular infection alluded us. We knew he had a stomach ache, but little else. The stomach ache became chronic and Balthazar the harbinger used is poo oracle to let us know something was truly wrong. We… Continue reading Scientist Poop and the Epic Fail
I noticed that this time last year marked a particularly hot and dry period in the year. It so happens that Georgia has been suffering a level two drought since the ides of April. So either this year’s drought is nothing new, or it’s only getting worse with every year. I’m not much of a… Continue reading Summer Solstice
Pope *Hopes* for the Best, Pagan Babies Okay
It’s a bit late getting to my attention, but I was made aware recently of the Pope’s exoneration of pagan babies in limbo. The documentation on this subject is actually quite lengthy; I had to follow a couple of citations to other fascinating topics regarding in vitro fertilization and other immoral acts of life indignities,… Continue reading Pope *Hopes* for the Best, Pagan Babies Okay
First Time on the Mazda
This weekend was a fun-filled one in which Balthazar was introduced to automotive repair. He really enjoyed it, which means at age 6 not only will he be mowing the lawn, he’ll be changing my oil too. My goal was to replace all of my brake pads this weekend; a goal, which in reality, turned… Continue reading First Time on the Mazda
Tuesday Marks the Day
On Tuesday we really, really start the dog food experiment. We’ve delayed long enough and the energy that persuaded us to get into this was starting to wane.
As you travel life’s highways, stop and smell the roses…and get a piercing. That’s the advice Con’rs heard, anyway. DragonCon is, as of recent years, a five day event including labor day. The event takes place in Atlanta within the Marriott Marquis and Hyatt hotels (registration was actually taken care of in the Hilton this… Continue reading DragonCon Wrap-Up
Don’t Drink the Water
Well, we leave tomorrow and Balthazar finally broke through his shell yesterday evening. We ate dinner yesterday at Hemmingway’s, one of the better (and few open) restaurants on the Gulf. He did very well there with all of the family – though Stacey had already left – and even played with one of Orin and… Continue reading Don’t Drink the Water
Viewer’s Guide to Spring’s First Full Moon
Just as the vernal equinox appears to be more variable than they’ve led us to believe, Easter has a similar scheduling nightmare. As it turns out, the Vatican has held rights to the position of Easter in our calendar (admittedly, theres anyway), though it is noticeably in contrast to the astronomical projections of the same… Continue reading Viewer’s Guide to Spring’s First Full Moon
Times are a Changing
For those of you in the Northern Hemisphere, welcome spring! If you don’t see any differences around here, hold down your “SHIFT” key and click the refresh button. That will refresh this pages style sheet and show you spring’s colors. Incidentally, it’s 38°F outside – it doesn’t feel much like spring in the morning yet.
The ray gun is under development by our military research experts in the Pentagon. The device uses a microwave technology to penetrate just beneath the skin and boil it. Probably a bit like a jellyfish or tattoo experience. I could see that as being an effective deterrence, though a Tesla-like charge of taser energy would… Continue reading Military-Strength Exfoliator