This Emptor Should Have Caveated

  Nov. 26: Ordered quilt online; multi-cat design; not  quilt in picture, and not cat either Nov. 27: Received email confirmation; processing time 5-7 days; everything handmade and impeccably “sawn”; hoped quilt would be more impeccable than proofreading Dec. 1, 4, 7, and 8: Received emails re more quilts available for order Dec. 10: Received … Continue reading This Emptor Should Have Caveated

Mark Twain’s Mother: What We Have in Common–They Followed Us Home

  Some people scorn a cat and think it not an essential; but the Clemens tribe are not of these. ~ quoted in “UC’s Bancroft Library celebrating Mark Twain,” San Francisco Chronicle, Oct. 2, 2008 * That sort of interference in behalf of abused animals was a common thing with her [Twain’s mother] all her life; and … Continue reading Mark Twain’s Mother: What We Have in Common–They Followed Us Home

William and Ernest Make America Great. For the Second Year in a Row. In Dallas.

David and I are in Dallas for What the Fest 2 at the Pocket Sandwich Theatre, and we are officially chuffed. David’s “Invisible Men Invade Earth,” which was named Judges’ Pick in the 2017 WTF, was screened last night, first on the program–and will be shown again tonight. What the Fest highlights films that don’t fit … Continue reading William and Ernest Make America Great. For the Second Year in a Row. In Dallas.

Potential or Perfection?

Originally posted on Writing Wranglers and Warriors:
 Posted by Kathy Waller ***** ‘What virtues do you wish more of?’ asks Mr.L. I answer:— Louisa May Alcott Patience, Love, Silence, Obedience, Generosity, Perseverance, Industry, Respect, Self-denial. ‘What vices less of?’ Idleness, Wilfulness, Vanity, Impatience, Impudence, Pride, Selfishnes, Activity, Love of cats. ~ Louisa May Alcott. Journal, October 1882…

Muffy, Puffy, and Sybil-Margaret “Pud-Pud” Poff Cleared & Released by FBI

Three cats suspected of helping owner Julia Poff mail explosive devices to former President Barak Obama and Texas Governor Greg Abbott were released from custody Thursday afternoon following questioning by federal law enforcement officers. FBI crime lab investigators had found a cat hair under the address label on the package containing the explosives and traced … Continue reading Muffy, Puffy, and Sybil-Margaret “Pud-Pud” Poff Cleared & Released by FBI

No, No, NaNo or, Just Do It

NaNoWriMo –National Novel Writing Month–the month* in which participants vow to write a 50,000-word novel–and some of them do–began yesterday. The goal–if you want to reach 50,000 words and win NaNoWriMo (which from this point on will be called NaNo), you need to write an average of 1667 words a day. I’ve registered for NaNo–there’s a … Continue reading No, No, NaNo or, Just Do It