Archive for February, 2010


I’d like to stay home this morning with my coffee and a novel, or maybe finish up some blog posts I’ve started, but not finished, in the last few weeks.  But you’ll have to wait to hear what I think about The Wild Trees, to analyze February’s migraine data, and to find out what music […]

Just a shoe

I have a pretty serious love of yellow shoes, but I only own one pair.  They aren’t nearly as lovely as these:

The Gunslinger

A friend of mine recommended The Dark Tower series to me almost 7 years ago, but I’ve only recently begun reading it.  I put it off for so long partly because I’m not much of a Stephen King fan, but the first two books in the series (The Gunslinger and The Drawing of the Three) […]

Your health or your money

Over the last year, the frequency of my migraines has increased. Then last week, I had a new and frightening kind of aura.  If I were seeing a neurologist, those two statements would be certain to worry her, and she’d likely demand all kinds of fancy brain scans. Unfortunately, I can’t afford health insurance. While […]

What’s wrong with the religious right?

From Karen Armstrong’s A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam: The problem of predestination and free will … indicates a central difficulty in the idea of a personal God.  An impersonal God, such as Brahman, can more easily be said to exist beyond “good” and “evil,” which are regarded as masks […]

Berry Go Round!

The latest edition of Berry Go Round is up at The Phytophactor.  I’m more than a little late with this announcement, but I promise it’s not because I’m bitter about missing the deadline with my Archeopteris post.  That would just be petty and, despite what my sister may tell you, I really don’t hold a […]