Two snails (which may be Helminthoglypta dupetithouarsii) have taken up residence in the bird of paradise plant on my patio. They are helping me to figure out how to use the macro feature on my camera because they pose for me! I used my Olympus Digital Camera OM-D E-M10.
I saw a man’s suit the other day that was made up entirely of the logos for the Golden State Warriors basketball team. It is strangely reminiscent of the David S. Pumpkins suit from a Saturday Night Live skit, and is possibly the ugliest suit I have ever seen. […]
A charming newcomer, whom I will call Kay, has asked me about various things that she doesn’t understand. A previous blog post has already discussed the bewilderment she experienced in being told she had to be credentialized—a word that does not exist in the dictionary. This week we shared […]
One day perhaps someone will write a musical of the short-lived Trump presidency and I will go to the theatre and laugh along with everyone else. In the mean time, things have been very strange. The weekend before last, America’s reigning xenophobic populist signed the executive order banning […]
Last Thursday, students at the University of California at Berkeley protested against a scheduled speech by Milo Yiannopoulus. Milo is a right-wing writer for the populist Breitbart News, and he has made a career out of provoking conflict. He thrives on it. Most recently he incited online abuse of the […]
We don’t see suspenders holding up pants much these days, except on some business attire, at Pride parades, and in wedding parties. And, it is one of the quirks of the language that in the U.S. braces are the wire restraints on teeth, and in the UK suspenders […]
Well, that’s it then. The war on terror is over and the terrorists have won. America is now officially in the hands of the terrified. Of course, the terrified are afraid of the wrong enemy. It is not Islam. The enemy is fear itself, and that is exactly […]