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A.  Playing the violin B.  Suffering from medication effects that make my entire body hurt from head to toe. C.  On my hands and knees mopping the floor. D.  All of the above, and I am saying something much less printable. E.  None of the above, and I am doing something much less printable. You […]


Posted at: March 29th, 2008 - 8:51 pm - Number of Comments » 1

(WARNING: This post may veer off into annoying exclamation points.  Like this!)   This past business trip to DC turned out to be a little expensive. I finally bought My. Own. Violin. MINE! A REAL VIOLIN! FOR ME! An actual, respectable violin, as opposed to the vaguely violin-shaped-object I had been playing. And it comes in TODAY! I went […]


Posted at: March 26th, 2008 - 11:00 am - Number of Comments » 7

Okay. Something very weird just happened when I upgraded to WordPress 2.3.3. Somehow a bunch of rather random characters are showing up in my posts. I am going to see what I can do to fix the problem. However – in the meantime, rest assured, that while I am the typo Queen in many respects, […]


Posted at: March 24th, 2008 - 3:43 pm - Number of Comments » 1

I think I will actually make it to the TWO MONTH MARK. That is, the two month mark of milking your questions for material. God Bless You All. Steph asks: You have an amazingly eloquent voice. Have you ever wanted to write fiction? If so, what kind? I think you’d be a great storyteller. First […]


Posted at: March 24th, 2008 - 1:41 pm - Number of Comments » 1

We went up Wye Mountain today to get a little of spring at the Daffodil Festival. For you big city folks, this will seem a little, well, less than cosmopolitan. The local Methodist Church (on whose grounds the eponymous flowers reside) sells a bit of barbeque and sodas. There is a small craft barn selling […]


Posted at: March 22nd, 2008 - 9:12 pm - Number of Comments » 6

Just to clarify who you are – you were the one getting on the Yellow line northbound at Chinatown as I was getting off at about 10:00 last night. It pains me, that I, not a native Washingtonian, must lecture you on proper Metro etiquette. However, since you have chosen to ignore all of the […]


Posted at: March 20th, 2008 - 3:41 pm - Number of Comments » 4

In case you don’t remember, since I am getting far afoot from my plea for questions (I say, in a cheap ploy to milk as much time as I can get from this exercise), Cormac asked: The game we play emphasizes the concept of honor. Rather interestingly, I have yet to find two people that […]


Posted at: March 17th, 2008 - 12:38 pm - Number of Comments » 5

I am working on one of those deep, thoughtful posts, but I just had a quick announcement I wanted to make: I am in love with Corinne Bailey Rae. If she weren’t much younger than me, totally out of my league, and, well, female, I would totally have her children – I mean, if I […]


Posted at: March 12th, 2008 - 2:28 pm - Number of Comments » 1

I finally, FINALLY, get to take a few days off, and I just have to go and catch a cold.  Why could I have just PREDICTED this? Sunday I took a handful of OTC cold medications, and in a couple of hours I felt human enough to take my son to see a matinee of […]


Posted at: March 11th, 2008 - 12:20 pm - Number of Comments » 4

As I am home on a little comp time, after having no days off for almost a month, I guess it would be a good time to answer A.M.’s question: So what motivated you to get a Phd and NOT teach? (I’m headed that way, but I’m definitely in the minority in my program.) Welcome […]


Posted at: March 10th, 2008 - 1:17 pm - Number of Comments » 6