Best Tweets of the Week

3 Straight women really need to admire our patience. Every week a GODDESS with a MASTER’S DEGREE who speaks FIVE LANGUAGES shows me a photo of her, stunning, next to a bearded ketamine dealer with Murder Eyes who has never smiled and says, “What would I do without this goofball?” — Meredith Russo, Author of…

Two Things About Rip Taylor’s Death

I saw earlier this evening that Rip Taylor passed away, and I immediately wanted to be able to go to my RSS feed and find that Jack Pendarvis had maybe written something about this news on his blog (even though he rarely blogs about anything not related to the appearance of owls in books anymore)….

Is It My Face?

I’ve been on a mini-vacation from work for the past five days, and for me that’s meant staying in and getting other work done—housework, writing, social media, etc. But I got a call at around 7:30 on Friday night from a friend who was at the Waffle House with her girlfriend eating dinner. She asked…

No thanks! (2018 Edition)

I can’t help thinking God is probably still pretty mad about everything that has happened to the Native Americans since the first Thanksgiving. But I shouldn’t be a killjoy. Why do I always try to ruin everyone’s good time?

The Adding Machine Post

Suffice to say, the Burroughs family of St. Louis had a lot of money. It was this money that afforded William Seward Burroughs II a spot at Harvard, from which he graduated in 1936, as well as the freedom to pursue writing and shooting up heroin and sex-seeking holidays in Tangier. This money, with what he made as reporter, also financed a fateful stint in Mexico City.

Ghostbangers?

Now. I ask you: why are these women going from men directly to water creatures and spirits without even trying out having sex with other human women? Believe me, it’s not just a ghost who could make a woman say, “It was very strange, but the sex was amazing!”

Morbid Millie Drops the Ball

Time can get away from us all every now and then. Sometimes it doesn’t seem like it – like when you go into the same  Ruby Tuesday where you worked for two weeks in 1996 but while you’re eating you hear Hootie and the Blowfish, Jewel, Goo Goo Dolls, and Blues Traveler played back-to-back. If…

Are ANY Anti-Gay Crusaders NOT Secretly Gay?

Sadly enough, we are living in an age when an obituary might have a headline containing these words: “…Christian Camp Leader Accused of Beatings…” If it does, you can almost bet any amount of money you have available to wager that the obituary itself will contain a phrase like, “…evangelical Christian leader and anti-gay campaigner…” And…

Born on This Day: Annie Oakley

Today is the birthday of Phoebe Ann Mosey, born in Ohio in 1860. She later went on to fame as  Annie Oakley, a sharp shooter in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. She died of anemia at the age of 66 on November 3, 1926. Finding this out made me think – on and off, all…

I Can’t Stop Hating This

Through no fault or great plan of my own, I happened to stumble upon the most idiotic, ridiculous, vomit-inducing thing I’ve seen on Amazon in a long time. (And I see books by Nicholas Sparks on that site quite often.) Here is a picture of it: Think about that! No, don’t! I know, I know:…

Bumbling Towards Ecstasy

So. Sunday wedding announcements in the Times. Blah blah blah. [Caitlin and James] met almost a year ago on the dating app Bumble. [Carolyn and Brian], who met on the dating app Bumble, were married at Playa Largo Resort in Key Largo, Fla. Obviously, today’s offerings were strange only in that two of the newly married…

Wedding Kells

First off: yes. Yes, I know! I suck at blogging! The infrequency with which I post things on this blog is probably fodder for a blog entry itself, but not on this night. I’m sorry! Last week I read a story about a teacher at a Catholic school who was fired from her job after…

Not a Review: The Shape of Water

At First At first I did not want to see it. For one thing, I don’t like science-fictiony things or fantasy-things or scary-things – which are all -things I know Guillermo del Toro is known for. Also: Sally Hawkins has never been someone I enjoy watching – she usually creeps me out as much as…

(Unfortunate) Coupling

My grandmother, who was old the whole time I knew her (or so I thought; that’s always how young people think), used to quip, “I read the obituaries this morning and didn’t see my name,” whenever you’d ask how she was doing. Very droll, Grandma. But also sort of pragmatic. Anyway. I am single. I…