Category: Personal

Poorly Justified Stereotypes

January 6th, 2010
When the baby is asleep with both arms thrown up above his head - a remarkably cute posture - my wife and I call it "French sleeping position". more »

One of Those Mornings

December 17th, 2009
Got to the BART parking lot squarely in the middle of my usual time window. Drove around and around up to the seventh floor, where the parking generally is at 8 in the morning. Noted that the lot was emptier than usual, probably on account of the holida… more »

Natural Outflow

December 12th, 2009
I've had live Christmas trees for enough years that I know they need lots of water. However, our tree this year seemed exceptionally thirsty, requiring refills of the basin twice a day. Sure, the house air is dry, and my son tries to keep the lights on… more »


December 8th, 2009
One of the side benefits of listening to Rammstein is that it improves my admittedly feeble German vocabulary. New from 'Leibe is für alle da': Haifisch = Shark Einschalten = Energize/Switch On I have to say, though I love English and can e… more »

Pussification of the American Male, part CCLIX

December 6th, 2009
WARNING: Profanity-laced rant! We went to buy our Christmas tree today, at a local lot whose proceeds benefit some high school swim team or something. As usual, when looking around the lot all the trees have obvious flaws, and when one gets home and… more »