Imelda’s Visit & Other Delights: September 19, 2019

Picture I took on my street this morning. It's raining, it's pouring; The old man is snoring. Bumped his head And he went to bed And he couldn't get up in the morning. Rain, rain, go away; Come again another day; Little Johnny wants to play. Author: Unknown   Tropical Depression Imelda decided to visit…

Side Table: July 19, 2019

Greetings from Houston: Sweltering Summer Edition   It's summertime in Houston, Texas - and that means I don't venture outdoors unless it's an emergency, or something I can't cancel or back out of in good conscience. In the latter case, I make a dash from the front door to the car and get the AC…

Current Reads

The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran. I'll never forget the time I was on an AOL message board about books and literature back in Ye Olde Days of the internet, circa 1998. I made the horrifying gaffe of putting it on my list of favorite books. The sarcastic, condescending swipes and jabs started filling my in-box…

Side Tables

For many months now, I've been hearing the word aesthetic frequently thrown around by my teenage daughter and her friends, with the casual-yet-kind-of-forced insouciance that teens have perfected for decades. It's not a word I've ever really used - it vaguely brought to mind (so-called) serious people like Art Critics and Philosophers. "Oh yeah, that video is soooo…