Wednesday, November 17, 2010

What My Dogs Think

I wondered if my dogs find it odd that I'm allowed to pee in the house. Then I wondered if they find it odd that I pee in their water bowl.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Smart Atheists

 Just because many of the atheists I know are smarter than I, doesn’t mean they’re right about God. Still I have to admire them. It takes more courage than I can muster to live a life of value without being rooted in a sense of belonging to the divine and thus having some access to eternal life.

Monday, November 15, 2010


Ever wonder how owls got the rep for being wise? Me too. I mean they stay up all night and eat rodents. Anybody think Ozzie Osbourne is wise? ...what I'm sayin'.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Tech-Savvy Dog Walker

In addition to being less than adept at multi-tasking, I'm kind of  techno-phobic. Tonight though, I threw caution to the wind by calling my sister in Ohio while I was out walking one of the dogs. I figured I had it covered once I put my Bluetooth ear-piece in. All I had to do was thumb her number on my contacts list, and the whole operation would be hands free from then on - the phone piece at any rate. I'd still need both hands to manage the dog, our still uncivilized, straight-off-the-track greyhound.

Surprisingly, it actually worked out that way. The Bluetooth worked flawlessly, and I managed to get him to do his business while I talked. I even got back to the house and made his dinner while I finished up my conversation. In the end I felt like I had finally accomplished some bit of 21st Century competence, and that I might soon be able to simultaneously listen to music and play online poker without going all in on a pair of Jacks because I get distracted by the peculiar quality of Casandra Wilson's voice, for instance, that sounds like polished stones falling through honey to the bottom of a tin pail.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Irony of Priesthood

          It has been the unfortunate history of priesthoods since the beginning of time to claim the village virgins to their own purposes.