Back Online

Back Online

Actually, we returned from camp ten days ago, but this the first day I’ve been able to post. This is going to sound so lame…

“A creature designed for reading”

“A creature designed for reading”

  Did you see Caitlin Flanagan’s article about Twilight in this month’s Atlantic? I’ve been reading The Atlantic for several years now, but I didn’t know I had much in common with…

Whew!

At last, the election is over and I can get back to normal life again. Honestly, those last few weeks reminded me of late-stage pregnancy:…

The lost pleasure of books

I can’t let that last paragraph go. I’ve been thinking about it constantly ever since I first read it a couple of weeks ago. Here it is…

Nice work if you can get it

Nice work if you can get it

Since I’m not doing the school newsletter any more I figured I ought to volunteer for something at the kids’ school because, you know, an extra supply…

The Thirteenth Tale

The Thirteenth Tale

  My sister-in-law gave me this book for my birthday. When I opened the present she mentioned that first she had bought a paperback copy,…

Ship Fever

Ship Fever

Ship Fever, a collection of short stories by Andrea Barrett. I finished it this afternoon and I’ve been in a daze ever since. Wow! The…

I heart my vet

I heart my vet

Earlier this year, our cat Peter was diagnosed with diabetes. Lethargic, thirsty, peeing everywhere — the diagnosis was a no-brainer. The treatment, however, was not.…

Wow!  Is this not the most stunning thing you’ve ever seen?  As you may have heard, archaeologists recently discovered this late Neolithic double-burial. According to the news reports, double-burials from that time period were rare. Huggers, non-existent. Archaeologists are removing them all in one piece to preserve their position, and hope to learn something new about Stone Age society in the process.  Well, you know me. I’ve been a paleoanthropology buff ever since I read Clan of the Cave Bear as a teenager. As you can imagine, I’m a little bit excited about this find. “Steve, Steve, Steve! C’mere, you have to see this,” I shouted, waving and flapping the newspaper at him.  Steve took a look. He was silent for a moment, and then he said softly, “They should just cover them right back up.”

Wow! Is this not the most stunning thing you’ve ever seen? As you may have heard, archaeologists recently discovered this late Neolithic double-burial. According to the news reports, double-burials from that time period were rare. Huggers, non-existent. Archaeologists are removing them all in one piece to preserve their position, and hope to learn something new about Stone Age society in the process. Well, you know me. I’ve been a paleoanthropology buff ever since I read Clan of the Cave Bear as a teenager. As you can imagine, I’m a little bit excited about this find. “Steve, Steve, Steve! C’mere, you have to see this,” I shouted, waving and flapping the newspaper at him. Steve took a look. He was silent for a moment, and then he said softly, “They should just cover them right back up.”

Wow! Is this not the most stunning thing you’ve ever seen? As you may have heard, archaeologists recently discovered this late Neolithic double-burial. According to…