Thursday, March 26, 2015


"Publish and be damned!"
--the Duke of Wellington, to a blackmailer

Thursday, March 19, 2015


Josh and Gwen called to say "I asked her, and she said yes!"

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Urge to Save Humanity

"The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule."
--H L Mencken

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Plans Change

Sometimes your plans change abruptly. We became aware on Friday of a homeless woman with a two week old infant and nowhere to stay--other than "in a storage pod with fourteen people", which is what it had been. So we brought them to our house and fed them and got her stuff from where she'd been staying and did the other things that seemed needful--such as taking all the wine and brandy extract and such out of the cabinets and fridge. Kid had a wheeze, so Diana took mom and baby to CHKD Hospital, where they stayed over. It looks like they'll stay over tonight, too, although that may  (or may not) be more because the hospital wants Child Protective Services to get involbed than because it's medically needful.
The point of this is that we weren't planning on doing any of this as of breakfast on Friday, and what we had been planning was abandoned without a trace.