Jul 25, 2020

A hundred days, and Roma

I'm trying to be hopeful.

Tomorrow marks a hundred days until the presidential election, with signs that there might be a blue wave to end all blue waves. With thousands dying of COVID-19 and no federal plan to fight it, protesters in Portland facing down Trump's brownshirts, active voter suppression and Russian interference, the acceleration of climate change, oh my God, I have never been so depressed and anxious about the state of the world before.

Jul 18, 2020

An inconsequential window cat photodiary

Dax and Kara, who just turned two years old, are indoor cats, and like pretty much all indoor cats, window sills are their favorite place. While my apartment is mildly shabby, the view makes up for it.

Apr 16, 2020

And decrease the surplus population

Donald Trump doesn't care if I die. I can't help but take that personally.

I've been so angry for months now. Trying to figure out what I could possibly post that someone else hasn't already said, and better. Then I realized that that was it. Trump literally does not care if I die. It is my humble opinion that this is a serious flaw in a president.

Jun 27, 2019

Yes, I love them now

My kittens have become cats. They're one year old this week. It's way past time that I posted an update.

May 26, 2019

My outrage won't fit on this blog

I just saw a protest placard that said, "My outrage won't fit on this sign." That touched a chord with me because my outrage won't fit on this blog. I've started writing political diatribes here dozens of times, and each time deleted it unposted. Because what's the point? I don't feel that I have anything new to say that isn't already being said in the Washington Post and the New York Times.

Dec 16, 2018

Shoot us both, Spock

It's been quite awhile since I adopted a kitten. I've never adopted two at once, much less siblings that feed on each other's energy. There has always been an adult cat around to keep the new kitten in line, too. There is no adult cat here now. It's a bit overwhelming.

I've learned several things about half-grown kitten siblings since October:

Oct 31, 2018

Kara and Desmond Doux

Des is the one showing his belly
Apologies for the quietness when I clearly should be posting kitten pictures.

Oct 4, 2018

Kittens!

Desmond and Kara
It's a boy! And a girl!

Daniel and I went to the local animal rescue on Tuesday, not specifically intending to adopt a kitten, much less two. We looked at all of the adult cats and didn't feel a connection. But then we went into the kitten room, and there they were – an adorable, adoptable sister and brother. I couldn't just take one. Had to take them both. I mean, really. Look at them! Could you have left one of them behind?

Apr 30, 2018

Mar 11, 2018

Save us, Stormy Daniels. The Republicans certainly won't

I've been compulsively watching the news the past couple of years, but haven't posted all that much here about our current president. Mostly because there's just too much going on. The scandals and outrages are coming so thick and fast that it's difficult to keep up.