Monthly Archives: December 2014

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 690 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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Thank You!

I am touched and stunned by the massive outpouring of love and support I received after Akane’s death last week, and I simply want to show all of you how much I appreciate the kind words. So many people that … Continue reading

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And Then There Were Four — Akane Scaife September 16, 1999 (approximate birthdate) – December 17, 2014

If you follow me on Facebook you already know that my oldest dog, Akane, collapsed last night, lost bowel and bladder control, and was in such intense pain that I had to rush her to the vet for euthanasia around … Continue reading

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Unintentionally Hilarious Holiday Displays

It’s the time of year where you can guess which houses probably have children still at home by the quantity of decorations and lights displayed in the front yard. Sure, some adults adore decorating for the winter holidays (I am … Continue reading

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Analyzing ‘The Babadook’ as a Metaphor for Mental Illness

If you haven’t seen The Babadook yet this post may have spoilers although I’ll try my best to be very oblique. It’s just become available in the US, so unless you actively seek out indie horror movies it may not … Continue reading

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