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Stop trying to fill your head with science — for to fill your heart with love is enough.
Richard P. Feynman

February 14th, 2013 @ 9:23 am
Happy Valentine’s Day

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of being and ideal Grace. I love thee to the level of everyday’s Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight. I love thee […]

February 12th, 2013 @ 6:00 am
Six Months

Today marks the six month anniversary of my mother’s death. She died on Sunday, August 12, 2012. Not every month is the same length, though, of course. And should I consider “a month” to be “every four Sundays” or simply “the next 12th on the calendar”? It’s the sort of question she would call to […]

April 11th, 2012 @ 8:10 am
In Memory of Blue

“[I]f you ever wonder who has the more unconditional love for you, put your spouse and your dog in the trunk of the car for one hour. When you open it, who’s still happy to see you?” I’ve heard variations of this quote many times over the years and it always makes me laugh a […]

October 27th, 2008 @ 7:26 am
Holy Matrimony, Batman!

A few weeks ago I went on a golfing trip to Pismo Beach with Kelly, his dad, and my dad. At some point during the trip we came to the realization that between the four of us, we had a combined ten weddings and eight ex-wives. I’m sure there’s an important statement to be made […]

May 9th, 2005 @ 9:41 am
Love at First Bite

And really, when you want to profess your love for someone, what could be more meaningful than biting off each other’s ring finger? “… it had to be our ring fingers. We were both just out of rough relationships, and wanted to both reclaim and be rid of those fingers… this has a permanence to […]

June 28th, 2002 @ 12:52 am
Love for Sale

“Hey, we seem basically compatible. I enjoyed kissing you. What do you say about trying a three-month love contract?”

January 21st, 2002 @ 3:06 am
Never Stop Questioning

“The important thing is to never stop questioning.” That quote is often attributed to Einstein. I cannot confirm that he ever actually said this. But I doubt I would hear many arguments if I suggested he was one of the greatest thinkers in history. Is “questioning” really all that important? I guess it depends on […]

January 20th, 2002 @ 4:54 pm
Good Links

I think that the best linking weblog on line right now is Follow Me Here. Every time I visit I find a half-dozen or so excellent articles. Eliot must be a voracious reader, and his comments are insightful and thought-provoking. If you have never been to his site, go right now. Here are a few […]

March 26th, 2001 @ 7:34 am
Sunset

I wrote this in high school, sometime between 1989 and 1991…

March 26th, 2001 @ 7:32 am
A Different Cowboy

This is something I wrote a long, long, long time ago…

March 19th, 2001 @ 4:09 pm
instant loser

While visiting evhead this afternoon I read a quote from instantloser.com and immediately identified with the emotion the writer was expressing. So I clicked. Some people have a gift for writing. This guy does. Go read some of what instantloser had to say. You’ll be glad you did. “after we stopped and ate i made […]

February 14th, 2001 @ 9:01 am
February 14

The History of Valentine’s Day Every February, across the country, candy, flowers, and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. But who is this mysterious saint and why do we celebrate this holiday?

February 7th, 2001 @ 7:49 am
Slip Sliding Away Paul Simon

<soapbox> Slip Slidin’ Away is one of my favorite Paul Simon songs. Sylloge wrote about the 3rd verse and how it so captures a feeling of loss and desperation. It is a beautiful song, in much the same way that Yesterday is a beautiful song. I believe there are certain songs … writings … pieces […]

October 26th, 2000 @ 12:22 am
Reasons to Kill My Boyfriend

Every now and then I find a site that just screams, “Blog me!” There isn’t much to read at the site I found tonight; I guess she’s just getting started. But the premise behind reasons to kill my boyfriend is hysterical and her first post made me laugh, so …

August 11th, 2000 @ 9:31 am
The Pompatous of Love

The Pompatous of Love

July 26th, 2000 @ 11:02 pm
Your Valentine

I haven’t been this scared in a long time And I’m so unprepared so here’s your valentine Bouquet of clumsy words, a simple melody This world’s an ugly place, but you’re so beautiful to me – Blink 182

July 19th, 2000 @ 1:34 pm
Mathematical Physics

Embedded in Week 152’s essay by John Baez for This Week’s Finds in Mathematical Physics is a very sad love story. I mean it. I think I will subtitle this post, Love Surrounded by Confusing Mathematics.

July 18th, 2000 @ 11:54 pm
Fourteen Red Roses

In the interests of apologizing for how simply vile my last post seemed, but rather than retract my statement, I will now post for you, dear reader, the only piece of poetry I ever wrote that I like. In return I ask simply that you admit I am not so mean as to torture you […]

July 16th, 2000 @ 2:17 pm
The Love Calculator

Lifted from Snoop Duck: The Love Calculator was not very nice to most of the women that popped into my head: Sheryl Crow – 12% Venus Williams – 26% Sylvia Gagne – 14% Firda Beka – 59% Britney Spears – 75% Tori Amos – 19% Gwen Stefani – 74% Madonna – 77% Eva Gardner – […]