A loaded God complex, cock it and pull it.


When you are courting a nice girl, an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder, a second seems like an hour. That’s relativity.
Albert Einstein


Few misfortunes can befall a boy which bring worse consequences than to have a really affectionate mother.
William Somerset Maugham, (b) Jan. 25, 1874


If you look at a testimony of love from 2,000 years ago it can still exactly speak to you, whereas medical advice from only 100 years ago is ridiculous.
Jennifer Michael Hecht

Friday Five: “Love” Songs



We are as happy as people can be, without making themselves ridiculous, and might be even happier; but, as a matter of taste, we choose to stop short at this point.
Nathaniel Hawthorne


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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Love for Sale

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

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 […]

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 […]


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

A Different Cowboy

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

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 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?

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 […]

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 …