The Puppy Channel Finally Arrives!

Every couple of years or so, “This American Life” (a show on public radio), reruns a piece they did many years ago about a guy who tried to start a cable TV channel that just featured puppies. No humans, just puppies and instrumental music. It was meant as...

Cats

My last blog entry was 232 days ago. Around that time two kittens were busy trying to get their eyes open and searching around for their place at their mother’s teats. Today, at this moment, they are two lumps moving around playing cat and mouse (or cat and cat)...

What’s in a name?

I have a fairly common name, but I’m apparently the most tech-savvy of all the people that have my name, because I’ve managed to get the important internet addresses associated with my name. However, I’m not the most famous person with my name. That...

Back to what passes for work

Now that the great Snowpocalypse of 2011 is over, and the ice has mostly all melted, it is time to get back to work. I have a number of projects to start on in the morning, of different types. WordPress, bbPress, BuddyPress, ASP.NET MVC, WebMatrix and so on. My...

Writing, and Preparation

I spent some time today writing some outlines for my story for the next Altanta MothUP, a spin-off of The Moth, a storytelling event founded in NYC about 15 years ago where people get up and tell personal and true stories on that evening’s particular topic.  For...
Blue Ecstasy

Blue Ecstasy

For over twenty-five years, I’ve listened to H. Johnson present his “Jazz Classics” program every Saturday night on WABE 90.1FM in Atlanta. Usually whenever he is talking during the first three hours of his show, he uses a particular Erroll Garner...

Snow is Here

Don’t know what to say tonight, other than the snow is here, and I’m prepared to stay home for the next couple of days.  Just hope the power doesn’t go out! (that reminds me… gotta plug up the phone and let it get some juice.) There’s an...
Snow Is Coming

Snow Is Coming

A year ago we were slip-sliding around Atlanta in an ice storm.  We had to wait another month for what passed for real snow.  This season we had a decent snow two weeks ago, and are now preparing for a big snow followed by freezing rain, and the temps won’t get...