Monthly Archives: October 2014

Entry 393: Have You Declared a Gender?

A while back, I did a post about how tortured the English language has become due to its lack of gender-neutral pronouns. The bit of research I did for that post led me to discover that there are many more … Continue reading

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Entry 392: Does Chicken Soup Work for Ebola?

I’m a worrier by nature. So is my mother. So was my father. I have genetic agita. But I wasn’t very concerned about ebola initially, when it was coursing through West Africa. To be sure, I would have canceled any … Continue reading

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Entry 391: The Wedding Blog Part XXXV: Finally! Episode 2

Continued from last post: my account of the big day, with comments from the bride herself in bold. ********************************************************************** 7:00–We are cued to begin walking. We are not marching, or trying to keep time with music or anything. Later, on … Continue reading

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Entry 390: The Wedding Blog Part XXXV: Finally! Episode 1

Here’s my account of the big day, with comments from the bride herself in bold. 5 am–I wake up. This is not out of nervousness or anything; it’s just when I usually wake up. I do not know why. I … Continue reading

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Entry 389: The Wedding Blog Part XXXIV: Countdown, Episode 2

Continued from last time–the days before the wedding, with additional comments from Casey in bold. October 8–A large box comes for Casey and Alex. It is a wok. According to the packing slip, it is from a lovely couple in … Continue reading

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Entry 388: The Wedding Blog Part XXXIV: Countdown, Episode 1

Well, that’s over with! My daughter Casey is now married to Alex, and my wife Barbara and I have a son-in-law. My next four posts will contain some of the highlights of the wedding, starting with a few days before … Continue reading

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Entry 387: …Or Are You Just Happy to See Me?

Welcome back to another episode of “What’s That You’ve Got in Your Underwear?” This isn’t about the usual things people put in their underwear, like male ballet dancers using rolled up socks; or a Maryland official who tried to thwart … Continue reading

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