Somewhere, it all stopped making sense
Somewhere, it all stopped making sense

Bear with me, this actually is Christmas-related. For one, she’s trapped in a glass dome, which is something of a gift in and of itself. That means the incessant jingling from the bells sewn permanently to her hands is at least somewhat muted, and as we all know, the only thing more annoying than a […]

Incomplete nativities
Incomplete nativities

“Well, you don’t know, Mary, maybe it’s part of his divine plan. The whole ‘ineffable’ thing.” “No…no, that can’t be right. The angel was very clear, he said I was going to give birth to child, the king of the house of Jacob, ruler of the earth, son of the Most High, and in some […]

Inappropriate clowning
Inappropriate clowning

I think we may return to this shelf in the near future. There was a lot going on here, it’s hard to capture its grand majesty in a single post. Let us not, for an instant, suppose that clowning is ever appropriate, or that there is a market for buffoonery. However, some clowning is more […]

Probably a metaphor or something
Probably a metaphor or something

I don’t know what we can take away from this except that the heavens smile upon your misfortune. I followed the saga of Dash for several weeks. Originally, as I recall, he had both arms. But he never had a head. I don’t know if this was intentional, maybe Dash was made without a head […]

Don’t fence me in
Don’t fence me in

I’m not sure what we’re trying to fool here. Lizards, I understand, have very tiny brains, but I can’t think but that even  an incredibly dim skink would realize the raw, unadulturated artificiality of this life-like enclosed ecosystem. But on the plus side, at least there’s reading material in the bathroom. It might make sense […]

So let your love grow
So let your love grow

I wish that Dr. Seuss had written and illustrated a book of love poetry. Because right now, this is all I have. Oh lady, play upon your lute For Summer shall come soon And flowers rise some ten feet high, They grow quite large in June. Oh lady, sing a little song, About the flowers […]

Pretty much summarizes the past 40 years of modern theology…
Pretty much summarizes the past 40 years of modern theology…

Job got you down? Wife don’t understand you? Wife understands you way too well? Husband basically being a male? Domestic partner difficult to explain to family? Dog throw up on the boss? Pull up a stool, prop your feet on the rail, and tell Jesus about it. Not to be too awfully reductionist, but wouldn’t […]

On the 12th day of Christmas…
On the 12th day of Christmas…

Jog to the world, and all that! It’s time to clean house, take down the lights, and get to the crucial business of 2012! I think I’ve mentioned this before, but I have a weak spot for Balthazar. Traditionally, since he’s from Africa, he’s the only black member of the nativity. And therefore, the only […]

Happy New Year! Time for more Christmas!
Happy New Year! Time for more Christmas!

New Year’s Day, and we’ve finally gotten the dogs to come out from underneath the sofa. Hope everybody had their requisite amounts of pyrotechnics, champagne, and black-eyed peas last night! Or at least one out of three.  This little guy’s clearly had his fill of consumer-grade explosives for the year. This WAS in the Christmas […]

The Day it Snowed Blood and other merriment (NSFW)
The Day it Snowed Blood and other merriment (NSFW)

The Christmas it snowed blood, oh, what a year that was. Grandfather would often tell us stories about those long-ago blood-christmasses, how the world was covered in a thick carpet of red gore, and when the moon shown on it just right, late at night, it was kinda…kinda horrible. We thought those special Christmasses were […]