Toys for Gothic Kids

 Teach your children the importance of ritual sacrifice. Batteries not included. Warranty invalid upon first use. Manufacturer not responsible for damage to pets or other children. 


Seize the Day

 Life lesson for today: Life has its ups and downs, but so do elephants!


Olympic Babysitting Contest

A visit to the Lost and Found booth to recover missing infants costs 50 penalty points. 


Falling Leaves

The falling leaves drift by the window

The autumn leaves of red and gold....

--Kosma, Prevert



All-Purpose Notebook

Notes, to-do lists, grocery lists, doodles, wishful thinking, experiments in terror....


Alien Drinkers

Personality change is rather extreme among alien drinkers--they can't control their morphology. 


Bird Watching

 Hope is the thing with feathers

That perches in the soul....

--Emily Dickinson

The Perils of a Reluctant Dieter

The older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight, because by then your body and your fat are really good friends. 

 --Bob Hope
diet sabotaged by free choco


Cat Power

 My husband said it was him or the cat. I miss him sometimes.

--Zsa Zsa Gabor


Autumn Flowers

 And still more, later flowers for the bees,

Until they think warm days will never cease....

--John Keats


Inside a Modern Corporation

 Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.

--Napoleon Bonaparte




In an ever-changing, incomprehensible world the masses had reached the point where they would, at the same time, believe everything and nothing, think that everything was possible and that nothing was true. ...

--Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism  


A Little Kindness Goes a Long Way

  Garde en toi le trésor de la bonté.  (Guard within yourself the treasure of kindness.)

--George Sand


Mobile Home

 That the house of everyone is to him as his castle and fortress....

--Sir Edward Coke (declared in a ruling on Semayne's case, 1604)


Viking Raid on Toronto 3

Math homework was invented by Euclid, about 300 years before the Common Era. It was also the occasion for the first recorded use of "The dog ate my homework!" excuse.

Meeting Godzilla

To go forward, you must go back. To touch the light, you must pass beneath the shadow.

--George R. R. Martin