Archive for May, 2004

A question of etiquette

Saturday, May 29th, 2004

When I moved in here, I understood that it would be different sharing an alley with a church—particularly an inner-city, full gospel, all-singing, all-dancing church. (Okay, I made up the part about dancing. I think.) I’ve grown accustomed to services on Sundays, which can last long into the afternoon depending on how the spirit moves […]


Friday, May 28th, 2004

I’m trying to remember when teh last time was that I had a comma in my bank balance. I can’t seem to remember specifically. I’m guessing early 1998. Something odd may have happened in 1999 and the balance may have gone into comma territory, but I rather doubt it. I had commas in the safe […]

Lights on

Tuesday, May 25th, 2004

It was an amazing sight yesterday. In the mid-morning the skies cleared (for the most part) and the air no longer felt like the shower room at a health club. Except for a passing sunshower or two, it stayed that way all day. Sunny, breezy, mild is how they put it in official meteorological terms. […]

Lightening strikes

Friday, May 21st, 2004

I’m wondering how to handle this one. A lightening strike during last night’s thunderstorm caused a fire that destroyed a landmark 1809 Presbyterian church. As you may recall, I’m webmaster for the Presbytery. I gues I’ll find out in the next few days.

Joys of working for the government

Friday, May 21st, 2004

The mayor presented the budget proposal for the coming year. Of particular note, it calls for seven of the ten libraries to be open four fewer hours per week. The three smallest branches are spared. Winton Branch, where I work, is the second-largest in terms of circulation. If this comes to pass, it will be […]

Still behind

Wednesday, May 19th, 2004

Okay, okay, I confess. I’ve read the entire Left Behind series and enjoyed it. Well I still have a quarter of Glorious Appearing left to read, but I can pretty much figure how it turns out. What brings this confession is this week’s cover story in Newsweek about the authors. If you don’t know what […]

Lawyers again

Tuesday, May 18th, 2004

Good gravy! It’s become a trend. The Daily Fishwrapper reports this evening that the city’s biggest name in criminal defense earned three days in the klink because of an outburst in court. According to the article, he accused the judge (a State Supreme Court judge) of running a “kangaroo court”. While it’s not worth the […]

And the dish ran away with the spoon

Tuesday, May 18th, 2004

Questions about my past life continue to crop up on a startlingly regular basis. Things like, why do I still have these stupid end tables we bought back in 1982? They’re just contact paper on particle board. The complete set, including the long departed coffee table, cost less than $100. Twenty-two years of these cheesy […]


Friday, May 14th, 2004

Last week we were still running the heat. This week, well yesterday I toyed with the idea of purchasing an air conditioner. On further evaluation, I decided against the purchase. It’s impulsive It’s not wise to increase my electric costs right now The computers don’t need A/C if I turn them off during the afternoon […]

Having faith

Friday, May 14th, 2004

In March when I sent the last $500 of my savings off to a collection agency so that RoadRunner could be turned on in the new apartment, I worried about money for a bit. Then I decided that was foolish. Since re-establishing my spirituality early in recovery, I’ve learned The Universe provides what I need […]