You aren’t seeing things. There are, as Paul Simon sang, angels in the architecture, especially right now. Gigantic garish gold Styrofoam angels at Macy’s. Skies of heavenly hosts, over mangers and strangers, under trees and eaves. Angels festooning the firmament of your own soul. Every December, without fail, they sing a little louder than usual.
There’s no pleasant way to say this. The tulips are toast.
There is something artificial about setting aside one particular day to remember. Artificial, yes. But also merciful.
Maybe this month’s round-up is delayed because the Tonight Show just moved back to New York. Maybe this month’s round-up is delayed because New Jersey has gotten so much snow that road crews are actually pouring actual pickle juice on the roads in a fiesta of frozen brine.* Maybe this month’s round-up is delayed because […]
Before we forge ahead, let’s address the elephant in the room. Following Tashi‘s death, it feels sacrilegious to just pick up and go on with the business of joy.
Warning: your IQ is about to slump precipitously. Promise: it is going to be absolutely worth it.
Be it known, good people/cats/beings of the interwebs: it happened. Hold onto your hats and wives and children. Rumors of Dot‘s adoption have not been exaggerated.
They say that those who refuse to learn from history are destined to repeat it in summer school. Tabby’s Place icon Tashi says that those who refuse to learn from history are destined to continue using the term “unadoptable.” Those who do learn from history, however, are about to have a feast of delight.
Scientists talk about the Law of Conservation of Matter. Scientists talk about protoplasm. And scientists talk about other scientists (you know they do). But nothing that scientists talk about is as interesting as Betsy. That’s why we’re going to talk about the Law of Conservation of Cats who are Unable to Keep their Tongues in […]
Martha Stewart used to have a habit of saying, “it’s a good thing.” She seems to have stopped that around the time she went to prison, but I think even Her Perfectness would agree: the following is a good thing. It’s better than cupcakes. It’s better than mandolin music. It’s even better than that scene […]