Archive for November, 2015

we were on a break

30 Nov

Well, I was on a break, but now I’m back in the office for two weeks for a return engagement before taking a really long break. I’m going to be completely honest with you, dear reader, as well as myself, and say that I’m probably going to be at least partially checked out for the […]


friday pandora eleven – “my kid’s stuff is mixing with mine” edition

20 Nov

It’s friday, it’s kinda nice outside, I have no meetings, and, for we comics/MCU fans, it’s Jessica Jones Day!, which I will be settling into watch at least part of this evening before the weekend gets too crazy (more on that presently). I’m pretty sure you’re all aware how much I’ve been looking forward to […]


popping off on refugees

17 Nov

Like most of us, I’m sure, I’ve been watching the situation regarding Syrian refugees develop, especially after the unfortunate events in Paris and elsewhere this weekend. This sort of thing, it can bring out the best in people, or it can bring out the worst of people. I’m seeing some absolutely awful stuff from folks […]



17 Nov

This showed up on my work computer this morning. I think somebody may have dropped the ball.


use or lose

16 Nov

I’ve officially been a bureaucrat long enough that the mythical “use or lose” annual leave is a thing. Two years ago or so, my public sector seniority became such that I hit the top tier of vacation time earnings. Combine this with the fact that I’ve swapped positions in the “company” (and even swapped companies […]


“marty chrissman”

09 Nov

Begun, this Christmas Coffee War has. Really? Actually, my favorite bit about this particular holiday “Operation Mayhem” is not that people are protesting (once again) by giving the entity that offends them more money, but that if everybody gives their name as “Merry Christmas”, no one will know whose drink is whose, and it’ll lead […]


“the truth is stranger than fiction”

06 Nov

One of the big political stories in the Presidential horse race late this week has been Ben Carson’s “pyramids as grain storage” theory. To review: “My own personal theory is that Joseph built the pyramids to store grain,” Carson said in a 1998 commencement speech at Andrews University, unearthed by BuzzFeed. “Now all the archaeologists […]



03 Nov

hey folks, I do this every year; you should be used to this by now. It’s election day. Do your civic duty and go vote. It is, absolutely, the least you can do to fulfill your side of the social contract that is democracy (or constitutional republic-cy, or whatever it is that we have). Yes, […]


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