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Buffy Napping

A return to catblogging. (Testing.)

“You will be surprised to learn that there is a revenue angle.”

Heh. Jim Leitzel writes about Indian casinos and bingo machines.

Deposit and Return

In the hope of encouraging more recycling, Illinois Lt. Governor Pat Quinn is pushing a 5-cent deposit for beverage containers. Unclaimed deposits would be used for environmental programs. I think this is a terrific idea. It will save me a lot of work because I can now just toss this stuff out the car window […]

Sally Goodrich

Some people are amazing. Sally Goodrich, whose son died in the Sept. 11 attacks, kept a grip on her grief as she surveyed the foundations of the Afghan school being built with money she raised in the United States. … Goodrich, a native of Bennington, Vt., and an administrator for schools in nearby North Adams, […]

A Funny Thing

My wife went on a business trip on Wednesday and came back Thursday with an amusing story about how she almost got strip searched at the airport. Strip searched. Ha, ha, ha. She and her boss were going through the line and the security folks sent her boss in one direction and my wife into […]

Protecting Prostitutes, Part 2

A few days ago, I wrote about the Predator Accountability Act being considered by the Illinois legislature. This bill would allow prostitutes to sue their pimps for damages. I pointed out a few problems with the bill. After writing my little screed, it occurred to me that one defense of this bill is that it […]


Taxes done (getting money back), day job slowing down, back to blogging…


Ah ha! I just found the income tax software I bought back in December. I’ve been looking for that. Plenty of time. Plenty of time…

Protecting Prostitutes

The Illinois House just passed the Predator Accountability Act, which the Chicago Tribune’s Dawn Turner Trice describes as allowing prostitutes to sue their pimps for damages. This sounds like a good idea, doesn’t it? Wouldn’t you think you can already file a civil suit against someone who beats or rapes you? Of course you can. […]


Dozer is our most recent cat. We got him from Orphans of the Storm about three years ago. He was about seven years old when we discovered him in a cage outside the adult cat room. The sign said “If you pet me I will purr very loud.” We got him out of his cage […]


[In my quest for regular content, I’m starting a new feature in which I write about some of the websites in my blogroll.] If I ever have the misfortune of getting arrested in Virginia, I know exactly who my first phone call is going to: Ken Lammers. He runs the CrimLaw blog and writes most […]

Find Your Lost Cat

This popped up in my AdSense ads, and I just had to check it out. This is a non-AdSense link, so this is not just a sleezy attempt to earn some money. Check it out:

Street Portraiture

I’ve been taking pictures for about 3 months now, and much to my surprise I’ve developed an interest of sorts in portrait photography. There’s something I like about the careful effort to take very good photographs of people. I appreciate the detailed care that goes into the lighting and the posing. I don’t have the […]

Ads! Ads! Ads!

I’ve decided to add Google AdSense advertising to the blog. It’s not so much that I want the money…Well, actually, I do want the money. It’s just that with my stats, I’m not going to be getting the money. That first $100 check should take about a decade… Anyway, it’s not so much that I […]

John Paul II, RIP

I was raised as a Lutheran, not a Roman Catholic, but just because us Lutherans didn’t see the Pope as our leader doesn’t mean we ignored events in the Catholic church. I remember when Pope John Paul died after only about a month and the cardinals elected a new one who took the name John […]