Monthly Archives: March 2008

Kelsey Briggs

A heartbreaking video that I found almost unbearable to watch.

More about Kelsey at these websites:


Of Cheese Pies and Other Expletives

For those who are curious as to how Athos is holding up in Primary One, first let me apologise for not providing an update. I remain ambivalent about public education as we are experiencing it, and have not been able to find it within me to put in words why I feel the way I do.

So you’ll just have to make do with vignettes for now.

And as far as vignettes go, this one is a screamer. [Grandpa, Grandma, if you’re reading this, please make sure you’re comfortably seated….] Continue reading

Trick Or Treat

Some afternoons back, I was taking a nap on the sofa. In my half-asleepness I felt Porthos climb over me and slip something into my pocket. I opened my eyes and saw him turn away, grinning from ear to ear, as though he had just played a delicious trick on his poor old mother.

So I thought I’d better check to see what it was – dead insect? slimy-wet tissue? Reaching into my pocket, I pulled out a long slip of paper and here is what it said: Continue reading