My eldest stepsister on my mother’s side is dead. She’d had a long history of alcohol and drug addiction, but we aren’t sure whether that was her actual cause of death. Because she was found dead, there will be an autopsy to determine it. It looked to the people who found her that she’d had… Read More Stop All the Clocks
There’s a reason they call it that, you know. Hundreds of people who never thought marriage equality would happen in their children’s lifetimes, much less theirs, gathered in the church, one by one and then five by five and then ten by ten until it was all of us together. Some people, like for instance,… Read More National Cathedral
My family on my dad’s side is Irish, and here is our motto: Patriae Infelici Fidelis Faithful to an Unhappy Country I get tired just thinking about it. Reminds me of this completely memorable line in The Departed: Colin: [to Madolyn] If we’re not gonna make it, it’s gotta be you that gets out, cause… Read More Clan Lanagan
I changed the words of the psalm because I am crying to you, my Fanagans, the ones I turn to in both joy and pain. Somehow, I knew it was going to happen, but I did not expect it to affect me this deeply. I got a text message from an old friend congratulating Dana… Read More Out of the Deep, I Cry Unto You
My Con Law professor had me from the first class by saying that the Supreme Court Justices were nothing but “nine guys in robes.” He wasn’t discounting the women at all, just making the point that you don’t have to be a lawyer… hell, you don’t even have to have a GED to be on… Read More Nine Guys in Robes
I have a 2.15 gHz machine, which is substantially slower than a gaming machine, but fits my lifestyle perfectly, especially since I run an operating system that does not consistently hog all of my available RAM. I started a company in Portland called Evangelinux dealing with this topic, which gave me the intestinal fortitude to… Read More So you want to run Ubuntu……….