I (Used to, Want to) Really Like Christmas

Earlier this year, I shared this funny nativity scene photo on my own Facebook wall (one of 150,000 or so who did), and was soundly thrashed (by someone who is no longer my Facebook friend). And what was supposed to be a cute, fun photo turned into a theological discussion. I’m noticing that I could […]

The Twenty-first Century Meeting

Therefore, here’s a video of every conference call you’ve ever been in… (Except for the one with the speakerphone that doesn’t quite work right, and you can’t understand anything anyone is saying.)

God Gets Mail

Dear God, Just a quick note: I think your thermostat is broken. The temperature is supposed to be in the 40’s. Sincerely, Tim from New England Or does God use a weather-control grid?

The Dangers of Shopping at Target

Yesterday, I discovered that it can be dangerous to shop at Target. …wearing a red shirt. I was walking along, minding my own business. I had been re-listening to season 1 of Gregg Taylor’s character Martin Bracknell’s radio play Black Jack Justice (one of my favorite latter-day online radio series). I had paused my smartphone’s […]

Found in My Bathroom

Looks like somebody left a little pea on the toilet seat… Have a great weekend! -TimK P.S. Photo courtesy my daughter, Abbie.

Bits & Pieces 2014-01-30

Links and things that I’ve run across recently. … or not so recently. Perl and other programming stuff Some of what I’ve been doing during my absence from this blog, and some stories I hope to tell in more detail both here and on my software-development blog: Tom Metro and I launched a new brand […]

Bits & Pieces 2013-02-07

Links and things that I’ve run across recently. What Else When the Power Goes Out? I suspect that there may be an unusual number of new birthdays between Halloween and Thanksgiving this year. (Too subtle? Remember that the power went out for a half-hour during the Superbowl? Now try counting the number of months from […]

Insert Something Funny Here

After posting a “Bits & Pieces” post yesterday of over 1200 words, I suddenly realized that I had enough good material in there for a whole week of actual blog posts… if I made them a little shorter. And I’m thinking that would probably be a better approach. Starting today. According to, last night […]

Bits & Pieces 2013-01-17

Links and things that I’ve run across recently. Dropping like a Feather This morning, my bathroom scale read 184.0. That’s about a pound less than it did last week. Slightly disappointing, as my food journal (which I just began this week) seems to indicate that just cheating even a little causes me to put on […]

A Thanksgiving of Gratitude

So it’s Thanksgiving, and… What are you doing online today?! As for me, my side of the family is getting together for a big holiday bash tomorrow, and my Beloved’s family on Sunday. So that means I have another day to prepare the big Black Friday/Cyber Monday holiday offer I’ve been working on, which I […]