• Life After Cats

    Sister #4 is in Las Vegas for our cousin Lisa’s wedding. I’m here at Supergenius HQ with her two cats. It’s been just over a month since Paco died and I’m kinda surprised by how quickly I had acclimated to life without cats. It’s nice having Pugsley & Mabel here,…

  • The sadness zombie

    I don’t like zombies. I don’t find them funny or offensive or ironic or anything but annoying. And yet here I am describing myself as a sadness zombie because I can think of no other words to describe how I feel. I lurch about the empty-feeling Supergenius HQ without engaging…

  • In memory of Madison (1995-2012)

    He was named after my favorite U.S. president, James Madison. What else is a sassy twenty-three-year-old PoliSci major to name a beautiful orange kitten? My dad had suggested Cinnamon, because apparently he thought I was still twelve in 1995. Madison came into my life in July 1995, a belated birthday…

  • On donut holes & the crazy cat lady

    Back in January, I went over to BFK & Atom’s house for dinner. We had just polished off the pizza and were chatting about stuff the way people chat when, without any provocation that I can recollect, I launched into The Donut Hole Story. The Donut Hole Story has quickly…