is it too late to send out christmas cards for the 2017 christmas season? i'm asking for a friend. you see, my friend got so excited about christmas cards this past year. so excited. she even booked her family photo session early! i know, right? so she would have time to discover which poses were her favorites and which ones... Read more →


gentle reader, it is with a sad heart that i tell you this is the first time in thirty-one years that my house has been without a feline protector. kiroman and i bought our first persian cat in 1986. we were very poor college students and i'm sure the thought of us buying a designer cat seems outlandish, at best.... Read more →


gentle reader, most of the world, at least the social media world, is celebrating love today. i've witnessed an intense love fest on facebook today. i've seen profile pictures changed. i've seen hearts added to profile pictures. i've seen pictures of chocolate, flowers, and chocolate covered fruit. i've witnessed declarations of never ending and earth shattering love today. i think... Read more →