Poems from my podcast (an incomplete list)

Tuesday is chock full of issues I just can’t stand to talk about! So let’s read some poetry, instead. Oh yarr, my husband and I do a chatty, drinky podcast once a week, and we almost always end with a short poem. We’re done almost forty of these suckers, but I haven’t indexed them carefully … Continue reading “Poems from my podcast (an incomplete list)”

Check out my segment on the Jesuitical podcast!

I chatted with the delightful Ashley McKinless and Olga Segura about Catholicism and mental health. Talking about mental health isn’t easy. And when you throw faith into the mix it often becomes even harder. Many Catholics mistakenly think that needing mental health treatment amounts to a kind of spiritual failure. This week, we talk with writer Simcha Fisher, … Continue reading “Check out my segment on the Jesuitical podcast!”

The FYOOOTURE of this site and podcast

Maybe you noticed that I put some ads on this site. I want to know how that’s working out for you; and I want to know what you’d like to see and hear from my site and podcast in the future. Why ads? This year, we’ll have two kids entering college and one going to kindergarten (which we … Continue reading “The FYOOOTURE of this site and podcast”

Podcast #4! S.C. Naoum of Eye of the Tiber refuses to swear in Aramaic

  … but only because he’s self-conscious about his accent. We’ll get him next time. I just sent out a Soundcloud link to all my lovely patrons, so you can hear my fourth podcast, a half-hour conversation with the comic genius S. C. Naoum, who created Eye of the Tiber and who still writes 95% … Continue reading “Podcast #4! S.C. Naoum of Eye of the Tiber refuses to swear in Aramaic”

Patreon! My podcast! And dignity. Always dignity.

My husband says that I have many skills, but self-promotion is not one of them. He is correct. Here are two things that I haven’t been able to bring myself to tell you about, even though I’m hoping they will, you know, succeed and make me money or whatever. FIRST THING: I have a podcast. Damien … Continue reading “Patreon! My podcast! And dignity. Always dignity.”

What’s for supper? Vol. 93: Bei mir bist du shwarm

In which I cook and complain my way through another week. Join me, won’t you? SATURDAY Hamburgers, chips Saturday seems like so long ago, and yet the week flew by. Good thing I wrote down meals so there’s some evidence the week even existed. Speaking of which, have I told you lately how much it … Continue reading “What’s for supper? Vol. 93: Bei mir bist du shwarm”

Valhalla Rising, cavemen farting, Terry Pratchett giving it a shot, and me running(!)

  I’m watching . . . Originalos (and Valhalla Rising) Let’s say you’ve picked out a swell movie to watch, and everyone’s ready and snuggled up on the couch, except that one kid is still washing the dishes. Still. So what do you do? You watch a few episodes of Originalos. Here’s a representative sample: … Continue reading “Valhalla Rising, cavemen farting, Terry Pratchett giving it a shot, and me running(!)”

What’s for supper? Vol. 73: Detachment à la mode con Fleischenttäuschung con Dan Brown

First, a reminder! If you subscribed more than a few weeks ago, I’m afraid your subscription no longer works! I’m so sorry. You’ll need to resubscribe using the form on the right sidebar. Second, another reminder. If you’ve bookmarked this site and your bookmark isn’t working, please try changing the “https” to “http.” If anyone … Continue reading “What’s for supper? Vol. 73: Detachment à la mode con Fleischenttäuschung con Dan Brown”

Blog housekeeping, updates, issues, tissues, damned lies, statistics, and no end of stilton cheese

A little housekeeping today. Ha ha, no, not in my actual house. That’s crazy talk. Just blog housekeeping. LINGERING SERVER ERRORS A little over a week ago, I switched to a self-hosted (well, brother-hosted) server, to gain more control over this site. In the process, whacky things happened, and not everyone could access my blog. … Continue reading “Blog housekeeping, updates, issues, tissues, damned lies, statistics, and no end of stilton cheese”