Last Tuesday, sometime in the late afternoon, the Feeding on Folly site went down. A light within the blogging universe was extinguished. Did you sense it? Alas, it was a dark day, my friends. A dark three days, to be exact. Our Feeding on Folly Lady was not seen again until late Friday evening, when… Read More Like a phoenix, we rise from the ashes! aka: surviving blog failure
As I said last week, I’m on vacation now and as such, wasn’t sure I’d be posting this week. But the responses from my birthday poll (if you haven’t taken it yet, get to it), made me think of the time I celebrated those of us who don’t enjoy celebrations. It’s one of my favorites… Read More Welcome to Our Church of Holy Introversion
Ah, man, I like chickadees! Yeah, sorry about that. Listen, we really wanted to talk about chickadees – and tell you about other visitors to the bird feeder! – but a certain angel chick on our shoulder was having none of it. She claimed we needed to do a follow up from last week’s post,… Read More No chickadees this week. Instead, let’s talk more about racism
You may remember Worm from our post a couple weeks ago: a high school teacher with a reputation as a scavenger. I mentioned there was a shady incident involving him and the water cooler. Prepare yourself. Here it is in all its gory detail. Act 1 Scene: Break room of a suburban high school. Near… Read More The Secretary, the Worm, & the water cooler: A morality tale in three acts
The other day I was in Costco buying dog food. Heck of a deal, 24 cans for $19.99. That’s less than a dollar a can — 83¢ to be exact — for good quality dog food. This is smart shopping in action, folks. Since it was just the one item, I didn’t bother with a… Read More Cash, Credit, or… Does Anyone Still Write Checks?
We have an interesting development in our mysterious M.A.’s diary (first discussed here): it looks like she gave considerable thought into how she presented herself, clothing-wise. How many philosophers can you name spent time thinking of such things? Yeah, same here. And yet, it can be argued, it is hardly a trivial pursuit. How you dress… Read More Thoughts from a Noble Woman: On Clothing and Fashion Mishaps
I planned on giving you a tour of the museums we visited while in New York, but then I got distracted by this news story in the Daily Mail: “A student who left a pineapple in the middle of an art exhibition as a prank was left shocked after curators put the fruit inside a glass case.”… Read More That’s Art?! And Why That’s a Stupid Thing to Say
The following is a true account of what happens when snot meets technology. Despite our most incredible advances, it is crucial for technology to remain snot-free. Consider this a Public Service Announcement…