November 10th, 2014 @ 10:05 am

On this date in 1961, the satirical anti-war novel Catch-22 by Joseph Heller was published. “He would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn’t, but if he was sane he had to fly them. If he flew them he was crazy and didn’t have to; but if he didn’t want to […]

Ken Kesey
September 17th, 2012 @ 12:01 am

[Today is] the birthday of Ken Kesey, born in La Junta, Colorado (1935). He was a champion wrestler in high school and voted most likely to succeed. He married his high school sweetheart and then accepted a fellowship in creative writing at Stanford. He got a job as a night aide at the VA hospital […]

Birthday Reminder
September 7th, 2012 @ 9:14 am

I got an email from this morning to remind me that mom’s 64th birthday is in fifteen days. It included a link to her Amazon wishlist, of course; I forced her to create one in December of 2001. It is still there, though there are only a few things on it. I got her […]