A Visit to Santa (1963)

24 December 2009 · 2 comments

While browsing the Internet Archive the other day, I came across a 12-minute film called A Visit to Santa. Usually, I love these old films (Kris and I spent a week this past summer digging through the good ones), but this? This is an abomination. See for yourself: Are you in the Christmas spirit now, […]

All Work and No Play…

20 December 2009 · 4 comments

My life right now: There’s a light at the end of the tunnel, my friends. But before I reach the light, there’s still a bit of work to accomplish.

When I got out of bed and came downstairs this morning, the floor was cold. I opened the door to let the cats in, and the air outside was cold. I started run my bath, and the water was cold. “It’s that time of year,” I thought. “As soon as Thanksgiving has passed, as soon […]

Do Cats Love Water?

27 November 2009 · 1 comment

None of our cats drinks water the same way. Simon prefers to drink from the toilet. Max likes to drink from the sink — and from the faucet, if it’s running. Nemo drinks from the “kitty fountain” we bought for the spoiled brats. So does Toto, but apparently she doesn’t know how to do it […]

Children of the seventies, I ask you: What could be better? Queen, muppets, HD. Just in time for Thanksgiving: After this, nothing really matters to me…

1000 Days of Doubt

18 November 2009 · 13 comments

I think I’ve figured out one reason writing this book is so tough for me. It’s because I’m wracked by self-doubt. This self-doubt isn’t new. I’ve been struggling with it for years, and it’s just become more acute since I started Get Rich Slowly. I never set out to be a personal finance expert. In […]

True to my word, I’m here to bring you another story of animal intelligence. Lisa sent me a story of animal semi-intelligence yesterday, but this one’s more what I have in mind when I think of the subject. It’s all about a National Geographic photographer coming face-to-face with a deadly predator: I love stories about […]

So, I suspect most of you have already seen this fun YouTube clip of the ninja cat who seems to move without moving (if you get my drift): Well, here’s a follow-up that shows the same cat’s ninja secrets: It’s been a while since I gave an update on my own feline companions. Let’s examine […]


03 November 2009

Once upon a time, not so long ago, there was a lazy young man who did a whole lot of nothing. And loved it. He did as little work as possible, and spent his free time doing even less. Then one day that young man grew up to find that he actually enjoyed doing some […]

What’s Your Problem?

03 November 2009 · 1 comment

Wow. According to the YouTube page, this is “yet another lost video that used to frequently be aired on Pittsfield Cable Access TV in the late 80s/early 90s”.