My Pet Pig

Posted on July 12, 2019

Yesterday my brother was helping my parents clean out their basement, and he found a handwritten essay that my mom wrote in the second or third grade, describing her experience on the farm taking care of a pet. You might have to know my mom to fully appreciate the (unintended) humor, but needless to say, it pretty neatly explains my mother's attitude about pets and their role in the family. As they say, you can take the girl out of the farm, but ...

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Posted on February 6, 2016

Anyone who was watching my Twitter timeline or RSS feed today may have wondered why I was posting so many pictures of puppies. Basically, they were test posts for a new microblog feature that I'm going to try out here on Like most of you, I share the vast majority of my writing on Twitter rather than in this blog. But for a while now, I've been vaguely uncomfortable with the idea of so many of my thoughts being essentially owned by ...

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