What Will Your Funeral Be Like?

I've been thinking about death lately, for a number of reasons, and funerals in particular, partly because I'm morbid, partly because of NYCyclist's lovely piece on grieving without god, partly because "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" is the most popular funeral song in Britain. » 11/24/14 12:30pm 11/24/14 12:30pm

Raddling the Tup

One of my favorite twitterers is @herdyshepherd1 (Herdwick Shepherd) who mostly tweets photos of his sheep and the land on which they roam in the Lake District of England. The Atlantic had a piece about him and his somewhat surprising popularity not too long ago if you want to learn more about him. I highly suggest… » 11/07/14 3:54pm 11/07/14 3:54pm

Which table did you sit at in the cafeteria?

One of the worst parts of school for me was lunchtime. I was a nice enough person, but I wasn't (and still amn't) entirely comfortable with other people in social situations. My school was a fairly warm and open place from my perspective. There wasn't too much bullying of outsiders or weirdos. I think that's sometimes… » 10/06/14 4:14pm 10/06/14 4:14pm

Last Minute Shameless Self-Promotion

The band I sing backup in is opening for Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs tonight at the Highline in Seattle. If you're in town and are looking for something to do on a Thursday night, you should come see us do covers of 60s soul and R&B. It's a lot of fun. You can dance. I'll be one of the girls in a stripey dress. » 5/08/14 1:32pm 5/08/14 1:32pm