Reason number five million why I miss Colorado (special voting edition) 7

In Colorado I was on the permanent mail-in ballot list. Several weeks before election day, I would receive my ballot in the mail without having to do anything special for it, then peruse it at my leisure and mail it back, no muss, no fuss. Technically, they have mail-in ballots in Texas. But only if ...

Big Damn Hero 1

Big Damn Hero
I was up past midnight last night, glued to a livestream. I haven’t done that since we landed on Mars. I wish this one had been such a happy occasion. I was, of course, watching the livestream of Texas state Senator Wendy Davis filibustering the horrifying anti-abortion bill that the legislature was trying to pass ...

The kindness of strangers

Just a short little story to share because I have had way too much to drink tonight and we’re not even going to discuss the number of cupcakes I’ve ingested, other than it’s a sum that rhymes with “regret.” Earlier today, I did another forty mile loop on my bike. I did one yesterday as well, ...

Roly poly interlopers

Just today, I’ve removed three pillbugs from my apartment. I have no idea where they’re coming from, but they really like to hang around my kitchen. Maybe they’re hoping for a cup of tea. Or a beer, it’s pretty hot out even in the morning. Pillbugs are the least offensive arthropods I’ve encountered since moving to ...

Loki’s Continuing Adventures in Houston: In Which There Is Pie

Another day, another hive of pitiful mortal activity to be subjugated. Everything is, indeed, bigger in Texas. Loki is forced to wonder for what the mortals are compensating. Loki demands that he be brought the fiercest champion of the House of Pies. “All of your precious strawberry jam is mine, mortals! AHAHAHAHA!” More strawberry jam, ...

In which Loki moves to Houston (with Rachael): a tale told (mostly) in pictures

Loki, for reasons entirely his own but no doubt both devilish and nefarious, decided to move to Houston on the backs of his two hapless mortal minions, Mike and Rachael. They departed Denver bright an early on Sunday morning. The scenery quickly became less interesting. And then Kansas. Which both claimed I-70 was its main ...