Mad Times

“To be sane in a mad time is bad for the brain, worse for the heart.” – Wendell Berry

June 26th, 2007 at 10:25 pm

on the move

Mad Times is moving to a new server sometime in the next week or so (probably over the weekend). Hopefully everything will go smoothly, but if the site suddenly appears in safety orange type on a lemon yellow background or (more likely) fails to appear at all in the next week, take it as a sign that you need to spend more time outdoors and I’ll get things back to normal as soon as possible.

June 22nd, 2007 at 10:55 pm

Kitty on a stick

cat lying on black ribbon and stick with brush for a pillow

The ribbon (actually the webbing from an old bike helmet) attached to the stick is Theo’s current favorite toy. His pillow is a spiky “zoom groom” brush, also a current fave.

June 15th, 2007 at 10:22 pm


long-haired orange and white cat

Peaches was my sister’s cat, given to her by her room mate/landlord when she was a little kitten. Sis moved home and then back out again and as often happens in such situations, Peaches stayed with my folks. They had the sad duty today of deciding that Peaches’ health had gotten bad enough that she wasn’t going to get better.

You were kind of a psycho, Peaches, but we’ll miss you anyway.

June 8th, 2007 at 11:04 pm

Happy Family

Theo on Becky's lap with Alice alongside

June 2nd, 2007 at 2:12 pm

artEAST benefit auction

Silent Auction

artEAST, the local arts booster organization is having a fund raiser silent auction of 100+ one-foot-square pieces donated by local artists. We were enticed into bidding on more than we can afford to win so you should really go take a look. It’s hanging in the back room of the "Up Front" gallery on Front Street until next Friday. Plus you can bid online starting on Monday at the artEAST website: Becky has a piece in there. $300 bid takes stuff home so if you want to see them, go soon.

June 2nd, 2007 at 12:38 am


cat with the front half of its body in a book shelf

As funny as this looks, it’s even funnier accompanied by the sound of her rubbing rubbing rubbing her front paws on the back of the bookshelf. I have no idea what is so fun about this, but apparently it’s quite engrossing.


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