What makes a house a mansion?

This is a question you can solve with a little math in most cases. A mansion has more bathrooms than people and it will often have more fireplaces than people. If there is a party going on, a few other characteristics will help you determine […]

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What can I do about intrusive thoughts?

It depends on the specific type of thoughts and how you feel about them. If you have a vivid idea, unbidden, that you are loved and serving a great purpose with enormous serenity and aplomb, well, you may want to just let that thought happen. […]

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Should I watch “mother!”?

This is a question from yer aunt: Should I watch “mother!” considering that I get the Baptist vapors?” We both assumed from trailers that “mother!” has a satanic bent, and I can verify that it has a “Rosemary’s Baby” feel, but “mother!” is not precisely […]

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I have a dead car battery, Mom.

This is like playing Jeopardy, you remember, the question needs to be in the form of a question: What should I do about a dead car battery? Luckily, I have some non-specific pointers!! If you have no patience for me, ask yerdad!! First of all, […]

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Where should I get my news?

Hooboy!! That’s a tough one these days. I’d say the first thing to do is decide what news is most important to you and find the best sources for that. If you want to know what’s happening in the world of entomology, then a couple […]

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Who said that?

Whilst shopping online today, I learned something. No, it was not the usage of “whilst.” I already knew that. I was dithering about buying your sister an inspirational planner with cute animals and pithy quotes in it. I clutched my pearls at the sight of […]

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Bogus Accidental Cremation Story

So, your sister was surprised that I knew immediately that that accidental cremation story was bogus. It’s not hard to hesitate to believe something that is so far-fetched, in fact, I recommend it. I mean, if someone told you they had destroyed the moon, would […]

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Rejection

I’m not sure if I will make it to 100 rejections before I just go ahead and publish myself. Finding people to pitch to is a difficult sifting process and sending out queries is something like dancing with stinging nettles. This was a nice rejection, […]

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What’s the point of “Me too”?

Yer dad was very upset about all the “me too”s of the past couple of days. It seemed to me that everyone who was using social media was upset about it too. That is the point. He said that it doesn’t accomplish anything and that […]

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