Category Archives: Random Musings

Natura non facit saltus

Portland International Rose Garden: One fine June day. (no photoshop whatsoever.)

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Acta est fabula– plaudite!

The play has finished; applaud! Q: What talks like a valley girl, dresses like a teenager, and is gray on top? A: A middle-aged man on San Francisco public transit.

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Things Californians Don’t Believe In

Stop signs. Turn signals. Pedestrians. Other drivers on the road. Yellow lights. Red lights. Merging lanes on the highway. Geographically correct signage.

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Nunc est bibendum

Now is the time to drink. I have spent the last eight hours in an ER in a little Californian city and I am BORED. So far I’ve seen one ancient criminal (complete with leg shackles and a seriously-displeased-looking police … Continue reading

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Condemnant quod non intellegunt

They condemn because they do not understand As an eighth grader, I was in an advanced math class that consisted of me and six boys. When I mentioned one day that I’d been accepted to the local all-girls high school, … Continue reading

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Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori

“It is sweet and honorable to die for one’s country.” -Horace: Ode III My AP English teacher was in the middle of a very difficult second pregnancy during the last semester of my senior year. There were about 18 young women in … Continue reading

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