No, not that kind of lizard people. Our house has a basement. It's not a nice finished basement where you might host Super Bowl parties or movie marathons, but it's a basement, and that was a requirement when we were searching for a house in an area known for devastating tornadoes. The basement gets damp... Continue Reading →
We went to the lake again this weekend, probably for the last time this year. It was a quieter trip, but still enjoyable, and it was evident that summer (actual seasonal summer, not calendar summer that dictates school and fashion and craft store decorations) is winding to a close. There were fewer boats on the... Continue Reading →
Are We Getting Stupider?
A lot of social media has become a cesspool, but one of the few remaining bright points on Facebook for me is a science group that I follow where members routinely ask genuine questions and people weigh in. Some of the questions are "traditionally science-y" and it provides a great opportunity for people who don't... Continue Reading →
The Best Defense is a Good Fence
We had to have our fence repaired. One of the major selling points for this house when we purchased it was the fenced yard for Pippin. The fence, like so much of the rest of the house, wasn't pristine, but Pippin has never tried to escape and even if he did, he would need a... Continue Reading →
I love language. After time-travel, the alien language translator is probably one of my favorite science fiction themes. Most science fiction uses the highly-technical automatic translator as a simple solution to the obvious problem of interplanetary linguistic differences. After all, it doesn't take a ton of critical thinking to recognize that Joe from the Bronx... Continue Reading →
Film Friday: Shall We Play A Game?
I asked Pippin what I should do next and he said that we should play his favorite game, and I said, "But I can't really write about that," and he said I should do another video and just show everyone the game. He even said he wouldn't mind if we had to do multiple takes.... Continue Reading →
A Good Day for Bugs
I'm still feeling kind of lazy, but I walked Pippin and I mowed and it was a good day for cool bugs. I like dragonflies. I don't have anything smart to say about it. I just like them. A block later, this huge moth flew up onto a tree in front of me. When it... Continue Reading →
I try to post here two or three times a week and usually post on Mondays, but I didn't get it done yesterday because I was busy being a Responsible Adult ™️. I mean, I didn't go apply for or pay off a loan or call to make my very own doctor's appointment or anything,... Continue Reading →
Throwback Thursday: More Creatures that “Don’t Exist”
I don't typically do social media trends, but sometimes when I'm writing for Quid Facis, I look back through my photo library for pictures that are relevant to whatever I'm writing, and I find pictures that I took a while ago and they're the kinds of things I want to share, but they're old. So... Continue Reading →
Out of Time
Several years ago, I worked as a legal assistant at a law firm. One of the attorneys I worked for mostly practiced employment law and asked me to prepare several folders for a new matter she was setting up for a client. My elation at a folder labeled "Time Travel" was quickly dashed when I... Continue Reading →