While my travels have always been a pretty big part of my identity, this was the first time the memory of living elsewhere almost felt foreign to me. It was the "wait a moment – I lived in Idaho for four years?" kind of mind-blow.
I will make it no secret. I've been asking my wife for years if we could get a glow-in-the-dark ant farm. Now that our daughter is 3, the moment is imminent when I will probably enjoy our new pets more than she will. So when I saw news today that Milton Levine had died, "the co-creator of ant farms," I felt sad.
I will just get right out there and say it: from a spectator's standpoint, my wife and I were very disappointed by The Rally to Restore Sanity. It was an event we were looking forward to attending, and we expected a big crowd.
As many of you know, we recently moved to Washington, D.C. This change has meant that I have possessed precious little time for writing, but as is often the way, I tend to have more ideas about what I'd like to write when I have little or no time to do it. Unquestionably, there are [...]