Now git along, little doggies. Here’s what our backyard looks like this afternoon, amidst the very disappointing snowmageddon:
Wow–my sweet, quiet, former-utopian-colony town made the big-time today in a “Road to November” video featured on the front page of the New York Times. (Permalink to the video is here–check it out; h/t to reader K.N. for alerting me.) I think it’s a fair overview of what’s going on here. However, I don’t see a … Continue reading Signs and the "Times": focus on Potterville
Here in Potterville, Colorado, it’s the most beautiful two weeks of the year. The many crabapple, apple, plum, peach, and cherry trees are in full bloom, as are the tulips; if the forsythia holds on, just about every flowering tree and bush in my yard will be abloom at the same time. What, you say? … Continue reading Potterville in the spring, and a girl's thoughts turn to books. And pregnancy in captivity.
I’m just back from the caucus. It’s nice to see my friends and neighbors, but seriously: we vote by mail in this state. Why the FRICK are we stuck with this deeply undemocratic caucus which most people can’t or don’t know how to get to? I say secret ballots in primary elections serve democracy better. … Continue reading Report from Precinct 114 in Weld County, Colorado
It’s been too long, friends! What can I say, except that my last six weeks on sabbatical are chock-full of visitors, travel, and reunions, which have left me little time to live in the virtual world. I’m back online now, though, and have an idee or two to share. First, I should say that I’m … Continue reading Real stories from the Post-ac/Alt-ac world: “You Must Change Your Life”
I’ve just driven 2,615 miles over eight days, from Potterville to Minnesota and Wisconsin and back, and I have been wondering about the function of the insult “flat” that’s leveled against much, if not most, of the interior of the United States. After having driven across the prairie states of Nebraska (two different ways), Iowa, … Continue reading What is the function of “flat?”
We had a much-needed little Front Range snowstorm yesterday. It was so peaceful and quiet–Sundays are usually pretty quiet days in Potterville, but with the snow swallowing all outdoor sounds, it was even quieter. I had a beef burgundy* in the oven, and we made a fire and watched a Harry Potter movie instead of … Continue reading Oscar d00dly b00bfest best for lying down, avoiding
Well, friends, la famille Historiann has had a very good year and we have a lot to be grateful for, the first thing being that none of us was injured or killed by firearms. I hope that all of you are happy and safe too, and that if you’re traveling, the winter snows blanketing the … Continue reading Multi-media Weekend Round-up: The Holly and the Ivy and the Gunsmoke edition
Please enjoy this crackling fire while you warm up after your local MLK Jr. Day Parade. Touré is here in Potterville! That’s pretty big news.
Miss Susie had a baby, she threw it in the well The baby went to heaven, Miss Susie went to HELL-o operator. . .