I just finished reading an interesting book review in the New York Times of a book called Infidel. The book is by a Somali woman who, since leaving both the "folk" Islam of her youth and the radical Islam of her 20's, has been an outspoken critic of Islam. She is especially keen to expose and diminish the suffering of women (e.g. genital mutilation, honor killings) resultant from Islamic beliefs. Among other things, the author of Infidel has served as a member of Dutch parliament ... the review is worth a look.
Billings is supposedly getting a Cabela's! Interestingly, the rumors say it would be positioned across from Zoo Montana ... given my experience in other Cabela's, it would probably have 10 times as many dead animals as the Zoo has live ones.
Migo, the amazingly stupid but lovable lab, chewed up a ceramic cookie jar yesterday. It was where his pretzel treats (for going in his crate) were stored; maybe his pea-brain confused the large, extremely crunchy thing for his smaller, also-crunchy treats. So far, there have been no adverse effects from his strange diet.
UPDATE: two more tidbits
I admit it, I read "Dear Abby" after I've finished all of the comics, the word jumble, I'm stuck on the crossword puzzle, and I'm trying to make that warm-fuzzy-comics-feeling linger a little longer. Today's "Dear Abby" had two interesting letters. The first was a heartwarming note from a gramma who took her two grandsons to the movies and was the object of a "random act of kindness." Very sweet -- I always feel good about myself when I let somebody into traffic, so I can imagine that this was rewarding for both ends of the "deal" (incidentally, I also feel good about myself when I DON'T let somebody into traffic, if it's an obnoxious driver who tries to get in out of turn...you know the type).
The second letter warrants quotation. How would you respond to this question?
DEAR ABBY: Please help me. My lover and I have been disagreeing lately and
are considering couples counseling. However, he keeps insisting that we see
the marriage counselor he and his wife are currently seeing.
I want to make this relationship work, but I think it's inappropriate to receive
counseling from the same one that they are currently seeing. What do you think?
This is wrong on so many levels, I don't even know where to begin. So I won't.