jk's blog

TODAY: Buy a book, help a kid!

As many of you know, my daughter Isabella was born with a complete unilateral cleft lip and palate, meaning that there was a gap through her lip and jaw and her palate was open. (Bilateral would mean two gaps). Her lip was repaired in China when she was about a year old (we recently did… Read more »

Whining about my sordid past…

I’m blogging about my sordid past over at the Whine Sisters today! I’ve been doing a lot of rearranging in my garage these days, and in the process, I came across the picture to the left. That’s me back during my freshman year in college. Lest you jump to the same conclusion as my poor,… Read more »

I've been plagiarized, and yeah, it sucks

Words. When you get right down to it, there really aren’t that many of them in the English language. I’ve got all the volumes of the Oxford English Dictionary in my library, and while there are multiple volumes, each with teeny tiny print, at the end of the day there are a finite number of… Read more »

WordPress has the best spam

Seriously. I mean, the spam that I get through my various email accounts (penile implants! Nigerian millions!) are nothing–NOTHING–compared with the originality of the spam that gets caught in my WordPress spam filter. Lest you think I’m joking, let’s take a look at a few random samples, shall we? Like the comment, “If you wrote… Read more »