The World is Cute But Cruel

Originally uploaded by odelapaz.
We caught this baby possum sneaking food from our bird feeders. He was a cute little guy.

Notice the past tense usage. We had been trying to get the critter to run away before Jake found him, but we were too late.

I'll spare you the gory details. Meredith screamed. I chased Jake around the yard. Things got ugly.

How about this latest issue of Tin House for your summer reading?


21,583 songs on iTunes for a final tally. Thank goodness that's over.


Midseason Finale of BSG has left me waiting anxiously for the next round. It was a bit of a choppy episode, but I liked the "payoff."


Oliver de la Paz