Humpty Dumpty

          We know for a fact that Humpty Dumpty took a great fall. That fateful fall is well established in the literature, and undisputed in scholarly circles. What we don’t know is why. Why would such an egg, with a perhaps daft, yet ebullient dedication to wall-sitting, on that sad day see such morbid results? Why? Could it be that our sorely missed friend, our confident and trusted Humpty was compelled in some dark and unexplored way to make omelets? It can’t be, can it? Suicide, I was told, is a refuge only for the selfish, for the Universe doesn’t give you more than you can handle. That Continue reading

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Q & A

          Recently I was wandering around aimlessly on the internet, having searched for some thing, and after either finding that thing or not, soon enough I was chasing down pretty, diverting little butterflies of interesting snippets like a demented medieval scholar with a butterfly net.  I stumbled on an interesting website that way: WikiAnswers. As you know, Wikipedia is a free, online, open-source encyclopedia which anyone can contribute to (if you don’t know that, get thee posthaste to an internet connection, type in wikipedia.org and then search for an article on your favorite subject.) by writing or editing articles. Well, WikiAnswers is the same sort of thing; anyone can ask any question at all, and anyone can answer it. Then other anyones can edit the answer. All of us anyones, in fact, can even edit the questions. Answering questions on WikiAnswers is my new obsession.

          I find it strangely soothing to answer questions – and I get Continue reading