January 3rd, 2006

[META] A Suggestions Page

I'm still uncertain about the direction of my blogging. What should I do to get a better blog? How can I make this blog more interesting? What should I do to boost traffic?

To this end, there's now a suggestions page. Feel free to make suggestions here, anonymously or not. I'll be linking this page to my blogroll, since this campaign for improvement is going to be ongoing. And please, serious suggestions only.

Thanks in advance!

[NON BLOG] Sympathies

Jonathan and Naomi have my sympathies for the death of their wonderful kitten Misty. I'm unhappy that I only knew at a remove how much happiness Misty brought into their lives; I'd have liked to have met her.

DEATH be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadfull, for, thou art not so,
For, those, whom thou think'st, thou dost overthrow,
Die not, poore death, nor yet canst thou kill me.
From rest and sleepe, which but thy pictures bee,
Much pleasure, then from thee, much more must flow,
And soonest our best men with thee doe goe,
Rest of their bones, and soules deliverie.
Thou art slave to Fate, Chance, kings, and desperate men,
And dost with poyson, warre, and sicknesse dwell,
And poppie, or charmes can make us sleepe as well,
And better then thy stroake; why swell'st thou then;
One short sleepe past, wee wake eternally,
And death shall be no more; death, thou shalt die.
  • Current Mood
    elegiac

[NON BLOG] A Threat to Humanity

erins_pub's gift came in the mail today, two days ahead of time. The only thing at all offputting about it was the purely mechanical perfection of the wrapping paper. What is Amazon.ca doing with high-quality wrapping paper being folded so precisely? It's unnerving; I break into a sweat as I consider just how threatening online retail actually is to human sloppiness.
  • Current Mood
    grateful