Twelve Months of Almost Diamonds


DrugMonkey is perpetuating a meme again. He does it so rarely, it stays fun to participate. This meme is simple: Post a link to your first(ish) blog post in each month along with the first sentence of the post. So here’s a quick year in review.

January: I’m feeling like crap for a number of reasons, including complications of the surgery and a plain old cold, so I haven’t been posting regularly, but this did catch my attention today.

February: Tired of Valentine’s Day advertising?

March: Two blog anthologies made recent announcements I’d like to share.

April: We have a corner lot in the city, with plantings where a lot of people would have lawn, so lots of trash gets blown into our yard and stays for a while.

May: How do you build up a movement with destructive criticism?

June: “Because I said so” may be four of the most satisfying words in the English language.

July: Still in the middle of a couple of insanely busy weeks, but I’m enjoying them immensely, due in no small part to my honeymooning Canuckistanian friends.

August: Something interesting happened just the other day.

September: I’m delivering a guest lecture at a local community college this evening on religious skepticism.

October: Yesterday and today are the Nobel Conference at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN.

November: There’s a certain irony in the conservatives saying that they’re “taking back their country,” because that’s exactly what I intend to do tomorrow.

December: Let’s just go through a few of the highlights since my last blog post, shall we?