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A Scene From My Laundry Room, Earlier This Week

The scene: a technician has come to my home to fix my dryer. Dryer Technician (D.T.): What seems to be the problem? Me: Well, it gets hot, but it doesn’t rotate. And it makes a noise. D.T.: (turns dryer on)

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The Delusional Homeowner’s Guide to Faucet Repair

My house was built in 1926, but I’m pretty sure the plumbing is older than that — the former owners appear to have found some ancient water pipes made of hollowed-out mastodon tusks and built a house around them. Some

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Place Your Bets

I bought this today. Will the evening end … With a perfectly functioning kitchen sink and a massively inflated ego, or With three more trips to Home Depot, or With a call to a plumber, or With a trip to

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Elsewhere …

I have some publications in other places, including short stories at Shimmer, Flash Fiction Online, and Daily Science Fiction, and a list of overly-wordy LOLCat captions on McSweeney's.

Things I found in my cat's water bowl.

A blog about my cat Holly's end of life.

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