Blake's Blog

Fortune Cookie Cartridge


Recently, I bought a magical new toner cartridge for our home printer. ...

Major Sullivan Ballou's last letter to his beloved Sarah


Shared with me today by a very dear collaborator, several of us ...

The Most Loyal Pen Pal Ever


The other night, our daughter had a sleepover with one of her friends who'...

Eye of the Storm: A Class Divided


I've shared this story (also known as "Blue Eyes, Brown Eyes"...

Beware 8th Graders


My wife and I were chortling the other day about several funny childhood memories....

Chic Frugality


It's not unusual (cue Tom Jones) for our little group to research, write...

One Priceless Penny


My wife received the neatest card today from our eight-year-old daughter's tutor:

I...

from Gettysburg to Iceland, D.C.


This past Tuesday, November 9th, was a most contradictory day.

Ask me what I think...

Existential Birthdays


Yesterday was my beloved's birthday. (A big one, though I probably shouldn&...

An Entry to End Entries?


Not quite, but my promise to you today is one of pithiness.

Of all the...

Microscopic Me?


I had one of those "if it weren't so dang painful, it&...

Otherworldly "Photographs"


Next time you're searching for computer desktop/background/wallpaper images, promise me you&...