Issue #1 of the Butter Lamb News is here!

I told you. Didn’t I tell you? I promised you new content and I delivered! What follows is the first issue of the Butter Lamb News, which contains 95 percent new content (the first piece is a reworked item posted on I posted on the BLRL Blog a long time ago). In it you’ll findContinue reading “Issue #1 of the Butter Lamb News is here!”

New Stuff Coming Soon, I Swear

I know, it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything in this space. I have a good excuse, though: I’ve been spending all my time and energy producing Alternative Incite #4 (so, if you’re looking for something new to read, you could do a lot worse than that). Anyway, now that I’m wrapping that up,Continue reading “New Stuff Coming Soon, I Swear”

Is Valentine’s Day for the Birds?

Happy Valentine’s Day! What’s so happy about it? Well, the cards and the candy and the pledges of love to name a few. Nevertheless, there’s no denying that the word valentine is associated with some pretty awful stuff. First, there’s the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, the shooting that took place in Chicago, Illinois, on FebruaryContinue reading “Is Valentine’s Day for the Birds?”

A Shout Out—and Farewell—to Madeline Kripke, the “Doyenne* of Dictionaries”

I didn’t find out about Madeline Kripke until May 2, when my friend Mike emailed me a link to the story about her that ran in the New York Times .  Wait … what? You haven’t heard of Madeline Kripke, either? It’s not surprising. It seems she kept a rather low profile.  Ms. Kripke grewContinue reading “A Shout Out—and Farewell—to Madeline Kripke, the “Doyenne* of Dictionaries””