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“So what’s the assignment, again?” “A wereshark. Like a werewolf, but a shark.” “So is it like a special-looking shark or something?” “No, it looks like a regular shark, though the art has to express the ‘were’ part. You’re smart. You’ll figure it out. Oh, and I need it on my desk at eight tomorrow […]

It’s Friday the 13th, a day traditionally associated with bad luck. I’m not a superstitious person. Even if was, any additional ill omens would be gilding the misfortune lily at this point. It would take a cutting edge supercomputer to figure out how many times those little monsters cross my path on a daily basis. […]

hi i’m bekkacat here for guess pose with best new friend pumpkinfriend bekkacat give pumpkinfriend all the hugs pumpkinfriend no yell at bekkacat when bekkacat clear junk from shelf or sometimes wants MURDER DEATH KILL bekkacat loves pumpkinfriend Recommended listening: Tricky (feat. Goldfrapp) – Pumpkin (from Maxinquaye, 1995) bekkacat thought trip-hop was when bekkacat jumps […]

I had an ambivalent relationship with spooky stuff as a kid. It was equal parts fascination and terror, and favored bite-sized doses over longer-form material. I didn’t have the patience to read novels or watch a full-length movie, so most of my chills and thrills came from various Scholastic Book Club anthologies, various clip shows, […]

I know all this and more

April 29th, 2017

Sometime during the summer of 2005, Maura spotted a tuxedo kitten with a white nub on the tail beating the living shit out of one of our blackberry brambles. We named her Nubby, and set out a dish of whatever cat-acceptable things we had in the fridge. Nubby must’ve been satisfied with the ad hoc […]

“I stayed up last night reading William Blake poems to my dying cat” sounds like the stuff of satire, a dig at the pseudo-intellectual affectations of the hipster class. Yet it’s the truth, though the cause of it was incidentally pedestrian. Lil Baby Setzer has hung in there longer than we’d anticipated upon hearing her […]

My poor baby

April 14th, 2017

This is very difficult for me, because I was raised to believe that my problems are my own to solve. I took in Lil Baby Setzer (named because we first though she was a male and because ‘stray cat’) when she and her sister Nubby were pregnant ferals hanging around our back yard. She has […]

The Lucy Show

March 16th, 2017

She is rapidly adjusting to her new surroundings.

Meet Lucia

March 10th, 2017

…or “Lucy.” She’s a Chihuahua/dachshund mix who was rescued from a high-kill shelter in Texas and flown up to the Bay State to join our family. She’s very shy and nervous, but also extremely sweet. She’s still getting used to the House on the Hillside and her new housemates, but has already learned where the […]

Goodbye, Big Red Dog

January 7th, 2017

In August 2004, a couple of days after we passed papers for the House on the Hillside, Maura and I were driving down I-93 South through the Middlesex Fells when she sat up in the passenger seat and shouted “There’s a puppy on the side of the road.” I pulled my Lumina over and we […]

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