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I haven’t written anything in a while and that really is a shame, as there have been many post-worthy things happening – birthdays and weddings (well, one super-awesome wedding that had multiple ceremonies) and adventures and illnesses and other delights. Ah well, can’t put the toothpaste back into the tube as they say, so we shall just forge ahead and hope that the Gurgle doesn’t get clogged up again.

Today I saw two guys teaching each other how to ride their unicycles in the park. I think it is nice when people find each other, don’t you?

Tonight I killed a spider with my hand, using a kleenex. This is the first time I have ever done this in my entire life. It was only about the size of a mosquito but I refuse to let that diminish my glory.

As if anyone needs more reasons to like otters OR Neil Gaiman.

“”Writers are otters,” states Neil Gaiman, firmly.

“Otters are not trainable,” he explains. “Dogs are trainable – if you want them to sit you train them and give them rewards and they sit each time. But otters… if they do something cool and you give them a fish, the next time they’ll do something even cooler. Or they’ll try to do something completely different. I think that most writers – or at least a lot of us – are otters.” ”

from a recent interview in The Guardian.