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© 2018 Herb Williams-Dalgart

September 3, 2016

My English Springer Spaniel, Penny, is about to turn 14.

Penny has persistent arthritis, growing cataracts, frequent ear infections, and a skin allergy that requires us to make her food by hand every week. This month, in spite of the lengths we go to in order to prevent...

March 10, 2015

The contempt my newest dog seems to have for unsupervised shoes, belts, socks, underwear, or packages leaves me to wonder what happened to him in the seven months before we adopted him. It’s impressive how quickly and thoroughly he can dispatch, dismember, and disregar...

I've been to this year’s Coachella music festival. I know who Kid Cudi is. I have a Twitter account. I can use the word, “epic” un-ironically when describing something far less than “epic.” I’m critical of hipsters, which I think may make me worse than a hipster, thoug...

October 7, 2013

Fans of this blog (well, any blog!) know that self-promotion is central to an effective online presence.  Folks that promote themselves effectively have an audience, a fan base, a following.  And, if they provide good content, that following is loyal.  Or maybe it’s ju...

March 6, 2013

The Vatican called – there’s a job opening that sounds pretty good.  You can work from home, wear slippers and funny hats, and have throngs of people to help.

The last guy in the job actually quit, but we don’t know why.  Maybe the gal that runs Yahoo told him he couldn...

November 9, 2012

Obama’s back in the White House, there’s another Kennedy in Congress (taking over for fan-favorite Barney Frank), and the rancor of the campaign will (hopefully) be swept away with the horrible destruction wrought by Hurricane Sandy.  It’s been quite a week and America...

September 30, 2012

Last night, my family watched, “127 Hours” in the family room while I hid out in the office.  This is the movie that recounts the experience of that solo hiker who got his arm trapped under a rock while hiking alone in Utah and had to cut his arm free so he could survi...