December 30th, 2002

Nescafe rabbit


Brushing my teeth this morning, I am unaccountably reminded of the dentist who went with us to Nicaragua. One of the enterprising Manchester College students asked him which toothbrush and toothpaste he recommended one use. He looked around at the children with their rotting teeth, the adults who'd come in to have their chewing surface reduced from eight teeth to seven, the collection of forceps and needles that were the best instruments we had out there in the wilds, and said:
"Using one."

That sticks with me.

On my way to Indianapolis for a few days, for the 13th annual Christmas party and Gaming Session. The laptop comes, but who knows how much connectivity I'll actually have...
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Nescafe rabbit

Damn dog...

I went out this morning to let the dog in, because she was whining. In my bare feet, through the snow, to let her in. Instead of coming in, she decided to take off through the neighbourhood.
I got shoes on when it was clear that she wasn't going to come when I called, and Angel and I slogged through the snow and ice to find her, four or five blocks away, just about to go up to someone's front door and make friends with a chihuahua. Damn dog. I had to carry her partway back, because she wouldn't pay attention to the choke chain.
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