Can’t Blog Now, Getting Yelled At By My Cat

Family portrait... sorta

Got the internet fixed (thank you, Verizon tech support, for actually being knowledgeable, efficient and effective).

Then got all set to write today’s blog until I kept hearing this little meow in the hallway. You see, our awesome kitty Cleo recently started this thing at night. Once Nahleen goes to bed she has to sit in the hall and wonder aloud why I haven’t also gone to bed. So I get these little reminders that just demand attention.

This is a recent addition to her nightly ritual where earlier in the evening she rather vehemently yells at the toilet for having its cover down. At no other part of the day does this bother her. Once I lift the cover up, she then heads into the living room to yell at Nahleen through our sliding glass doors to the balcony. Nahleen usually spends several minutes out there each night to read or do whatever Nahleens do, but Cleo doesn’t like this one bit because she’s out there and not in here with us.

So the point is that Cleo is a hilariously insistent kitty who prefers that all three of us be together. And I have no blog post. Well, except this.

Caturday: Digging for Gold Edition

The Comics Observer recommends 3 new graphic novels worth checking out for new comic readers. And it also continues its coverage of the LA Times Festival of Books with a look at the just-announced program schedule.

In case you missed it here, learn about the Magic Meathands’ Comedy Outreach Project, bringing comedy to people in our community who need some laughter.

Nahleen had her first full week of blogging! Go her! This one, about how sometimes she just has to WAIT whether she wants to or not, might be my favorite of the week.

My Tumblr gets a rare but probably controversial update in support of Détente.

And on the totally other end of the music spectrum, if you’re into singer-songwriters from the late ’60s and early ’70s, take a look at the Troubadour Tribune. shares the journey of life with chronic health challenges

Uh oh. The blogging bug has spread to my wife. Our cat might be next.

Yes, Nahleen has started blogging at, where she’s writing about her experiences living with multiple sclerosis and lupus. Emphasis on living and trying to live better.

What’s amazing about this for me is that I’m learning new things about what she’s going through or gaining a deeper understanding, even though we talk a lot about it and even though I see her go through it every day. I guess that’s why we humans developed different ways to express ourselves.

Anyway, I hope you’ll stop by, subscribe, and share it with your friends if one or more posts resonate with you. I’m sure she’d love to hear from you.