“A Republican made sense,” Professor Plum said as he entered the mail room. “I wonder if it’s contagious.”

He read the mail…. (More)

Professor Plum then left with Ms. Scarlet to join the resident faculty in the wine cellar library, where they’ll spend the weekend drinking thinking on our motto of Magis vinum, magis verum (“More wine, more truth”).

In the staff poker game, the Professor of Astrology Janitor was helping the Squirrel win. Not by intent, but his ill-timed bluffs persuaded the Squirrel to fold several second-best hands. So when Chef opened the pot with a raise and the Professor of Astrology Janitor replied with a pot-sized reraise, the Squirrel flicked his tail impatiently and folded yet again.

Chef looked at her cards and sighed. “I think you have something, and I know I have something. I guess it comes down to whether my something is good enough. And this time, I don’t think it is.”

She folded and the Professor of Astrology Janitor flashed a pair of black Eights. Chef nodded. “It would have been a race. I folded the Ace and Ten of Hearts.”

The Squirrel’s tail twitched as he rapped at his Blewberry. “I folded Nines. I more macadamias if I’m gonna keep playing.”

Chef went to the kitchen to refill the Squirrel’s bowl and finish her Spinach and Bacon Quiche, leaving your lowly mail room clerk to review the week’s correspondence….


Dear Ms. Crissie,

President Trump’s executive order that bans Syrian refugees and travelers from six other countries is too broad. While terrorism is concentrated in certain countries, this order the Middle East that the U.S. sees all Muslims as jihadis. The president’s policy lets the terrorist recruiters win by telling kids that America is banning Muslims and that this is America versus one religion, and that makes us less safe.

Ben in NE

Dear Ben,

We commend your principled stand against the God-King, and note that Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) quickly agreed:

More importantly, so did federal Judge Ann Donnelly, who yesterday issued an emergency order temporarily barring the U.S. from deporting people from nations subject to President Donald Trump’s travel ban, including anyone with a valid visa or refugee application. We thank you and other Republicans who are standing up to the God-King, and standing up for our Constitution and the respect for human rights that should make our nation a beacon of hope, rather than a flashing alarm of bigotry and fear.


Dear Ms. Crissie,

Can I get that Spinach and Bacon Quiche with macadamias instead of bacon? How does Chef make it?

Still Grumpy About Those Nines in Blogistan

Dear Squirrel,

Chef doubts her Spinach and Bacon Quiche would taste good with macadamias. Chef uses the recipe posted by Linda Anderson, which you can find at the link below. She also notes that the hot pepper sauce would probably upset your tummy, and says she’ll bring out that bowl of maca–

Dear Ms. Crissie,

She walks faster than you type. Mmmhhh, yummy. Thank you. And Chef, of course.

Still Sniffing That Quiche in Blogistan

Dear Squirrel,

You’re welcome, and Bon appétit!


Photo Credit: Ben Sasse (Official Twitter Photo)

Ben in NE; “issued an emergency order.”

Spinach and Bacon Quiche.


Happy Sunday!