Posts By: Sage

Lazy in Lubberland

Surely there is no place in the world where the inhabitants live with less labour than in North Carolina. It approaches nearer to the description of Lubberland than any other, by the great felicity of the climate, the easiness of raising provisions, and the slothfulness of the people. . . . To speak the truth,… Read more »


On the subject of bottoms and banjos, Jonathan Coulton’s masterful cover of Sir Mix-a-Lot’s “Baby Got Back.”

Photo by Bear

Since bottoms are hysterical in our house, I performed an elaborate bottom-shaking dance to banjo music to get these smiles.

Yogi Bear-ism

My parents, whom we call Bear and Banjo, came for a visit this weekend, as I was miserable with a deeply entrenched head cold. They fed us a wonderful take-out dinner from Aurora and helped occupy the kids so I could rest. We watched the Wake Forest-Charlotte basketball game. Watching sports with Bear is always… Read more »

Not Quite Sunset Boulevard

You Are Skiing Graceful, athletic, and gusty – you’re willing to put it all on the line.You’re willing to take big risks for big rewards. What Winter Sport Are You? Apparently I am skiing. I feel more like I am curling.

Fugue Dreaming

Usually I sleep very well. Sometimes, though—like when I’m sick, or before a race—my brain seems to lapse into a loop cycle, and I wake repeatedly with the same information spinning through my brain. But it’s not important information, nor is it something that’s obviously troubling me. Last night, for example, it was the image… Read more »


Wes and I were happy to see that Stephen Colbert is the subject of a story in Newsweek. Of course, we got this information from Colbert’s show, which we have watched religiously since it began airing in October. The single episode we have missed (friggin’ DVR!) was the one where he slammed the AP for… Read more »

A Lovely Surprise

In a surprise package from my mother-in-law: the gorgeous book on Kripalu Yoga written by her teacher Richard Faulds, with a beautiful inscription: Dear Sage, What a dynamic life you’re leading! May all your disciplines, combined with a healthy measure of serendipity and grace, lead you down the road of an amazing and entrancing life…. Read more »

Rigging the Election

The podcast is now up on the iTunes Music Store. If you use iTunes, you can click here to find it. I’d love to get some positive reviews up there, hint hint. The idea is that eventually I can work advertising or sponsorship in–discreetly, of course, nothing obnoxious–so enthusiastic responses would help. On a different… Read more »