Entries by Jimmy Blake

Cones and Kittens

When you have a very small kitten with an eye issue, a cone (or e-collar – to use the proper term) can be a bit of a challenge to deal with.  There are quite a few options out there for full grown cats, but when you’re dealing with a kitten like Night Rider, who weighed […]

Meet Night Rider

I know your gut instinct is probably going to be to panic a bit when you see the picture above, but I want to make a couple things very clear before that reaction takes its full effect.  First, the kitten you’re looking at is, despite appearances, very happy and playful.  He’s eating and drinking and […]

A Question on the Future of Writing

I’ve had a question that’s been rolling around in my head for the last few weeks now, and I’ve been trying to find a good way to post about it. The problem is that every time I start to write about it, I start getting lost in trying to figure out how I really feel […]

Laws Can Change Opinions

Big changes can happen fast, but the most important ones take a bit of time.  It was just two weeks ago, today, that we saw the Supreme Court overturn the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), and already the smell of real transformation is in the air.  That domino was just the first to fall though. […]

Making Facebook Email Notifications More Useful

Let me just start this post out by saying that I love my sister.  She’s very close family for me, and even though we don’t see each other as often as I’d like, I’m always interested in knowing what’s going on in her life.  All that being said, I’m having some trouble with that last […]


Near the end of the time she had with us, my grandmother’s declining health led to times where it was difficult for her to remember things, like where she was and who was with her. It also made it hard for her to communicate some of the things that she wanted to say. As I […]