Thanks for waiting.

The next QT goes up tonight. In the meantime, I’d like you to meet Go Mifune (Migo, for short), one of the reasons for the delays in updating.

Go Mifune 11-17-2013Migo, hard at sleep

Migo is my 14-year-old cat, who was diagnosed with intestinal cancer earlier this year. It’s one of the more treatable forms of feline cancer, and he might have 2-3 more good years of life with treatment. Nursing him through the worst of his illness has taken up a lot of my attention and time; you can still see the shaved part of his paw where the doctors put the tubes in him; he has a matching stripe on the other paw. When the illness was at its worst, my husband and I had to feed him by hand with a syringe, and when he was feeling terrible, he just wanted me to let him sit on me for hours, doing nothing but holding him. So I did.

The good news is that he is responding to chemotherapy. It is still touch-and-go, and our time might still be cut far shorter than I would like. But he is not in pain, and is eating on his own, and has been spoiled absolutely rotten. Which is a pretty good quality of life for a cat.

-Linda Howard, cowriter/letterer

“Do you ever wonder why we have so many atrocious politicians in Washington? Well, you shouldn’t wonder. Just look in the mirror. Bad politicians are generally bad because they can’t handle power. It goes right to their head and they become narcissistic, petty, controlling sociopaths. But at least it’s a lot of power so the temptation to be corrupted by it is almost understandable. You, on the other hand, become a maniacal tyrant when society hands you temporary and meaningless power over 17 year old fast food cashiers. I shudder to think what you’d do if you had an army at your disposal.” – Words of wisdom from blogger Matt Walsh

The whole epic rant is worth a read. Although if you work in the food service industry, you probably already know it by heart.

But you know, if you really want to stand up for underpaid food service workers, don’t rant about it afterwards – consider standing up for them while it’s happening.