Thursday, August 27, 2015


Thanks to those who have visited the Bear's Shop and purchased Bear Gear. It's nice to know people are enjoying themselves here enough to share the Bear with no doubt bewildered friends and family. The Bear can't help but notice that no one has purchased Bear Pajamas. For the record, the Bear never wanted those offered, but Red Death, his former driver, bodyguard and factotum, a.k.a. The Shepherdess, insisted. The Bear finds something vaguely creepy about the idea.

FYI CafePress is having a 20% off sale right now! Code 20SUMMER. (That's not my doing, so please don't feel bad that the Bear didn't discount your order.)

Also, a big thanks to donors. You guys make a difference. Moreover, the Bear feels like he must be doing something right when people throw fish at him. (There is a PayPal donation button in the right-hand column, where all sorts of interesting things are going on anyway.)

Another group of people who are important to the Bear are his commenters. The Bear puts literally minutes into this slapdash disgrace of a blog. The comments redeem the effort by providing people with something intelligent to read, and provide hours of fun to the Bear. Being a Bear, his opportunities for social interaction are limited to watching people run away. So thanks for adding your two cents.

(The Bear does not have picnics with paper cut-out people with screen names scrawled on them in crayon. He wants to put THAT rumor to rest right now.)

Thanks to everyone who voted NO on the question of whether "the man behind the Bear" would be revealed. The result was overwhelming. It would have been awkward since there is no "man behind the Bear." There is only the Bear.


  1. gotta a favor to ask.....I would love to buy a bunch of Bear swag, but honestly (and we know badgers are honest (and ill-tempered) to a fault), I'm not so crazy about the slogan. Would you please, pretty please, consider some other graphics in addition?...would buy 2 pairs of pajamas with the Bear patch/badge on them; and a couple of t-shirts and a hoodie to-boot, and probably on an on-going basis to give Bear stuff as gifts. If it's not too much of a pain-in-the-Bear-butt, please think about it.

    1. Oh, okay, the Bear understands -- the diamond-shaped patch. Yeah, that's pretty cool and already made! Let the ol' Bear try to fix you up.

    2. I think Pope Benedict's coat of arms with Bear on it would go well with any Bear merchandise.

  2. The Bear can add other designs, as far as his simple brain understands. If you can tell me a specific design you would like to see, the Bear can do it, assuming it does not exceed his rudimentary computer graphics skills.

  3. Hey Bear! Sorry for the off-topic comment, but I think the following blog has a lot to contribute to your (our?) growing "Pope Francis Spiritual Abuse Survivors' Network." These guys are doing phenomenal work:


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