Monthly Archives: June 2012

Naming

Channelling my inner Andy Rooney, it seems to me that the messier and more contentious our politics gets, the bigger the egos. Hubris has been on full display lately. Don’t the names Newt Gingrich and Donal Trump resonate with that? … Continue reading

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Winston

I know several bloggers who like pets, including Pied Type, Indiana Jen, and now Archon’s Den who just posted on his varied and interesting cat experiences. I am inspired to let my limited audience know that Mollie and I share their … Continue reading

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Executive Power

We are living in politically dangerous times, what with critical fiscal decisions now log-jammed in the Congressional divide, but they are politically interesting times as well. Symbolic of this is conservative outrage over President Obama’s use of the Executive Order … Continue reading

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Political Apostasy?

The internet headline from the respected but oxymoronically-named Christian Science Monitor this morning said, “Car bombings hit Shiite pilgrimage, underscoring Iraq’s sectarian divide”. It was not an unusual headline, just another bloody day in Baghdad with at least 63 dead … Continue reading

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A Food Memoir

What do people eat? Seems like a fair question to me, right up there with the now-popular Parade Magazine cover story that appears regularly, asking “What Do People Earn?” Food is perennially popular as a topic. Consider the rumpus kicked … Continue reading

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The Chocolate Sinks

Some things you just don’t expect to fail, but there she was Sunday evening, just doing her usual magic in the kitchen when the unexpected happened. She was moving the high swiveling spout on the kitchen faucet from one side … Continue reading

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Recruiting New Exiles For Mars

Ray Bradbury was ordinary flesh and blood, but he had a magic mind and there were certain similarities between his life and my own. Born in Illinois to a telephone lineman and his Swedish immigrant wife, Bradbury grew up in … Continue reading

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