Monthly Archives: November 2006

Sunday afternoon at the movies……

[I was going to write this Sunday night, but a family crisis (my son accidentally nearly set the house on fire — long story) shoved it out of my mind. Everything’s better now, if still a bit smoky.] The family … Continue reading

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It’s that time of year again. I jumped the gun again, and started listening to holiday* music, even though it is only the day after Thanksgiving, and not even Advent yet. And that includes a fair amount of actual Christmas … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving.

Things I have to be thankful for: The boys: the Not-So-Little Drummer Boy, the Wrestler, the Red-Headed Menace, and the Rocket Scientist. That I don’t have to worry about having a roof over my head or food to feed my … Continue reading

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Parental evaluation.

Parenting is a bitch. There is no instruction manual, and no exams or performance evaluations to tell you how you’re doing, so you can fix your mistakes. The worst part? You’re trying to mold young minds into growing up to … Continue reading

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More probably uninteresting tidbits about my musical tastes. Mainly because I’m bored.

I have a lot of playlists on my iTunes, which make more or less sense. There’s “Broadway,” and “No Garth C0untry,” and artist-specific ones such as “Great Big Sea.” And then there are the rand0m-organizing-principle playlists, such as: “The Name … Continue reading

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God’s music?

I was at my church’s yearly “Women’s Retreat” this year — a weekend of sisterhood, spiritual growth, and, as always, chocolate. It was a bit more stressful than past retreats: I had roles to play in the drama (used as … Continue reading

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Rock on.

In December ’84 March ’85, Eric, a college friend of the resident rocket scientist and me, blew into Atlanta on business. We went out for the evening — Eric wanted to see local talent, so we checked out a show … Continue reading

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It’s insanely beautiful today. The sky here in Northern California is that almost surreal shade of blue — too bright to be found in nature, almost, and yet too intense to be replicated on canvas. The light is as golden … Continue reading

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Voter Rights

This comes very late, being only the day before the election, but I thought I’d pass it along. The NAACP Legal Defense Fund has a handy-dandy page with pdf’s of a “Voter Bill of Rights” for 45 states. They’ve developed … Continue reading

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