Monthly Archives: May 2012

Memorial Day.

Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether … Continue reading

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Bookmarking meta-post.

This post is really just for me.  I am under the probably delusional belief that if I actually say I am going to write about something, I will. There is plenty of evidence to the contrary. I have written about … Continue reading

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Sky blue.

I have often proclaimed that I am not a Californian.  That said, I know that I would be loathe to leave the Bay Area.  It’s the weather, it’s the politics, it’s the tolerance of the odd and unusual, it’s the … Continue reading

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I am watching Animal Planet’s Cats 101 with Penwiper.  They are showing a piece on “klepto-cats.” I wonder if I should change the channel.  I don’t want her to get any ideas.

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Do you know where your towel is?

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Sing! Sing! Sing!

I have had one singing lesson in my life, and enjoyed it immensely.  I often regret not having taken more, since I do enjoy singing, but the commute to see my voice teacher would have required a trip completely across … Continue reading

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John Scalzi once again nails it.

In 2005, in the wake of Katrina, writer John Scalzi wrote a piece called “Being Poor” on his blog.  It hit a resounding chord in a lot of folks — even people who have never been truly poor, like myself. … Continue reading

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