Monthly Archives: June 2012

Follow up.

Everybody is all a-Twitter (and Facebook) about the SCOTUS decision in the Affordable Care Act case, so I feel no urge to write about it, other than to say I’m relieved. There is enough commentary whizzing around the fluorosphere without … Continue reading

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Hysteria.

On Saturday I saw the movie “Hysteria,” which was ostensibly about the invention of the electric vibrator in Victorian England. It was a cute, slight, and rather obvious little movie, with the ending inevitable after the first ten minutes.  But … Continue reading

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Being out and about.

The parade went well, at least from where I was sitting, er, riding. I did some walking today, not the parade route but probably a half mile before and after the parade while going to various BART stations, and a … Continue reading

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There is a lot not to like about living in the suburban Bay Area: the insane cost of living, the lack of really good public transit, rush hour, a lack of social cohesion (at least in my neck of the … Continue reading

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Movie snippets for the attentionally challenged.

I just finished watching Henry V (the Kenneth Branagh version) on Netflix.  It contains one deeply moving long scene when the sides are gathering up their dead after the Battle of Agincourt.  That, along with the wonderful St. Crispin’s Day … Continue reading

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My aunt died yesterday. Mom called me with the news this afternoon. I am not quite sure how to feel. My aunt was my mother’s sister. She had had several strokes over the past few years, and had been living … Continue reading

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Brrr.

The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco. Origin unknown, often falsely attributed to Mark Twain. I attended a Giants game at ATT Park this evening, and I gotta say, of all the American major league cities … Continue reading

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