Monthly Archives: July 2012

I went to see “Cavalia” tonight.  Gorgeous men*, stunning women, horses — what’s not to like? My inner 12-year-old, who’s miffed that she won’t be able to see the Olympic dressage** and showjumping,  was in heaven, and my outer 51-year-old wasn’t unhappy … Continue reading

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Just one of those days…weeks…months…years….

Ever had times when you felt like a total waste of oxygen? Pretty much sucks, doesn’t it?

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Yet more evidence that the world has gotten to be a much smaller place….

…. and yet, at the same time we are farther away from each other than ever. I am sitting in a Starbucks in Palo Alto, California, IMing with the Rocket Scientist, who is thousands of miles away on Devon Island … Continue reading

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There is a reason that the quote by Don Marquis is on my sidebar. Dan Savage, founder of the “It Gets Better” project, is a prime exhibit of ideas not being responsible for the people who believe in them. I … Continue reading

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July 20th.

Today is the 43d anniversary of the first time that — as far as we know — the species of one object in our solar system set foot upon another.  The first time where humans became the alien invaders, even … Continue reading

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Dignity. Always dignity.

“Cosmo, call me a cab!” “Ok, you’re a cab.” Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly) and Cosmo Brown (Donald O’Connor), Singin’ In the Rain. The Red-Headed Menace and I caught one of my favorite movies on the big screen tonight. And it was … Continue reading

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There’s always a downside.

I really want to support the Not-So-Little Drummer Boy’s interest in cooking, not the least because it means I don’t have to make dinner for the next week.  But having had my coffee mill appropriated to grind spices means my … Continue reading

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