Monthly Archives: October 2013

Artists in residence.

I have left the Borg…  for another Borg.  The Droid 2 is now a paperweight.  I have left the Android universe, and am back in the Apple fold. The iPhone4 is now up and running.  In keeping with the naming … Continue reading

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Thumpa…thumpa… thumpa

I have something of a bad history of Halloween accidents. I have had more than one ER visit from cutting myself while making jack-o-lanterns. (Not recently, thank God.)  Just this evening, I sliced my finger with one of those kid-safe … Continue reading

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Boredom on a Sunday afternoon: love songs and other drugs.

This afternoon, I was listening to some new music — “Lego House,” by Ed Sheeran — and I got to thinking about love songs.  Being an incurable romantic (is there any other kind?  romanticism is a chronic condition), every so … Continue reading

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That’s my boy.

I talked to The Red-Headed Menace’s English teacher this evening. She showed me the first paper he turned in this fall, based on Nate Silver’s The Signal and the Noise.  The paper’s title? “Dilemma Me from Evil.” Ah, yes. We … Continue reading

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How to know you have spent far too much time thinking about the BART strike…

When you listen to the song “Wonderwall,” and instead of “All the lights that light the way are blinding,” your mind hears “And all the arbitration there is binding…”

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Dear members of the Boston Red Sox (as well as other major leaguers — you know who you are): You are not Mennonite farmers from 1872.  Shave, already.  Or at least trim the beard, ‘kay? Sincerely, A fan with sensibilities.

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Musings on music.

I often write about my tastes in music.  This morning, I was listening to my favorite Glenn Frey song (okay, the only Glenn Frey song I like since the Eagles broke up), “Smuggler’s Blues.” It occurred to me that although … Continue reading

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Just a few random thoughts on this Monday? Tuesday?  It gets hard to keep track of what day it is.  Since my work week starts on Sunday, this is technically Monday, but functionally Tuesday. Looking at the back of the … Continue reading

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How did we become this?

It is day 15 of the shutdown. All because Tea Partiers hate Obama and what to destroy the ACA. I read the news.  (Less and less, I do admit.)  I worry about how we’re going to make it if this … Continue reading

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Phrase of the day

Habla Inglese? Oh. No habla español. Le llamaremos en español después. Bueno noches. (“Speak English? Oh. I do not speak Spanish.  Someone will call you in Spanish later.  Good Night.”  Of course, I may have misread or misheard what the … Continue reading

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In 1991, The Rocket Scientist and I were tooling around Australian backroads, hurrying to make up lost time between Sydney and Parkes, where the Australian radio telescopes were.  In the middle of one stretch running through towering eucalyptus trees was … Continue reading

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I’m a good mother.

[I wrote this yesterday, but had no Internet.] I am sitting in Woodward Park in Fresno, California.  At this point, I have been here a little under an hour and a half.  I got up at 3:45, and left the … Continue reading

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New Pages.

If you look at my masthead, you should notice I have added three new pages: Beadwork and Recipes, Pat’s Favorite Posts, and Pat’s Gratitude Posts.  That second one has far too many links — I need to winnow it a … Continue reading

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Snail Necklace Set.

Silver, hematite and freshwater pearl necklace, bracelet, and earrings.

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Clarence? Are you there?

While reviewing all my posts to compile my “Pat’s Gratitude Posts,” I realized that I had never finished the assignment  given me by my therapist to find fifty reasons the world was a better place because I was in it. … Continue reading

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