Daily Archives: November 6, 2013

Twenty things I worry about.

In no particular order: That the bruise on my knee is getting larger.  And darker. That the Affordable Care Act website glitches will make it difficult or impossible for people to sign up by December 15, meaning that vulnerable people … Continue reading

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Art isn’t easy. Especially when it was stolen.

It seems that story of the art found last year in the Munich flat is not going to be straightforward. This art trove, consisting of painting designated “degenerate” by the Nazis, contained pieces by giants of twentieth century art such … Continue reading

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Chocolate pudding, yum.

I often have a craving for chocolate pudding.  I don’t keep boxes of mix on hand, so I make my own.  It’s easy: mix cornstarch and cold milk, heat in microwave, stirring every thirty seconds or so, until the mixture … Continue reading

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Pride & Prejudice: Mrs. Bennett is not *that* silly.

Today’s diversion: watching the BBC version of Pride & Prejudice.  The miniseries follows the book pretty faithfully, except for a few gratuitous Colin Firth wet shirt shots.  Given that it is Colin Firth, this increases the sexiness quotient radically. Pride … Continue reading

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