Monthly Archives: August 2014

Owning my privilege.

C., a friend whom I knew from church, is someone I would want my kids to be like.  He attended an Ivy League school, dresses conservatively, and holds down a very nice job at a tech company. He is also … Continue reading

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My kind of guy.

quix·ot·ic: hopeful or romantic in a way that is not practical. Full Definition of QUIXOTIC: 1. foolishly impractical especially in the pursuit of ideals; marked by rash lofty romantic ideas or extravagantly chivalrous action. 2. capricious, unpredictable. Merriam Webster Dictionary. As most of you know, the … Continue reading

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Reading Comprehension Fail 101.

Reading comprehension, it’s a thing. A thing at which I apparently failed yesterday. Ian Osmond has pointed out to me that he did not actually do a cost-benefit analysis, merely pointed out that one needed to be done. I think … Continue reading

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I need to get off Facebook.  In the past hour, I have had a discussion with a guy who felt that arming teachers was the right thing to do, and who responded to a careful cost benefit analysis showing that … Continue reading

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NOW I’m awake.

Damn earthquakes. ETA: It’s sad, but the first thing I did after the shaking stopped was check Facebook.

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Religious tolerance for me but not for thee.

Support for religion only exists for fundamentalist Conservative Christian believers, it seems. Last month, Operation Save America  terrorists activists surrounded and invaded a Unitarian Universalist Church in Louisiana. They screamed at the congregants that they were hell-bound baby killers. It’s … Continue reading

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My two rotating playlists lately are “Humor” and “Broadway Favorites.” I know this will never happen, but I would love to see Weird Al do a Broadway parody album. (And yes, I know about, and love, Forbidden Broadway.)

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Note to the jerk who insisted on blocking my driveway, and refused to move when I told him to, saying I needed to “ask nicely”: You would not have said that to a man. You’re the one breaking the law … Continue reading

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Summer is nearly over, thank goodness. Today was the first day of school.  It was the first time in 18 years I have not had a child to get off to school in the morning.  I’m rather sad about this. … Continue reading

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Overheard at dinner the other night…

“If pi r squared, then cobbler r rectangled.”

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The problems with agriculture.

I have written about my lack of respect for the anti-GMO position as being nonscientific, agreeing with those who characterized this issue as being “the climate-change of the left.” (I am not alone on this: Neil DeGrasse Tyson feels this way, … Continue reading

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