Monthly Archives: December 2014

Every so often, someone restores my faith in humanity.

It’s Christmas Eve, and I was still out buying a gift for my nephew. The day had not started well — I have misplaced my glasses and am forced to use my backup pair with the scratch in the left … Continue reading

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Dick Cheney’s unpatriotic utilitarianism.

“If you don’t stick to your values when they’re being tested, they’re not values: they’re hobbies.” Jon Stewart. The word torture is once again in the air and permeating the airwaves and the national consciousness. The release of the Senate Intelligence … Continue reading

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The stories in the wine, II

[The Stories in the Wine, here.] (The Rocket Scientist and I went on a Segway tour of Healdsburg a few weeks back, and brought back a couple of bottles of wine, and here are their stories.  Maybe because it is … Continue reading

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Hey! Lookie!

I have a new profile picture.  It’s me with my latest hair: the color is closer to natural, not my natural but someone’s, and a bit longer. I took it my home-away-from-home, a new Starbucks I found.  (For some value … Continue reading

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Where is Sam Vimes when you need him?

A friend of mine on Facebook stated after the Staten Island grand jury refused to indict the officer in the Eric Garner case that she was taking a break from the news to reread Terry Pratchett’s Night Watch. She said … Continue reading

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