Monthly Archives: January 2015

Space tragedy week.

I did not have a chance yesterday to write a new post for the Challenger disaster anniversary.  Today is the anniversary of the Apollo 1 fire, and February 1 is Columbia. I thought I would link to some of the … Continue reading

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A white woman looks at Selma. For what it’s worth.

[Yes, there are one or two spoilers for Selma in this post. Also, before you comment, please read the entire post.] Last week a friend and I went to see Selma. She grew up in the South, as I did, … Continue reading

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Pop culture games.

I have been playing a couple of pop culture games in my head lately, and would like to have other people play along. 1: How different can they be? I have been thinking about directors and the disparate movies they … Continue reading

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Things seem at times overwhelming right now.  I have not been writing about them, though.  I wrote a piece on Charlie Hebdo which I haven’t published — it’s kind of late to do so now.  Many people said what I … Continue reading

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Just a thought….

I hope to do a full review of it in another post, but I do think that every person who is of voting age and who did not vote in either of the last two elections should be dragged to … Continue reading

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The best lines from tonight’s State of the Union address: “I don’t have any more campaigns to run. I know, because I won both of them.” And… “I have two words for any member of Congress who truly thinks you … Continue reading

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Movie reviews.

In the past week I have seen three different movies, with three different experiences. The first was Mr. Turner, the biopic about the painter J.M.W. Turner.  Even before the movie began, I knew I was in for a comfortable time.  The … Continue reading

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When staffers at IMDb get bored.

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Dear Universe: you can stop now. Really.

“God gives you nothing you can’t handle.”  Far too many people, including my late mother. In the last twelve months, my family has endured (in order of importance): The death of my mother and the Rocket Scientist’s father. (The latter … Continue reading

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Poor Parenting.

This morning the family and I went to Starbucks.  I was not looking my best: the events of the past few days had caught up with me. My hair was not neat, and at the best of times I am … Continue reading

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My father-in-law, Jack Glass, died on New Year’s Day. We had known he did not all that much time left — he was suffering from pneumonia after being hospitalized for a stroke.  He had spent a lot of time in … Continue reading

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