Monthly Archives: January 2016

Fallen heroes.

It’s been thirty years today since Challenger. I don’t know what to say that I have not said before, but it seems important to me to mark this anniversary again. So, once again, I salute the brave men and women … Continue reading

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“You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.”

David Bowie died. Although I recognized his importance to a great many people, I had never been particularly a fan of his music. I recognized his genius, but but my sadness at his passing felt muted. Alan Rickman died. That … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Flint.

Bernie Sanders was right: Michigan Governor Rick Snyder should resign. (Or be impeached.) Rachel Maddow was right: contrary to what Snyder said in his State of the State address, local government — elected local government, that is, not the emergency … Continue reading

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(mini) Road Trip!!

I woke up late Monday, as a result of starting a Lord of The Rings marathon on Sunday night. I glanced groggily out my window and saw blue! And sunshine! For the first time in what seemed like weeks, the … Continue reading

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Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat included a very lovely Terry Pratchett shout out in Sherlock: The Abominable Bride. When Sherlock is tossing out names for the case, he suggests “The Adventure of the Invisible Army? The League of Furies? The … Continue reading

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My, how the time has flown.

I am I, Don Quixote, the Lord of La Mancha My destiny calls and I go And the wild winds of fortune will carry me onward Whithersoever they blow “Man of La Mancha,” from Man of La Mancha, lyrics by … Continue reading

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Gone but never forgotten.

New Year’s Eve the Rocket Scientist and I went to one of our favorite restaurants, Iberia, in Menlo Park, California, for the last time. We have been to Iberia dozens of times over the years, but this time we were there … Continue reading

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