Monthly Archives: March 2016

A world of Hermiones.

Scene: early 70s classroom. Actors: Mr. Lindsay, my beloved seventh grade civics teacher, the first person to take me seriously; me. Mr. Lindsay: Okay, when we’re discussing mountains, Mt. Everest is the tallest mountain in the world. Me, raising hand: … Continue reading

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Today’s post about culture.

…not the “culture wars,” which are a different thing altogether, but actual culture. (Not yogurt, either.) It’s kind of a throwaway post — I seem to be a bear of little brain this week. ********* I adore the Kenneth Branagh … Continue reading

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[Downton Abbey spoilers, just so you know.] What with one thing and another, I was sick for a about ten days straight (including a charming six-hour stint in the ER for intravenous fluids). Reading my computer was hard (although I did re-read … Continue reading

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Dear Senator Sanders…

(Or Bernie. You prefer Bernie, right?) I saw your interview on Rachel Maddow’s show last night. Good interview, very informative. About halfway through you said (after much pushing by your interviewer to get a clear answer, I might add) that … Continue reading

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Life is what happens when you’re not expecting it.

Starbug has bit the dust. Starbug was a 1996 Mazda Protege that my family bought for $600 in 2010. It was the kids’ car — and when they weren’t using it, I did. It easily paid for itself in gas … Continue reading

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Life is messy. Be an adult.

Apparently, according to what I read, a sizable chunk (over %10) of Democratic voters will sit out the general election if Hillary Clinton is the nominee. Why, a  while ago* I read a Huffington Post piece on why the author … Continue reading

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