Monthly Archives: July 2017

Heroism.

Before I start, let’s acknowledge that yes, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski showed courage in their early and continuing opposition to the Republican health bill. I don’t contest that, nor do I minimize their efforts to prevent a bill that … Continue reading

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Dunkirk. No spoilers.

I saw Dunkirk last night. Part of me wishes I hadn’t. Dunkirk falls into the “important movies that I think everyone should see and I am very glad I saw but I never want to see again” category, much like … Continue reading

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I often write about politics. You may have noticed I’m not doing that right now. It’s because anything political is a moving target these days. It takes me a couple of days to digest what is going on, and in the … Continue reading

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Who?

I have not been a Dr. Who fan all my life. I first saw the series during the beginning of the Fourth Doctor, when the Rocket Scientist and I would go to his parents for Sunday dinner (they would give … Continue reading

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Eight.

Eight. Eight black and white paintings of young women with smooth and airbrushed skin, drawn from the pages of their school yearbook. Pretty young women, smiling, with the bouffant hairdos so common in the late sixties. I was confronted by … Continue reading

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Art matters. I know how much art matters because, while still recovering from pneumonia, I stupidly spent hours wandering around the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. It began when the Rocket Scientist and I spent Sunday in SF to … Continue reading

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Discovery of the day.

I have tremors. Often enough they are severe enough to make walking to the table with coffee without spilling it difficult. So today, I finally figured out… Putting whipped cream on top of the coffee makes it less likely to … Continue reading

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