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“We’re America’s ghostwriters.”

My favorite piece from the Hamilton Mixtape. I wish I could send this to every member of Congress and the Administration. I know, however, that the people most in need of a change of heart will not be swayed by … Continue reading

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Perspective.

While I am recovering, I am watching a lot of television (but no news). Today’s feature: the last day of the Royal Ascot race meeting in London. Talking about the weather, the announcer said “Still quite warm here — 73 … Continue reading

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Saleswoman of the day.

I went into Starbucks for a Strawberry Acai refresher, when my eye caught the picture of the “Unicorn Frappacino.” The young lady behind the register saw me staring at it in horrified fascination, and urged me to get it, saying … Continue reading

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Meh.

Note to self, as I sit in the empty classroom: Always, but ALWAYS, check your email before you venture out in chilly 55 degree* moderate rain (heavy for California) on a highway that is nothing but red the whole way, … Continue reading

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Customization.

I am playing around with customizing this blog, so the look may change randomly for a little while. I am currently playing with randomized header images, which is why every time you click on the blog it has a different … Continue reading

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I have a new laptop — a Macbook Pro 13 in. (Trying to run El Capitan or Yosemite on my 2011 Macbook Pro was proving excruciatingly hard.)   I was considering what to call it following my usual naming conventions (artists). Thus … Continue reading

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One more thing…

I cannot write about the Pulse shootings. It’s Florida, and I was in Orlando too recently. (The Rocket Scientist and I walked around the lake where one of the vigils took place.) Take it as given that I grieve what … Continue reading

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