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When I graduated from college, I wore a button (among many, much to the consternation of my parents) that had a coat hanger in a red circle with a slash. After all, it was only ten years since Roe v. … Continue reading

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Dreams.

“Last night I dreamt I went to Manderly again.” Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier Last night I dreamed of… not Wellesley, but some unidentifiable college of my imagination. I started in a large hall, all chestnut and cherry, with walls covered … Continue reading

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COVID strikes home..

I have become one of the one people out of six that have gotten COVID in my county. I tested positive both on two at-home tests (by different manufacturers), as well as not one but two PCR tests. (I had … Continue reading

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As though January was not horrible enough, on the 30th my cat Penwiper died without warning. We didn’t even get to say goodbye. She was a marvelous cat: independent, smart, and beautiful. She had a black and white pattern that … Continue reading

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Yeah, I know.

I haven’t been writing. Sometimes I wonder why I have this blog if I am not going to write in it. I thought that in 2009, too, but then in 2010 I began writing again. The state of the world … Continue reading

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Gosh, that was good.

I don’t do restaurant reviews here, but this post is an exception. On New Year’s Eve, I had one of the best meals I have had in a long time, at South City Kitchen in Vinings, Georgia, near Atlanta. (South … Continue reading

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Dear Pentatonix…

I love you, folks. Really I do. I have been listening to you a lot over the past month — your “O Come, All Ye Faithful” is my favorite Christmas song. It is joyous, it is catchy, and the video … Continue reading

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I find writing difficult today. Not b because there is little to write about; on the contrary, there is too much to write about. I suffer from outrage fatigue. The Kyle Rittenhouse trial (and the increasing seeming likelihood he will … Continue reading

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The weather is gray and misty; my favorite time of year. I was reminded of the book The Mists of Avalon, and thought would write a post about my heartbreaking disenchantment with the book. And then I remembered: I wrote … Continue reading

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Life intervenes.

So, I have been meaning to blog every day, since I am not doing NaNoWriMo. I haven’t been, but I actually had a subject for today (my favorite book cover — The Mists of Avalon) and how my love for … Continue reading

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Vaccine ethics.

I will not be writing about the ethics of not getting vaccinated when you have no medical reason not to do so. That is, in my book, reprehensible behavior, given that a person who does so places others at risk. … Continue reading

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How’s your week going?

I won at trivia last night. I not only won, but I also dominated, winning by seven points over a three-person team. I am trying to figure out how. I tanked the handout round (consisting of two handouts), getting the … Continue reading

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Random tech issues and NaNoWriMo.

My backup drive Chuck bit the dust. I can’t even reformat it, and it’s not really worthwhile to take it somewhere to get it fixed or get the files from it. So, I spent $40 on a 2T backup drive … Continue reading

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I went to The Bar last night for trivia. I did respectfully; I would have come in third except I blew the tiebreaker about how long wombats live in captivity. Silly me, I just assumed it was similar to how … Continue reading

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Gauguin’s tarnished legacy.

As long as art has existed, so have artists. Artists present problems. Not all artists are decent human beings. Frank Lloyd Wright, an arrogant SOB, ran off with a client’s wife. Caravaggio killed two men, and was on the run … Continue reading

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