Tag Archives: What I like

The Turning.

December. Hanukkah starts tonight, and it’s a little more than a week until the Solstice, less than two until Christmas. Darkness draws in ever closer. The gentle black nights stretch longer and longer until they snap. The turning of the … Continue reading

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Signs.

Today I went to the March for Science Silicon Valley in San Jose. I had a great time. I had also gone to the Women’s March in January. The vibe there was fierce, and angry. Today it was determined and … Continue reading

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The music of the waves.

See the line where the sky meets the sea It calls me And no one knows How far I’ll go… “How Far I’ll Go,” from Moana, lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda Long ago in a galaxy far, far… well, no, it … Continue reading

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Captain America: Civil War

Comments about the movie (which I loved): There is no film, no matter how good (and this one was), that Martin Freeman does not make better by simply being in it, no matter how small the role. There is no … Continue reading

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Books!

Birthdays (and Christmas) mean books. Always. Yes, I should get books out of the library, but I don’t. For one thing, I often re-read books — sometimes because I need something to read and I just grab whatever is at … 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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Sometimes you find hope in the oddest places.

I often fight despair about the state of the American public’s critical thinking skills. I worry that, my friends and I aside, the country is sinking into an anti-intellectual abyss. And then, today, I ran across a call to action, … 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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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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The Force Awakens: Questions abound.

[Spoilers, more or less.] Having seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens more than once* now, I can honestly say I like it. A lot. It’s the movie A New Hope should have been: more interesting plot, better acting**, and much, … Continue reading

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The Voice Finale.

By the time I write this, The Voice finale will have begun. Being in PST, I won’t see it for another three hours. Part of me thinks they should just give it to Jordan Smith based on his performance last … Continue reading

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Wow.

For those who don’t watch The Voice, you really need to see contestant Jordan Smith’s cover of Queen’s “Somebody To Love.” What intrigues me is that Smith looks nothing like Freddie Mercury, but somehow captures the attitude. It’s almost like he … Continue reading

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Movie Tally.

It’s time for the fall/winter movie tally. Since October, I have seen: Three movies set at least partly in Massachusetts: Black Mass, Spotlight, and  In the Heart of the Sea. Two movies about communism: Bridge of Spies and  Trumbo. One movie … Continue reading

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“Lightin’ up my lawn like downtown Las Vegas…”

Here’s my 2015 Christmas music playlist — there’s a lot of overlap with previous years, although there are songs I’ve had for years that for some reason this year I just can’t get enough of: “All I Want For Christmas Is … Continue reading

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I read through my last post about Mike and Ikes, and realized that my protestations to the contrary I do eat Hershey’s Chocolate on a regular basis. I eat miniature Hershey’s Bars when I am at work. Campaigns run on … Continue reading

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You get what you pay for.

A friend of mine makes exquisite jewelry.  I make jewelry myself, and part of me looks at her earrings (not her pendants so much) and says, I could do that.  I could do that for less than she charges. Except … Continue reading

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My kind of guy.

quix·ot·ic: hopeful or romantic in a way that is not practical. Full Definition of QUIXOTIC: 1. foolishly impractical especially in the pursuit of ideals; marked by rash lofty romantic ideas or extravagantly chivalrous action. 2. capricious, unpredictable. Merriam Webster Dictionary. As most of you know, the … Continue reading

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A tale of two cars.

Frank came home from the mechanic’s shop last week.  The changing of the guard has well and truly finished. Frank is short for “Frankencar,” so named by the Rocket Scientist.* The body, interior, electric system and engine are the same … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to me.

New hair!   Yesterday was my birthday.  I have a lot of thoughts on the matter, so what am I writing about? Hair. I have been coloring my hair the past few months.  Last year I was prescribed a medicine … Continue reading

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