Monthly Archives: December 2008

Ringing Out the Old, Ringing In the New

Randomness rules this morning, as 2008 draws to a close with a snowy NH forecast, fighting continuing in the Middle East, a new President in the wings, the WPS (that’s Women’s Professional Soccer for those not well-versed in key JordanCornblog … Continue reading

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The Real Pia

Thanks to HollyCornblog, I am reminded of what I actually meant by my secret word … it was pia the herb, of course.  In fact, I am drinking a nice cup of pia tea with honey as I write this … Continue reading

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Mea Culpa

As has been pointed out to me by several people at this point … one of my clues was sorely misleading … a fact of which I am now sorely aware.  I am feeling sorely ashamed and sorely sorry about … Continue reading

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ChristopherCornblog Guesses Secret Word and Wins Fabulous Prize!

Yes, it’s true.  ChristopherCornblog guessed the word and now will have his pick of the left-over stocking stuffers in JordanCornblog’s vast closet! There was no cheating involved … and some of you will be quite chagrined when you see the … Continue reading

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Violence Born of Frustration, Neglect, Desperation

As 2008 draws to a close, along with the nightmare that has been the Bush Presidency, we see a resurgence of violence in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.  Not so surprising, given the complex and festering problems in the region, and the … Continue reading

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Sorry to be so late …

Sorry to say it’s another one of those mornings when the household internet connection isn’t making it all the way to my computer, so I’m entering this post into Notepad and will upload it as soon as the connection is … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Alexander's Poetry – on a Sleety Saturday

There’s a very interesting article posted on Christmas Eve in the NY Times about Elizabeth Alexander – the poet who’ll be reading at Obama’s Inauguration. But for now, here is Elizabeth Alexander reading Ars Poetica #92: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lC9Vyhir2Y … and here … Continue reading

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Sleety Saturday Here

First off, Chip Saltsmann. The candidate for the chairmanship of the RNC sent around a Holiday CD that reminds us all, yet again, of why the Republican Party is having such a hard time these days.  Here’s one of the … Continue reading

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After the Party's Over …

Here’s hoping you had a nice holiday … as the sun rises on December 26, 2008.  I thought I’d share a couple of photos that HollyCornblog sent along from Cape May, New Jersey.  Here’s sunrise on the beach (yesterday).  Check … Continue reading

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George Bush Continues to Make Me Feel Like Scrooge … but at Least Lends Some Sense of Direction and Purpose to an Otherwise Random News Morning!

What can I say?  Bah Humbug, maybe?  The Compassionate Conservative took back one of his pardons yesterday to avoid the appearance of impropriety.  Who knows what’s really going on with all that … all I can see is yet another … Continue reading

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