Category Archives: Random Thoughts

Random, but very, very interesting thoughts!

More Poop in the Woods

So a bit over a week ago we had a bear give a nocturnal display of his or her strength using our bird feeder. (Weather Dewd heard the commotion but apparently was engrossed in something else at the time so … Continue reading

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Invaded and Invisible

So I wrote this title a few days ago and now I can’t remember why. But what it’s leading me to think about today is power, people’s relative visibility, and the whole Joe Biden thing. About Joe, I hate it … Continue reading

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Madness

Yes, the Madness is getting closer and poor Temple has already been eliminated. Farewell to Fran Dunphy — a Big Five legend! The Men start playing tomorrow at @ noontime and the Women start on Friday, and days one and … Continue reading

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The Gaping, Insatiable Maw of White Privilege

Here in the US as the gulf between rich and poor gets wider, an interesting thing seems to be happening. The rich, for all their privilege, look to be more insecure than the rest of us. More unhinged. A bit … Continue reading

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Busy Morning, But…

Here’s a link to a video of Mayor Pete at a bookshop, talking about his book. Had earlier tried to post a video of his interview yesterday in Texas, but it just wasn’t working very well. Here’s the link to … Continue reading

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Okay, I Just Can’t…

Has this country’s inequality, racism, and kowtowing to privilege ever been writ larger? I’m trying to have some perspective here. But is there any other way to see the Manafort sentence? Handed down by a 78-year-old product of Princeton/Harvard/Oxford who … Continue reading

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An Opera, My Fourth Martini, and Politics

Yesterday afternoon I went to see La Fille Du Regiment at the Capital Center for the Arts with Alice (who was well-entertained, in case you were worried). The opera was accessible and enjoyable – very funny and surprisingly moving by … Continue reading

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Rabbit, Rabbit

This morning I am definitely feeling welcoming of a new month. February had its bright spots but overall, was a tough month. And you get no complaints from me, as we move toward spring and the days lengthen (and March … Continue reading

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A Fountain Pen and Chuck Taylors

I bought myself a fountain pen yesterday. I didn’t need a fountain pen. And, until Katie showed me her fountain pen, I hadn’t realized that I wanted one. But once I realized, I took action swiftly and decisively. It’s slated … Continue reading

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Just This Today

Yesterday morning a good friend from work lost her years’ long battle with leukemia. All day, I couldn’t stop thinking of this poem. I share it now, remembering Martha with love on this, the first morning that doesn’t have her … Continue reading

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