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In the Parking Lot at Hannaford’s

Yesterday morning I did the food shopping and was walking to my car after finishing up at Hannaford’s when I was approached by an African-American gentleman. He looked to be about my age, maybe a little older. He had on … Continue reading

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Now THIS Makes Me Very Uncomfortable

I read this morning that the execrable John Bolton wants to run the country.  Aside from the fact that he is a belligerant, wrong-headed, hateful sort of a guy … is his hair not the weirdest ever?  I mean, seriously.  … Continue reading

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Dick

Wow, a friend just turned me on to a recent news item about Nigeria charging former VP Dick with bribery. Thanks, Doris! This all relates to some shenanigans that took place back when Dick was being a Dick at Halliburton … Continue reading

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Heartland Schmartland and Other Rants on an Otherwise Beautiful Saturday

So, I recently read somewhere that one of the leading lights of the Tea Party/Rabidly Conservative Republican base is going to be touring the “Heartland” in the not-too-distant future. I won’t mention his/her name because it’s really not important and … Continue reading

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Uh Oh …

Just after I renew our season tickets for the Breakers … and buy 5 play-off tickets … I read (on BigSoccer) that Hope Solo is doing some over-the-top tweeting (not that surprising given Hope’s track record vis-a-vis getting her foot … Continue reading

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Saturday Morning, Nine Years Later

Good morning folks! What a beautiful morning it is. Right blue sky, a yellow Sun – very much like that day nine years ago. I’m interested to see that Newsweek has posted an article speculating about why America overreacted to … Continue reading

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Blessed Rain

Yes, it’s raining.  What a lovely sound on the roof through the night.  It’s been a gentle one, too … which means it has half a chance of actually soaking into the parched ground.  Yippee! I’m late to the table … Continue reading

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Liz and Dick

So Dick is out.  According to a statement released by the family, he has gone home to “continue his recovery,” and Liz told Fox News last Sunday that he plans to do some hunting and fishing.  (Shouldn’t Keep America Safe … Continue reading

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What to Say?

Yesterday wasn’t a good day to be a celebrity. Thinking about Michael Jackson, I feel so sad, seeing his transformation, through the years, from a beautiful child/young man, to the grotesquerie that he became.  What better metaphor for the excesses, … Continue reading

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America, We Hardly Knew Ye

Healing is painful. Coming out from under the shadow cast by the past 8 years (and the even larger shadow cast by the long ascendency of the rabid religious right) is going to take time.  A long, painful, and ultimately … Continue reading

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