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USWNT in Do or Die Match in Chicago Today

The US women’s national soccer team faces off against Italy today in Chicago It’s their second match with Italy … and total goals will determine who goes to Germany to play in the women’s World Cup. A win or a … Continue reading

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So, Woodstove Management …

Yep, that’s definitely a skill I need to practice a bit more, judging from the 80+ degrees I managed to have the place at by bedtime.  (And yes, JBD … if we manage a trek up here in the cold … Continue reading

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Waiting for … What? (Another Cranky Rant or … I Need a Vacation!)

I went to see Waiting for Superman the other night, and the more I think about it, the more annoyed I feel by this movie. Basically, it’s an indictment of the public education system (no news there) that places the … 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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Milestones

So, the USWNT beat Costa Rica yesterday … and the milestone, in this case, is that it’s news at all, IMHO.  I saw the first half hour of the game and have to say that given that this was do … Continue reading

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Halloween Arrived Early This Year

Words can’t begin to describe how upset I was to read, last night, that they wheeled out a pulseless-but-breathing Dick Cheney to be interviewed by his loving keeper Lynne, and defend the myriad ways that the Bush administration eroded our … Continue reading

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Phew, It's Phriday!

Judging from the sunrise today it’s going to be an absolute beauty! Perfect October weather – it doesn’t get any better than that.  Thanks, Alice, for the poem yesterday.  I’m gonna transcribe it here to share … Fall by Edward … Continue reading

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Are Other Countries This Entitled and Ugly? Not-So-Much …

I finally succumbed and have done a little research into the whole burn the Koran flap that is the latest embarrassing eruption of America’s ugly id into our shared airspace.  Isn’t there some way we can repress this stuff, folks?  … Continue reading

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The Great Parcheesi Game … and Debate

The long-awaited Parcheesi smack-down at MLH’s house occurred last night and, as hoped and anticipated by many, JPE was defeated in both games.  She maintained her composure and her equanimity in the face of relentless pressure, trash talking and taunting.  … Continue reading

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Items of Interest

ChristopherCornblog sent me a fascinating link about a publisher (Concord Free Press) that will give you a book for donating to a charitable cause.  So far so good … as they report that “Our readers around the world report more … Continue reading

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