There’s hope, then there’s not so much

Posted by on Jul 1, 2013 in Knitting, Travel, Unavoidable Politics, Writing | 5 comments

First, the hope. Elena Kagan moves up to big-game hunting with Antonin Scalia. I tend to think the lack of civility in DC that we see on TV DOES have something to do with a decided lack of shmoozing across the aisles. There are lots of great stories and anecdotes of old-school friendships that crossed political lines in bygone years, but not so much of late. So. Happy that the Justices get along. That makes me happy.   Less hopeful is the...

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Stuck in my Craw

Posted by on Feb 18, 2013 in Family, General Ranting, Gluten Free, Unavoidable Politics | 16 comments

For a few weeks I’ve been bugged about an advice columnist’s response to a plea and while whining to my husband he looked at me and said over the top of his glasses, “This, *ahem* sounds like a blog post.” So I bring my issue to you to ask for advice. I trust you more. The basic question is this: if you have dietary restrictions—especially ones that are medical—how does one gently and helpfully get that information...

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Today’s Post for Today

Posted by on Sep 11, 2012 in General Ranting, Love, Travel, Unavoidable Politics, Writing | 6 comments

Well, we’ve turned the corner on the decade marking September 11, 2001. Eleven years out, now, but who’s counting? Over the years I’ve written many different 9/11 posts starting with our experience long before there were blogs. I also wrote about it irregularly here, on or around 9/11 anniversaries. on the ten year anniversary on the nine year anniversary on the six year anniversary and last year, after being interviewed by...

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10 years later, those who left NYC look back

Posted by on Aug 2, 2011 in General Ranting, Memories of Students Past, Unavoidable Politics | 5 comments

Recently I was interviewed for USA Today’s article 10 years later, those who left NYC look back. During the course of the interview I was struck by the kindness and generosity of the three people with whom I made contact at the news organization—the reporter, the videographer/photographer, and the web video editor. Seriously smart, funny, kind people who didn’t fit the casual stereotype of biased media in any regard. They were...

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I Would Like to Say This Was Over the Top, But…

Posted by on Jan 11, 2011 in Blog Fun, Family, Unavoidable Politics | 3 comments

…I live in AZ and my Mother taught me I shouldn’t lie. The UK’s Guardian weighs in on AZ. I am quite happy to concede that both political sides have engaged in hyperbole and insanely over-the-top rhetoric, but a wonderful little girl on my son’s little league team died this weekend as a result of an unhinged young man getting riled up. I don’t much care if he was driven mad by a particular party or a particular bit...

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