Ceci n’est pas la révolution

This was going to be longer, start off slower, a nice gradual build-up to a profound resolution, but the hell with that. Would you kindly please stop patronizing me with a convenient label, especially one born in an artificial dichotomy of ideas that the French came up with 300 years ago?  Do you really think […]

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This Is the Battleground

                              Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government […]

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I Am Watching Heroes

I am watching heroes—displaced, disenfranchised and disillusioned—taking a stand for me and mine, for all of us, and I can do nothing. I cannot be there with them.  I cannot add my voice to their mic check, my arms another link in their human chain, my books to their library, my light to their flame. […]

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Can we all just agree on a couple of things…Part 3

Can we all just agree on a couple of things – Part 3 – Torture It is mindblowing to me that I would even need to bring this topic up, but after the last decade of horrific abuses under W, and especially, recently, after watching answers to a question on this topic from the latest InsanianRepublican […]

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Can we all just agree on a couple of things…Part 2

Can we all just agree on a couple of things – Part 2 – General stuff that ought to be obvious to everyone So, here’s the first chunk of things that just seem stupidly obvious to me.  I’m a decently smart person, decently educated, decently empathetic…there’s nothing heroic in any of those things in me…and […]

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Can we all just agree on a couple of things… Part 1

Can we all just agree on a couple of things – Part 1 – Introductions run amok This started off as a brief introduction to a completely different post, and has grown all out of proportion…so it gets its own entry, all to itself. This Thursday, tomorrow, I turn 35 years old.  It’s just another […]

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State of the NBA, 10-22-11

So, the lockout is still going, and it’s looking more and more probable that this season is lost.  Which sucks, more than I’m generally inclined to admit. The worst part of it—check that, it might not be the worst, I haven’t exactly spent time quantifying all the parts of it that suck and their relatively […]

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State of the NBA, 9-2-11

Or, It’s like watching a couple having a fight that branches off into all the deep-seated hurt and wrongs they’ve done to each other over the years and how he never liked her sister and her screaming kids anyway, and all you want to do is figure out where you’re going for dinner tonight, you’re […]

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Tesla Jr.

Two stories of the Younger daughter.  Taken separately, just a couple bits of cuteness.  Taken together–especially in light of the number of times we’ve found her at night, well after lights out, sitting in her bed with a few random toys…or, at least, seemingly random, though obviously carefully chosen by her…and a pad of paper with […]

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A Review of A Dance With Dragons

In Which I Discuss The Book I Just Finished Reading, And Make Mention Of (And Not A Little Slander Upon) The Remainder Of The Series To This Point, With Some Ranting…Literary Criticism This Ain’t I had the idea of writing this up in a nice meta fashion, mimicking the book—my vibe of it, not necessarily […]

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