Category Archives: News

A New Year, A New Plan

Happy 2018, and welcome back! I hope your holidays were pleasant. Mine certainly went well, despite an inordinate amount of work around the house. They were quiet, this year, and a bit of a time for some introspection. I had … Continue reading

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A Civil Tongue

Well, it was a wild ride in Alabama, wasn’t it?  When I went to bed Tuesday night, things were not only all but certain, but actually looking pretty bad–Moore was up at around 53%, with forty-some percent of the polls … Continue reading

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Notions

Well, then.  Last night’s off-cycle elections were almost enough to break the profound political funk of the last year or so. In a closely-watched race, largely seen as a referendum on Trump, Virginia Dems managed to not only pull off … Continue reading

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Quick Thoughts

Just a few random mental meanderings this time around, dear readers. So, the president is still at it.  He’s had a pretty rough week of it, though–he still can’t get the ACA repealed (yay, us!); he’s having a “Bush-Katrina” moment, … Continue reading

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Into Every Life…

My plan for this week was to go through a list found in my extensive browsing of the internet.  The list topic? “Master List of Items to Stockpile for the Apocalypse.” I’ll get to the list (maybe next time), but … Continue reading

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Shocked. Shocked, I am…

No, really.  Did I call the current administration a “raging dumpster fire” last time around?  It seems, over the last week, to have gotten even worse.  Incredibly, horribly, worse.  Unbelievably so.  Apparently, “rock bottom” has a basement. So the administration … Continue reading

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A Fresh Start

Welcome back!  And, to those of you newly following since I was mentioned in the BBC article, welcome! I’ve been taking a break for the better part of two months.  I hope and trust that everyone had a happy and … Continue reading

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