Monthly Archives: July 2011

Out of the Mouths of Babes (or Onions)

The Space Shuttle completed its last flight just last week.  Thirty years of a controversial, costly and spectacularly popular federal program came to a fairly quiet end.  People all over the country follow the Space Program, its fabulous successes and … Continue reading

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Let’s Dismantle Democracy!

So, the NFL is putting itself back together.  Camp did not quite start on time, but it is looking like the Season, both pre- and regular will proceed more or less as planned. At the same time, another American institution … Continue reading

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Take My Sitter, Please

I am pet sitting this weekend for neighbors, both a cat and a dog.  Cats are no problem.  They tend to be closely bonded to their house ape (although never clingy—hold on loosely, but don’t let go) and any sitter … Continue reading

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This Is What Democracy Looks Like

So, for those who don’t follow politics, there’s been a bit of political kerfuffle in Wisconsin the past six months or so.  Having ridden a wave of anti-Democrat sentiment into office, the new Republican-dominated state government decided to use their … Continue reading

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In the Middle of the Aisle

One of the ways that I am not very Middle is that I do not own, and never have owned, a car.  I do hold a driver’s license, and I drive regularly—rentals, car sharing, and friend’s vehicles, etc.  I like … Continue reading

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Yellow Bella, Part 2

So, the hordes of millions who follow my FaceBook, a friend I will call Bike Yogi (Yogi Bear?  Master Yogi) wants to see some pics of Yellow Bella.  Fair enough, I owe some of what I know about bikes to … Continue reading

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SPOILER ALERT: Transformers is the Word for It

So, Transformers 3 is the number 1 movie in the world right now.  If you are one of the hordes of millions who follows my FaceBook, you know I contributed to that ranking over the 4th of July weekend, in … Continue reading

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