Monthly Archives: February 2011

Endangered species

First it was the quirky “Cooking with Dexter,” by a food writer whose little son was rather weirdly obsessed with cooking – charmingly written, even some good recipes. No more. Then today Virginia Heffernan, who writes delightfully about my favorite … Continue reading

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Preserving Justice Kennedy’s marriage

He’s Catholic, he’s white, he’s straight, he’s old; and, since Chief Justice Roberts came along, he most often sides with the other four old Catholic straight white (well, except for the guy who never says anything) guys on the Supreme … Continue reading

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The hobgoblin of my little mind

Okay. I’ve never taken a constitutional law class, much less taught one, but if Obama had asked me, back in 2009, if I thought he (in the form of his Justice Department) should defend the horridly-named Defense of Marriage Act, … Continue reading

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Basta!

When even I am sick of snowblowing, it means we’ve had just about enough snow. The only good thing about it this morning is that I could see where the red fox, who visits my frozen fish pond each morning, … Continue reading

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Disconnected

Like a little kid told to clean up his room, my computer got mad at me after I organized all its bookmarks and spitefully lost its IP address. My little notebook, on the other hand, didn’t get upset at all, … Continue reading

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My ♥ Blogs

Purple Heart is an organization that has something to do with veterans and beyond that I don’t much care what they do, because they call me up every so often and offer to pick up stuff I don’t want right … Continue reading

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Bookmark OCD

I’m not sure what I’d do without my bookmarks, probably more than 100 of them, that parade down the left side of my computer screen like this: Firefox has an add-on called x-marks that stores your bookmarks in some cloud … Continue reading

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When there’s nothing to do but look at the waves

Your mind empties out. It’s too rough to read; there’s no internet or phone service; news of the world is days old. All the distractions are gone; there’s only the sea and the wind.       It’s a different … Continue reading

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Angry Valentines

So much to catch up on, and now this! (When all I really want to do is this)

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Cheeseburger in Paradise

We were barefoot and windblown (and seasick at times); we swam with turtles and giant manta rays and hung our hammocks on deserted beaches; we drank rum swizzles and ate fresh lobster and were rocked to sleep each night; and … Continue reading

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