The mass media and social media both treat elections as a sort of sporting event. One side wins, the other side loses. What will their strategies be? How will this move or that move affect the score? It’s easy to get swept away in the collective tribal frenzy and forget that this is supposed to be a forum of ideas…… Read More Thanks For the Wake-up Call, Justice Scalia
How those who occultly run things in the halls behind the halls of power must have trembled! Yet, even as they trembled, they were preparing to use fear to harness the rampaging bull and use it as an instrument of control.
… Read More Borders
“That’s really awful.” I tried blending in a banana. Still bad enough to gag a maggot.… Read More Noni, No, No, I Don’t Do That No More…
…the thirst which can never be slaked, which seeks an oasis time after time and finds instead a clear liquid which turns out to be poison…… Read More Just One More Fan Crying
I asked her to make sure she tested me for uric acid, and she told me that it was normal… Read More Gout, Drug Toxicity, PPACA
What the heck was she saying? A unicycle or a dachshund? What? … Read More Bilingual Adventures
Ecuador’s government is under pressure from decreasing oil revenues, protests over taxes and resources, climate fluctuations, and a volcanic eruption.… Read More What’s All the News About Ecuador?
“Surgery?” I squeaked, feeling a little remorseful…… Read More Medical Emergency!
“As I walked home, I saw that the Policia had doubled in number…I made a mental note to avoid walking across the park at that time of day for a while.”… Read More Trouble in Paradise
In the last post, I told the story of how my life gradually stopped working for me, and how I extricated myself from burdens that had become too heavy. My husband Steve and I were ready for the next step, but we didn’t really know what that would be. Over the two-year process of disassembling… Read More Discerning How to Start Anew