WTF?

Texas spiders, September 22-23, 2015

Yesterday morning a Green Lynx spider attacked the last of the three Zipper spiders who had webs on the kitchen side of the cabin. I saw a commotion out of the corner of my eye but it was still dark and I didn’t quite catch on to what was happening, and by the time I...

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Marco Polo en Français

I have taken to heart a friend’s reminder that watching films or television in a foreign language is a great way to learn that language. I devoured Netflix's Marco Polo. Stunning visuals: Night sky Burning sparrows returning home as a strategy of war Lone rider...

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Paris prep

Pondering all that was and was not in Texas, and the effect of my leaving. I miss the moon, but I am glad to be on my way. First thing in the suitcase is always the indispensable Michelin Plan de Paris, bestowing upon its user superpowers of navigation.

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The All American Shootout

New rule for Lone Gunmen Terrorists: they are not allowed to wear bulletproof vests. It's just not sporting. The Good Samaritans deserve a fair shot. And yes, "Good Samaritan" is the expression used to describe the neighbor who got his gun and went after the Texas...

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Civic virtues, 1

Civic virtue 1: know the opposition. Know their positions, know what motivates them, know what is underneath the lies (because yes all politicians lie), know what gets under their skin, and above all, never underestimate them. When I can stand it, I visit FoxNews...

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Cowards and liars

It is kind of a relief after all these years feeling ashamed at how cowardly and spineless the Dems were, to find out that part of that cowardly outward appearance was in fact that mainstream Dems supported right wing economic policies. It hadn't occurred to me. And...

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Milo, you incredibly ignorant slut…

Thank you, Chevy Chase! We miss you, Jane Curtin! Where are you, Lorraine Newman? We could use one of your polls about now... It was a relief to see Milo Yiannopoulos on Bill Maher this week. He was pretty pathetic. Transparently needy. Yes, a twit, as Bill Maher...

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We will not be disappointed by Trump

For those of us left of center, who have been disappointed over and over again by Democratic administrations who promise change and deliver no change, at least we will not be disappointed by the Trump administration. It is exceeding expectations for awful at every...

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