Monthly Archives: September 2009

Rogue, Baby, Rogue

Some friends of mine watch Survivor, others The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Me, I follow Sarah Palin stories, for exactly the same reason. This week she announced the title of her book, “Going Rogue; an American Life.” Why “rogue?” I … Continue reading

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The Road to Zin

>Two weeks ago I went wine-tasting with friends. Of the four of us, three of have our birthdays in the same one-month period, so it seemed like a good way to celebrate. I wanted to go to the Dry Creek … Continue reading

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Magazines

When I was younger I never read magazines. The Sig-O and I invested in US News and World Report for one year. Maybe I read it twice (and it’s a weekly). Now that I’m older, and either a) busier; or … Continue reading

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Is Caliban a Bad Guy?

Well, of course he is. He’s not the bad guy, the Real Villain. One of the problems with The Tempest is that it’s hard to tell who the real Bad Guy is. Since the really bad stuff happened in the … Continue reading

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Something Rich and Strange

“Full fathom five thy father lies; Of his bones are coral made; Those are pearls that were his eyes: Nothing of him that doth fade But doth suffer a sea-change Into something rich and strange.” The Tempest The set was … Continue reading

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Fun With Homophones

Pore (v) to scrutinize, meditate on, or ponder Pour (v) to direct the flow, usually of a liquid, as from a container or over or into something. “Senators pour over Max Bacchus health care bill.” MSNBC ticker, 9/18/09.

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NaNoWriMo Starts in 6 Weeks!

It’s that time again. Soon we’ll hear the screams of football fans—oh, we’re hearing that already—the susurrus of gentle autumn rains, the rustle of fallen leaves, and the frantic clicking of hundreds of thousands of keyboards, as the NaNoWriMo community … Continue reading

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A Big Thanks to Glenn Beck!

Until he resigned from a White House job, I didn’t really know who Van Jones was. I think I had him confused with a 60s actor named Van Johnson (Yeah, I know. I’m old, okay?) I certainly didn’t know he’d … Continue reading

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Day of Caring

Sonoma County held its annual Day of Caring on September 9. Ours is always the second Wednesday in September. It provided a nice lead-in to the national Day of Service held the following Friday, September 11. This year the county … Continue reading

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Suspending Disbelief

I first heard the expression “a willing suspension of disbelief” at a science fiction convention. I was in my twenties. I didn’t get it. The words rolled around in my head but I couldn’t parse them. It took me awhile … Continue reading

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