Monthly Archives: November 2012

Cloud Atlas, the Book

“… and only as you gasp your dying breath shall you understand, your life amounted to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean!” “Yet what is any ocean but a multitude of drops?” * “So who’s expired in … Continue reading

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Stop Scaring Grandma! Health Care Reform and Medicare

On the heels of the election and John Boehner’s grudging acknowledgement that the Patient Rights and Affordable Healthcare Act (health care reform) is “the law of the land,” Newsmax, purveyor of the highest quality right-wing pseudo-news (they also cure arthritis … Continue reading

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Election Night 2012

“Are you an observer?” At least three people asked me that. “No, I’m a volunteer.”  I arrived at the Registrar of Voters office half an hour early. They didn’t quite know what to do with me. At seven in the … Continue reading

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Cloud Atlas, the Movie

Cloud Atlas is a movie with six stories in it. It is two hours and 44 minutes long. About two-thirds of the way in, during a part of the story looks like a 1970s action flick, Halle Berry, standing by … Continue reading

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Days of Blood and Starlight

My review of Laini Taylor’s sequel to Daughter of Smoke and Bone is posted at Fanlit.

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Celery-Mint Martini

Rosemary hired a professional bartender named Lupe when they opened the full bar. The weekend we were there, Lupe created two specialty martinis. One was chocolate (not so original) and the other was celery-mint. When I heard one of the … Continue reading

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The Enchanted Workshop

Eric Black is one of the two original owners (and original builder) of St Orre’s. Rosemary Campiformio joined the original duo several months later and she’s run the kitchen even since. Lately, though, she runs more and more of the … Continue reading

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