Category Archives: Food, Wine, Cooking & Restaurants

Three Ideas 15 Apologies for being less than diligent in adding to this blog.  Daughter Emily and her boyfriend have been here since Saturday, plus I continue to plow through Mother’s effects. As to the former distraction, we dined at … Continue reading

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Ashley & Brandi 2-32 Ruler of the Queen’s Navee Department Saw the Guthrie’s revisionist version of Gilbert & Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore yesterday evening.  Pinafore as a Busby Berkeley musical.  Overall enjoyable, although one had to get used to the jazzing-up … Continue reading

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If It’s Not Lemonade Stands, It’s Something Else

Cherry More from the worlds of incipient libertarianism and absurdity: From our own Minnesota backyard, a resident of Mankato (small city about an hour south of Minneapolis) was fined and jailed for replacing shingles on his house without first removing … Continue reading

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For Foodies and Winos

Heather Two nice, upbeat articles from yesterday’s NY Times. The first is about a young woman who fell in love with cheese, the taste, the making, and now the selling, to the extent that she has one of the best … Continue reading

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War on Photography Snippets

Heather I’ve written previously of D.C. police wrongful detention of Jerome Vorus, and of the ACLU lawsuit on his behalf challenging the police department’s unlawful actions, if not policies. Now comes a useful video of a ReasonTV interview with Vorus.  … Continue reading

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In the U.S., Anyone Can Grow Up to be President …

Sensual Abigail … even those with no respect for the Constitution and who would oppress minorities. Michele Bachmann’s latest outrage.  She has signed Iowa’s FAMiLY Leader‘s “The Marriage Vow: A Declaration of Dependence upon MARRIAGE and FAMILY,” a 14 bullet … Continue reading

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War on Photography Update

Meg in a Box 34 The War on Photography seems to have had a resurgence in the past three weeks.  Herewith, in summary form, a number of incidents as reported by Carlos Millier on Pixiq: Gregory Grice, a railfan, was … Continue reading

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Catie & the Bed 4 Homeland Security on the Rampage Department Three stories: First, two thousand elderly British cruise ship visitors to America are treated as if they are harboring the successor to bin Laden. TSA has descended on the … Continue reading

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Intensity 7-9 As senior member of our little group of wine aficionados and collectors, it’s always fun when someone younger reaches one of those magic birthdays and provides everyone an excuse for a party.  So it was for friend Elaine, … Continue reading

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Better Than Sex?

Brooke & Erin 2-6 Stephen Hawking, when asked during a lecture in Arizona at the Origins Project about the special joys of scientific discovery: “I wouldn’t compare it to sex,” he said in his computerized voice, “but it lasts longer.” … Continue reading

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