Category Archives: Politics

Google’s at it Again!

Amanda I went to use Google yesterday and found an announcement of their digital image search feature.  It thought, great!  Initially, I used it to see if anyone had uploaded and identified some of those 19th century photographs of unnamed … Continue reading

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Closer My God to Thee

Erin M On my way to Michigan today.  A twelve-hour drive, with a few breaks.  This is the third time doing it in as many months, the last time (as those who are regular readers will remember) having been for … Continue reading

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Samantha Hope everyone enjoys their Labor Day today. On the home front here, I’ve gotten through all the materials brought home from my mother’s, separating photos to be sent to families, reading the year-s and decades- and in some cases … Continue reading

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Edith Really Bad Day Department Take video of building.  Piss off security guard.  Security guard claims you threatened to blow up the building.  Police surround and arrest you.  Grand jury indicts you.  You could go to prison for five years. … Continue reading

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Death Thoughts

Meg in a Box 28 As mentioned in Sunday’s entry, posts may be sporadic or abbreviated for awhile.  The reason is a trip to northern Michigan to await the death of my mother, in the short term inevitable for some … Continue reading

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Paige 19 Back to back sessions, plus another scheduled for Monday, so I’ve been a little busy. God, last night it was 83° at 11 p.m.  Grateful for A/C.  Wishing this summer would become reasonable — I miss our nighttime … Continue reading

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I Love David Brooks

Erin & Green 16 David Brooks’s conservatism is one with which I can nearly agree.  Moreover, as opposed to many who wear the conservative label, he’s intelligent, well-read, and not at all reluctant to chastise his fellow-travelers when the occasion … Continue reading

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A Large Bottle of Catchup

Andrea I’ve got my wifi back.  Actually, I’m off wifi altogether and instead Ethernet-wired into the Internet.  Very definitely an improvement.  (For two days we were at my 100 year-old mother’s house in northern Michigan, and, needless to say, her … Continue reading

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More on Privacy

Angelique 1-15 I wrote three days ago about a new book coming from Daniel Solove entitled Nothing to Hide: The False Tradeoff Between Privacy and Security.  Now comes an interview with Solove appearing in the ACLU blog, in which he … Continue reading

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Love Letter

Lindsey & the Statues 6 Patricia and I saw a love letter to Paris yesterday.   Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris. To me, perhaps shy only of Annie Hall, it is Allen’s best movie.  Certainly from the standpoint of sheer entertainment.  … Continue reading

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