Monthly Archives: October 2010

Amateur Hour

Rikki 13 Fortunately for our own Tea Partier and malapropism-spewing congresswoman, Michele Bachmann, the number of idiots running for the House and Senate (seemingly, especially the Senate) this year seems to be at an all-time high.  Lots of distraction.  Normally, … Continue reading

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How Quickly We Forget

Christine Does anyone remember John Ashcroft?  Were you one who, like me, concluded that many of his actions as Attorney General bordered on police state tactics?  (And that’s leaving aside that his Justice Department championed the revisions to 18 U.S.C. … Continue reading

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This Leaves No Doubt

Donna Returns 24 It has been months — even years — coming, but at last we have unmistakable admission by the federal government of a right that I and many others have believed to be inviolate:  to photograph nearly any … Continue reading

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Lake Harriet Journal

Donna Redux 11 With Autumn solidly defining Lake Harriet in hues of gold, red and brown, and Winter just around the corner, I want to recapitulate my Lake Harriet walks by presenting some of my favorite images from the summer … Continue reading

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Hearty Burgundy Days

Anne in Bed 4 When I came of drinking age, once I got beyond the slightly sinful thrill of buying my own pint of Jim Beam (or — a favorite date drink — Southern Comfort, which became a “Scarlett O’Hara” … Continue reading

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The Master Butchers Singing Club

Allison Just a brief note to say, if you are within driving distance of Minneapolis and you’ve not yet seen The Master Butchers Singing Club at the Guthrie, reserve tickets and go see it.  Based on the book by Louise … Continue reading

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Cautious Re-entry

Lauren at Home I’ve decided to touch a toe back into the nude photography shtick.  A very comely young lady who I had originally approached ten months ago got back in touch to say she had decided to open up … Continue reading

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Last Step Into Full Senior-hood

Meg & Josh 3-43 As this posts, I’m about to depart to visit a sales rep at Blue Cross Blue Shield to discuss (and probably sign up for) the various Medicare supplement plans that will cover my medical needs the … Continue reading

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Brooke with PVC 17 “I Will Not Sign This” Department Trip to the dentist yesterday for teeth cleaning.  That’s all well and fine, and a prophylactic procedure that is necessarily engaged in, although personally I think a six-month checkup at … Continue reading

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Filming the Abstract

Ashley 32 Let me propose:  in the development of law, and especially of our most important constitutional protections, the course of history shows that the most abstract of protections have taken the longest to come to full bloom.  Foremost among … Continue reading

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