Monthly Archives: January 2011

Is 2257 a Paper Tiger?

Pregnant Joy 4 I’ve spent a little time recently researching online porn sites.  (No, I’ll not be providing links.)  Now, the dedicated, subscription hard core porn stuff, especially those purveying videos, have accompanying Section 2257 notices as is required by … Continue reading

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Am I the Best?

Body Viewpoint 6-9a I include a line in many of the approaches I make to models who newly announce their presence on Model Mayhem:  “For fine art nudes, I’m the best in the Twin Cities ….”  Now, admittedly, it’s a … Continue reading

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Starts Bad, Gets Better

Shelley 18 Four items lead off today.  The first is the most troubling.  If you follow such things, you will remember that just before Christmas the Catholic diocese in Phoenix had forbidden St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center from identifying … Continue reading

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Three Felonies a Day (How the Feds Target the Innocent)

Pistol at Home That’s the title and subtitle of a provocative book by attorney Harvey Silvergate.  The premise, that “[t]he average professional in this country wakes up in the morning, goes to work, comes home, eats dinner, and then goes … Continue reading

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Sarah 14 When we leave for more than a few days, I turn down the heat, from 68 to 55.  Turns out that, at least in the depth of winter, it is a false economy.  Temps here while we were … Continue reading

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1 in 40, 1 in 39, 1 in 37, 1 in 21, 1 in 9

Brannagh 21 Any guesses what these odds refer to? They are the chances of reaching age 100 for, respectively, newborn babies, teenagers, 50, 80 and 90 year-olds. Sunday, my mother beat the odds. That’s what I was busy doing the … Continue reading

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Brooke’s Exercise 1 Busy today, so nothing I’m afraid. ————————– The first in a series letting Brooke do some modeling “exercises.”

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Sarah Things being done and to do the next few days.  Posts may be erratic and/or curtailed. I did want to bring you this, however: ————————– One Plus One Equals Twenty Department A well-considered NY Times Op-Ed by gun supporter … Continue reading

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Lauren & Net 11 “When Free Speech Isn’t Really Free” Department That’s the article title on the ACLU blog.  The article surveys the state of intimidating governmental surveillance of citizens exercising free speech rights.  Check out the state-by-state list of … Continue reading

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“Have You Ever Smoked Marijuana?”

Catie at the Wall 8 With the Supreme Court unanimous decision yesterday that government contractors must answer in full ever more intimate questions delving into their personal lives, can the day be far off when everyone will be required to … Continue reading

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