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Pleasures and Perils of Train Travel

Alyssa & Anne 7 It’s been a long time since we used a train for long distance domestic transportation.  Several trains in Europe in recent years, including regular and bullet trains in Spain in October 2009, but aside from using … 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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Islamophobia

Alyssa & Anne Lying Down 5 The Sunday NY Times profiled a New York woman, Pamela Geller, in an article that is both longish and slightly disturbing.  She describes herself as a “racist-Islamophobic-anti-Muslim-bigot,” and is the prime mover behind many … Continue reading

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Memories of Movies Past

Anne 3-24 This year is the 40th Anniversary of two totally and wildly different movies that are joined at the hip for many of us of a certain generation:  Mash and Patton.  I’ve written about this before, but the conjunction … Continue reading

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Piling On

Anne 1-3 Wolves smell blood and a pack will home in on a wounded animal in a flash. Vultures can see carrion from thousands of feet in the air. Coyotes will cooperate to down a weakened animal. When human reporters … Continue reading

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A Section 2257 Violation?

Anne 2-4 A friend recently brought to my attention a photograph on deviantART of a woman with clothespins clamped to her nipples. My friend wrote to DA, bringing it to their attention as a violation of 2257. DA’s reply is … Continue reading

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Section 2257 Interlude

Anne & Gianni in the Box 16 Interlude: “an intervening or interruptive period, space, or event.” Some might think that because the government is presently being sued by the Free Speech Coalition (Free Speech Coalition v. Holder), obligations to comply … Continue reading

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I No Longer Stoop for Pennies

Anne 3-8 Walking around the lake yesterday (yes, in 24 degree F temps), I spied a lone penny lying on the path, waiting for some soul to enrich himself with a minimum of effort. Years past, I would have stopped … Continue reading

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Returning Home

Alyssa & Anne 3 As this posts we are already three hours into our transatlantic flight home. The past two-and-one-half weeks have been fun, educational, good for the tummy, good for the eyes, and with a modicum of worthy photography … Continue reading

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The Tour Crapshoot

Alyssa & Anne 5 We’ve toured through University of Chicago alumni association on many occasions now, and the company they (and many other alumni associations) use, AHI, generally can adjust to surprises and unforeseen inconveniences during the trip (they always … Continue reading

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