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Tidbits

Brooke Tidbits from my grandmother’s and others’ letters in the 1940s: Shades of “1941″! Letter from Aunt Barbara to her parents, December 9, 1941: “So glad we didn’t move to San Francisco! I can scarcely believe that Japanese planes were … Continue reading

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A Busy Day, Yesterday

Brooke Medley 14 Fascinating and productive session yesterday with model Heather.  She works well with my style of photography, and in fact some of what we did will look very much like the photo up top of this post.  Her … Continue reading

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Brooke & Erin 4-2 We made it to Lexington, Nebraska, yesterday evening, and as this posts are well on our way into eastern Nebraska. Dinner last night in Lexington was takeout from one of the two local Chinese restaurants.  Largely … Continue reading

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Whittling Away at the Fourth Amendment

Brooke’s Fashion 1 In another decision that narrows protections of the Fourth Amendment, the U.S. Supreme Court has once again opened the door to police entries into citizens’ homes.  The decision is a narrow one, but all it takes is … 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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Brooke’s Slippers 12 No Regrets Department Interesting to follow the various crocodile-tear infested commentaries that purport to regret, to one degree or another, the targeted assassination that took out bin Laden.  One of the better and better argued examples is … Continue reading

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Brooke Medley 9 Happy Mother’s Day, all (well, anyway, to those of you like Lin who in fact deserve the appellation)!  I’ll be calling my own mother, in her 101st year, around noon today, catching her as usual as she … Continue reading

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The War on Travel

Brooke & Erin 6-8 After following several threads of this story for some time, I’ve concluded:  the United States Government is engaged — wittingly or unwittingly — in a concerted War on Travel.  More precisely, a War on the Right … Continue reading

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A Scintilla of Hope

Brooke’s Portrait 17 A Muslim woman who was detained, handcuffed, separated from her daughter, her car searched, and otherwise violated by U.S. Immigration officials at a Buffalo, N.Y./Canada border crossing, has been given the green light by the U.S. Court … Continue reading

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Do You Remember Coercion?

Brooke’s Portrait 27 I’ve harped now and again about the crime of coercion, as it relates especially to thick-necked cops or private security dunderheads who threaten to have you arrested if you don’t stop photographing or delete photos you’ve already … Continue reading

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