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Erin Arrived home yesterday at 6 p.m., after 11 hours 40 minutes driving.  Only three stops — a rest stop before crossing the Mackinac Bridge, drive-through Burger King lunch in Manistique (Upper Peninsula), and gas stop in Menominee (Michigan), where … Continue reading

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Daddy, We Hardly Knew Ya

Erin (No, this is not a 9/11 post, although the date and title might lead you to think otherwise.) Ellsworth Haynes.  Born 1909.  Died 1975, of his second heart attack.  Left my mother widowed for thirty-six years, more than 1/3 … 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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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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Road Trip!

Erin 3-17 Wrote this last night from North Platte, Nebraska, where we stayed overnight on our way to Anderson Ranch Art Center in Snowmass, Colorado.  This will be an extended trip, the first portion of which will include two workshops, … Continue reading

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Intensity 7-9 As senior member of our little group of wine aficionados and collectors, it’s always fun when someone younger reaches one of those magic birthdays and provides everyone an excuse for a party.  So it was for friend Elaine, … 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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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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Training the American Citizen

Erin’s Valediction Like me, many of you have experienced the frustrating but fascinating job of training a dog. Such wonderful animals, carefree and joyful at their best, sulky and even mean at their worst, but — beginning as they do … Continue reading

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Brooke & Erin 4-5 Daring to Criticize TSA Department Speaking of Christmas and travel — as I did two days ago — here’s a little story about TSA harassing a pilot who dared to expose their security theater.  Just to … Continue reading

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