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Study In Natural History On The Jackson Farm

Mayla Another story from my great-grandfather’s youth: It seems as though there never was such an opportunity for the study of wild life as there was in the summer of 1867, especially in the hay field. There was no limit … Continue reading

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I Want …

Mayla’s Torso 19 … a hot fudge sundae.  A California burger and french fries.  Risotto cooked with Gorgonzola cheese.  Southern fried chicken.  Fettuccine Alfredo.  Sole meuniere.  Eggs Benedict.  Cinnamon french toast slathered with butter and maple syrup. Fat.  Sugar.  Carbs.  … Continue reading

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Mayla’s Torso 38 Riptide of Lies Department Can’t think of much more that might be said of this popular YouTube video, except laugh and applaud the ingenuity: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpYIKF1wuyE&hl=en_US&fs=1&] ———————— What Rights in Britain Department An important and useful summary of … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Mayla’s Torso 35 (No, not the one just above.) Put yourself in this guy’s shoes: You are driving along in Virginia. You see a worthy photo subject (a rusting locomotive) and stop to take a picture, spending a minimum of … Continue reading

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Depressing Letters Home

Mayla’s Torso 9 Despite their public bravado, and the uninformed posturing of their king (“once these rebels have felt a smart blow, they will submit”), it appears that British authorities actually on site were more pessimistic — in 1776. This … Continue reading

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You May Photograph; Just Don’t Photograph Too Much

Mayla & the Chair 12 Notices may be found posted on Chicago Transit Authority property and trains that ask passengers to report to CTA authorities if they observe: Unattended packages Someone acting suspiciously A non-CTA employee on tracks Noxious smells … Continue reading

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Apocalypse Now

Mayla 2-19 Ever wonder what life in a U.S. city would be like in the wake of a devastating catastrophe (earthquake, terrorist nuclear explosion, etc.)? Look at Port-au-Prince in the wake of the Haitian earthquake. Infrastructure destroyed, people made homeless, … Continue reading

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Must See Opera

Susan Running 6 Anthony Tommasini reviewed the Met’s new Carmen production in yesterday’s NY Times. He writes enthusiastically of the director’s conception and how it’s carried off. Just consider the review’s final paragraph: [T]his is Mr. Eyre’s triumph. In only … Continue reading

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Mixing Health and Religion

Mayla 1-32 Yesterday’s NY Times reported efforts by Christian Scientists, one of the weirder of the Christian sects (and there are many that are weird), to get written into the health reform legislation use of taxpayer money to “encourage private … Continue reading

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When It is Simply Too Cold

Für Elise 1 Patricia and I instituted a new walking regimen Thursday, which we tried to repeat yesterday. Nope — we got about 200 yards before turning around. As I said to her as we went out the door, the … Continue reading

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