Tag Archives: politics

American Mythos

On the Bill Press show this morning (WCPT in Chicago), the commentators were having fun with a Washington Post movie critic’s attempt to weigh in on the recent mass shooting in Isla Vista. Anne Hornaday’s target was the “frat-boy comedy,” … Continue reading

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Food (Stamps) for Thought

It’s Friday, and it’s been three weeks since the last time I made bread, which means it’s challah time (challah-day?) again. So I spent a chunk of this morning in my kitchen, happily mixing up my usual batch of challah … Continue reading

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Thoughts in a Time of War

It’s Rosh Hashanah, the New Year (if you’re Jewish), two days that celebrate the start of the year 5774. A time when people wish each other a year of sweetness, a year of blessing and peace. The wish for peace … Continue reading

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Shelley, We Hardly Knew Ye

I know why she did it. I know why Michele Bachmann won’t run for re-election in 2014. It isn’t the uphill battle she reportedly faced against Democratic candidate Jim Graves, who damned near beat the (on-fire) pants off her last … Continue reading

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Fools and Our Money

   (Warning: Today’s post is political and I’m feeling pissy. If you’re not in the mood for a liberal rant, feel free to go elsewhere. If you are, on the other hand, welcome and enjoy.) Oh, House GOP. You just … Continue reading

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Apres Moi, Le Deluge

The lake in front of my garage door is mercifully absent now, having been reabsorbed (slowly) by the saturated ground sometime during the night.  All is not well in Chicagoland, however. There is sleet outside my door this morning. Sleet! … Continue reading

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A Small Step for the Word Nerd…

  “O brave new world, that has such people in’t!” –Miranda, The Tempest, Act V, Sc. 1 Welcome to my first foray into the (for me) brave new world of blogging. As a writer with a book out (and more … Continue reading

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