Monthly Archives: January 2010

life is not fair

taylor swift is winning 37 grammys tonight. And Christine Kane is toiling in obscurity. she’s brilliant. she’ll make you cry laughing in one song and then rip your heart out in the next. She is a true storyteller, a wonderful … Continue reading

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the hazards of living with an artist

mo is feverishly painting on a table next to the computer table. amid her scattered paints, i’m sitting here looking at a large tube labeled “Aquapasto.” i’m thinking it sounds like the perfect hydration/carb gel combination. she points out that … Continue reading

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just another week on the job

anne, my chainsaw-wielding niece, camps at bright angel campground at the grand canyon. using crampons and some poles she just snagged at the salvation army in flagstaff, she hikes 3 1/2 miles up the perilously snowy north kaibab trail each … Continue reading

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all about me

“If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was born and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, … Continue reading

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state of the union smackdown. almost

want to improve state of the union ratings? have the president of the united states and a supreme court justice wage a fistfight. we sere soooooo close. the supremes sit within pouncing distance of the prez at the sotu. alito’s … Continue reading

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i want to be the tv traffic person

you come on every morning and say “looks like it’s slow and go on the interstate. might want to leave a little early.” i could do this job. In a somewhat related note, brother R points out that niece A, … Continue reading

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truth in advertising

upon reading the fine print today, i discovered that there are no actual pandas in Panda Puffs. this seems misleading at best and outright deceptive at worst. i get this same feeling reading the new harvard research findings that running … Continue reading

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