Catch 22

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Catch 22 waving bye to me not long before I fled the theater my first viewing Several times last week I had an almost, not-quite exchange with laizzes-faire “well, this is unacceptable so certainly it will be taken care of blitheness”, variation of a too nonchalant “this too shall pass” which left me disoriented, sapped of strength, as if the …

For Tri-City, Washington State People – Pancake House 1967

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Everyone else can say, “What do I care about an old pancake house!” and move along. This is the pancake house on George Washington Highway, 1967, in Richland, Washington. I loved that pancake house. We took a picture of it when we were leaving Richland because it was one of the favored places where the family went out to eat …

One day, Bill Frist went out to buy some shoes…

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Oh, I am so in love. I can’t believe this. Picked the story up from Sarah Lee’s at Dkos. Frist goes shoe shopping at Allen Edmonds and Americans United to Protect Social Security and the Campaign for America’s Future ambush him for debate. In the meanwhile Frist is double parked and holding up traffic and gets ticketed! Thank you! Delightful …

But why wouldn’t they like you if they have nice puppets?

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So, horror of horrors, I had just finished doing the “Hell, located, described and measured according to Dominionist Policitical Science” cartoon, and I go in to be with H.o.p. and there he has on the television, gasp, Trinity Broadcasting Network and he is watching because it’s “Mr. Henry’s Wild and Wacky World” and Mr. Henry has puppets. H.o.p. loves puppets. …

Growing up in the shadow of Mt. Fuji

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The UN nuclear arms conference began on Monday. The countdown to midnight has been moved forward again to 7 minutes to midnight, the same setting as when the clock debuted 55 years ago. Picture on right: Hanford B reactor, source of the plutonium for Fatman. Source: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/trinity/articles/part1.html In 1960 I was three years old and we lived on a street …

Not a pet. Dinner

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Ten pounds of these suckers went into crawfish pie that we ate and gave away to friends. One went to a Russian guitarist friend. Said he grew up eating crawfish, that they were all over Kiev. When he was traveling with the circus, when they would go to a new town, he’d walk into a store and call out, “Kids, …

Cobalt Skink

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A friend of mine has begun blogging at Cobalt Skink. She writes some beautiful things. A nice meditation today on weeding brambles, horror vacuui, making space and space being filled. My son is telling me about majogos which are bugs that like to eat hair, which make everything unfurry and unhairy again. He asks if hippos have hair and why …