Category Archives: memorial

Inauguration Day

In 2004, I wasn’t very interested in politics. I’m still not, I should add, but then? Much less so. But I watched the speeches and other events out of duty. It only makes sense to be informed – to, dare … Continue reading

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God speed, John Glenn

I HATE THIS YEAR. I hate it more than I ever thought possible. There have been a lot of years of late for which December 31 came with a vicious Good riddance – but this? I would cheerfully burn the … Continue reading

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15 years ago this morning

Can Sept. 11 ever be just another day? No, and we shouldn’t let it.

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30 years ago today

Thirty years…  And I still can’t watch the footage, or look at the images of the vapor trails without flinching. Thirty years.   mission specialist Ellison S. Onizuka Teacher in Space Participant Sharon Christa McAuliffe Payload Specialist Greg Jarvis Mission … Continue reading

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Fourteen years

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“Robin Williams can’t be dead.”

I’m far from the only one feeling that way. (CNN) — Most of the shock that resounds after hearing that Robin Williams died Monday comes from its utter implausibility. How could Robin Williams, of all people, just stop breathing, moving … Continue reading

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Breaking news is never good…

Well, sometimes it is, but then I get a little annoyed – you broke into whatever I was watching to tell me that? Tonight they broke into Jeopardy, which resulted in, first, a flash of irritation (for obvious reasons), and … Continue reading

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Apropos of Nothing

The Father Brown Mysteries just ended, “The Wrong Shape” – can I just say how unspeakably perfect and wonderful this series is? Father Brown is a magnificent character, and I adore Mark Williams (I mean, I already did, and now … Continue reading

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Remembering

Remembering all those who died – and, at the moment, especially Frank De Martini and Pablo Ortiz. Port Authority employees on the 88th floor of the North Tower, they saw everyone on their floor on their way to safety, and … Continue reading

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The winter isn’t quite so full of discontent, suddenly

I’ve been lucky enough to be able to follow the exciting Richard III news on Goodreads; heaven knows American news has been doing diddly all with it, so the Ricardians and Plantagenet fans online were where I learned about the … Continue reading

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