Category Archives: memorial

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 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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I lost my best friend today

Daisy was sort of the ultimate impulse buy. I guess it was twelve years ago my mother and I went into Petco because a girl I worked with had her dog there to have his picture taken with Santa. I … Continue reading

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There’s only one subject for today

Heather Ordover, someone I admire and have come to care about through her podcasts, was there eleven years ago; she writes about it here. There are also heart-wrenching accounts from her students. I wasn’t there. I was at work a … Continue reading

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For shame, NBC…

This is going to be a bit of a departure from the norm of this blog, but I have smoke coming out of my ears and I need to say something about it. For whatever it’s worth, I’ve sent a … Continue reading

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RIP Sally Ride

It’s being reported that the first American woman in space, Sally Ride, died today. She was 61. Go with thanks, ma’am.

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Anne Frank

Today would have been Anne Frank’s 83rd birthday, and is seventy years from that day her parents gave her a red plaid diary. Over two years ago PBS aired a new retelling of her story, and this was my response, … Continue reading

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This time last year

The weather was a little different a year ago. We had snow last year.  So much snow, starting right after Christmas.  Snowdrifts were over my head.  It was a nightmare.  I posted these pictures January 27, 2011: Today? It was … Continue reading

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