Month: November 2007

why we call it fall, via Shirl


.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } why we call it fall, originally uploaded by Aunt Owwee. This is a picture taken by my friend Shirl, whose blog is over there on the left hand side of this page. I simply couldn’t resist the bright yellows and vermillion.

Thursday night at the movies


Today was the first really cold day of winter; I’m certain that the thermometer went below 32 degrees. We are all huddled for warmth now in the TV room, watching Ninotchka together as a family. This is good: a funny movie, my immediate family, and to top it off, Peter’s little chihuahua runs around, being incredibly silly. Next movie up: Grand Theft Parsons. The film wasn’t made in 1939 (the alleged best year ever in […]

The Left and their Anti-Semitism

Current Affairs

Golly, who would have thought? The Left is anti-semitic. Not only that, their anti-semitism has had an impact. Via Dissent Magazine Anti-Semitism and the Left that Doesn’t Learn By Mitchell Cohen (online) A DETERMINED offensive is underway. Its target is in the Middle East, and it is an old target: the legitimacy of Israel. Hezbollah or Hamas are not the protagonists, the contested terrains are not the Galilee and southern Lebanon or southern Israel and […]

Almost a year


It’s less than a month away from my first anniversary as a cancer survivor. I remember wondering at what point I could call myself a survivor; the answer was, right away, but I still held off calling myself that until after my surgery. Today, I come full circle, and start finding a way I’m going to work towards spreading cancer awareness. How? More on that later, as it develops. I do not count rainy weather […]

The eleventh

Current Affairs

The eleventh day of the eleventh month at the eleventh hour: Armistice. World War I ended. Except that they didn’t call the conflict “World War I” at the time. It was “The Great War,” or my personal favorite, “The War to End All Wars.” But it couldn’t end all wars — the retributions and punishments heaped upon Germany only made it easy for Hitler to take complete power in 1933. So the desire for Germany’s […]

Home was waiting


Home was waiting for me when I got back here. I missed this place, but now I miss Boulder just as much. Peter forgot to tell us that the refrigerator broke down, “oh, some time last week.” At least I have a task for tomorrow. I just wish the refrigerator’s inside didn’t smell like a dead squirrel. No, there was no dead squirrel in there; I looked. Back now to deciding which to read first, […]

Out West: the bronzes

art, etc. / memory

Since Frederic Remington saw fit to cast bronzes, my father saw it as a responsibility, of a sort, to have a couple of them around. One of them used to stand on the square oak table in the barroom where I did all of my homework until I was in high school. The figure, a cowboy on a bucking bronco, had a whip in his outstretched arm. By the time I was in high school, […]