JUNE 25, 2008 8:12PM


With television, we all managed to live in the same neighborhoods, wherever we were.  We all sat by the same flickering fire, envisioning the same heroes and villains, caught in a spell of common imagination.  Millions of people listening to the same folk tales.

That is awesome. &nbs… Read full post »

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JUNE 23, 2008 4:36PM

The Deal

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 So this is how it happened.

I drove straight past the Chic-Fil-A and went to the IHOP and ordered the Never-ending Stack o' Pancakes.

I knew something was wrong immediately.

Two weeks later I am in the doctor's office with my husband who attends these strategy sessions wit… Read full post »

JUNE 23, 2008 3:39PM

Philosophy: Skinspace

 "Marie felt obliged to accommodate the Remora*, but she still resented the intrusion"

Here is an interesting spin on the right to life.

The right to anything begins and ends at the skin level.  Where I stop and air starts is the extent to which I have a… Read full post »

JUNE 22, 2008 11:57PM

Culinaria: Tasty

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This is about:

  • going vegetarian but still really missing bacon when you smell it
  • would a meat eating part fish want to have sex and rescue an overboard sailor, or would they look more like lunch
  • how some men assume that women must be interested in them/
  • Read full post »
JUNE 19, 2008 12:11AM

Culinaria: Diet Drinks

For people trying to avoid sugar, for any reason, you basicly get an option of 1 in the fast and medium food worlds.

Applebe's, Ruby Tuesday, Olive Garden, etc. all give you the same options: water, unsweetened tea, or the house diet soda.  Some foods cry out for soda… Read full post »

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JUNE 18, 2008 10:38PM

Culinaria: Pot Stickers

BBQ Beef Pot Stickers

pot stickers

 1 cipolline onion, minced or 1 shallot, minced

1tsp  garlic paste

1tsp  chili paste

1tsp  ginger paste

1 Tbs brown sugar

1 Tbs soy sauce

2 Tbs Hoisin sauce

1/2 cup cooked brown rice

1/2 lb 96 % lean ground beef

Combine all ingredient… Read full post »

JUNE 18, 2008 6:06PM

Monsieur's Four du Jour


 four persona

Margot * Qi Bai'Shi * Leonardo * Cleopatra Read full post »

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JUNE 15, 2008 6:53PM


  • Rose-red 
card pom


  • Busted
pomdtl pottery painting 
  • Hot and Humid
pomegranates hot 
  • Autumn Harvest
 pomegranates wet
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JUNE 12, 2008 4:04PM


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As I was driving with my traditional, conservative Mother-in-Law, we passed the local Shriners lodge.  I said under my breath, "Damn Shriners," an almost sub-conscious reflex for me.

She was surprised.  But in a feeling of openness that is not always my way with her, I decid… Read full post »

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JUNE 12, 2008 9:23AM

Know Fat Chicks, ten things

As a woman who has decided to forego the pressure to be thin and just live my life as if it doesn't matter, I can say that fat is ok.

Full discolosure:  I am 5'8", a size 16-18, XL, blonde, and pretty.  Think of a white Queen Latifah, breasts,… Read full post »

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JUNE 10, 2008 12:55PM

Culinaria: Sweet Tea

We don't even ask for sweet tea.  If the tea is not sweet, at least a little, it is hot tea, or chinese tea.

And southerners rarely drink hot chinese tea.

It never really gets cold here, you see.  In the winter, 50 degrees is freezing cold.  Still no warrent… Read full post »

JUNE 7, 2008 7:44PM

Hillary's Perfect Storm

We just watched a woman navigate a hurricane and arrive in port with her whole crew intact.  It was a perfect storm indeed.  More on that after some thoughts. 

There is always some perfectly rational justification for not promoting women. Otherwise people that mind the bus… Read full post »

JUNE 3, 2008 8:30PM

10 things ala Sally


1.  I can throw 30 pots in one hour and can easily throw one 50 lb pot in one hour.  I fire wood, electric, raku, and chimney kilns that I have designed, built, and repaired myself.

2.  I went to a special high school for science and math… Read full post »

The difference that makes no difference is no difference.

This longstanding sci-fi meme is coming to play for me more days than not.  Between the election,  other biological arguments, the idea of fatness as a stigma, and the cultural ramifications of widowhood, I am aghast at the sh… Read full post »

JUNE 2, 2008 4:37PM

Caucus v Primary

One thing that I noted when the election had me interested, was that there is a distinction between a caucus and a primary.  It is a distinction that does not bode well to the angels of our better natures.

I brought it up at length with my husband in February… Read full post »

MAY 30, 2008 2:50PM

Culinaria: 1-2-3 pasta

1-2-3 Pasta

Requires about 5 minutes to prepare 1 day ahead


For 1 cup of flour:

1 egg

2 tablespoons olive oil

3 tablespoons water

Combine to a sticky dough, place in ziploc,  and chill overnight.

Roll out using as much flour as needed to keep pin free… Read full post »

MAY 26, 2008 5:14PM

Men pee funny


I am taken aback at the strange posit in a long thread about politics that women and men are identical.  Or that they should be treated as such in the world of politics.

I am accused of saying that a woman is not actualized except by giv… Read full post »

MAY 25, 2008 3:29AM

Real Change Isn't Funny

 I was accused of not being funny and easy to talk to as I had indicated in my Bio.  I changed it to reflect that I am easy to talk to "in person" and that I am "frequently" funny, for the sake of truthiness.   But it got me to… Read full post »

When Bill, her husband, was running in NC, Jesse Helms told him in a public comment that he would need a bodyguard if he came to North Carolina.  This was particularly stupid because BC was already FROM the south in the first place and he was weclomed by quite… Read full post »