The View From Wheaten Hill

A Dog Lover's Attempt To Remain Plugged-In Out In The Exurbs


October 01
Ungemach, in German, roughly means disquieting, but I am really just a middle-aged, gay, Libran, living in the bucolic exurbs, with a number of dogs, just a sort of gay soccer mom in the midst of canine chaos.


Ungemach's Links
SEPTEMBER 6, 2012 1:33PM

And The Word Is Arithmetic!


One word from a political convention can stand out. Such a word can help carry the mood well beyond that week.

This year's RNC Convention left us with nothing memorable (other than Mr. Get-Off-My-Lawn talking schtick to an empty chair), but, four years ago, THE word from the/
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NOVEMBER 10, 2011 4:55PM

We Are Penn State!

Penn State students marched in protest last night, destroying a news van, and making it resoundingly clear their thoughts about the firing of legendary football coach Joe Paterno.  Chants of “we are Penn State” were heard, a mantra of reassurance of all that seems to represent what i/… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 15, 2011 6:20PM

The American Spirit, RIP?



“that we shall be as a city upon a hill…”





About 380 years ago John Winthrop said to his followers,Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 10, 2011 7:29PM

A Bright Sunny Day In Manhattan In 2001

It was a bright, still, sunny day, a condition that my friends and I used to call earthquake weather when I lived in northern California; it was much like the weather in San Francisco on the day of the Loma Prieta earthquake.


I was meandering through my typical morning routine,Read full post »

pin the tail on the donkey 

Romney Pants (voted most likely to smash his father's Italian sports car in his senior year of high school) decided it was safe to come out against the Family Leader Pledge, but only after candidates with balls stated their case against it, first. Winner!

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Mom on her First Holy Communion
There was a wide, worn, dirt path between our road and the Boston Post Road where the ice machine used to be, and she decided that we should take the station wagon over it; I tend to think that we did it more than once.
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MARCH 25, 2011 8:46PM

The Zen Of Home Buying

As a realtor, I have worked with many buyers who have limited time to find a house. Unfortunately, there have been fewer of them in the last two years! But, as one of my high school teachers always used to say, be that as it may! Some of these buyers are… Read full post »

MARCH 25, 2011 4:02PM

The New Critical Period (?)

“The Critical Period in American History” refers to a time right after the ratification of the Articles of Confederation in 1781, until the adoption of the U.S. Constitution in 1787. The Articles of Confederation, our first “Constitution,” created strong state governments… Read full post »