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Knee Blog, part deux: In the hospital

Sat. 6/23

Night melts into day with Bobby at my bedside--he arrived late last. night--and a rather insipid breakfast: since I did okay on ice chips last night, I get two jellos and an apple juice. No sooner do I…

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Happy New Year--an unusual resolution

Oh, great. Just as I got used to writing "2011" on all my checks, now it's 2012.  Good thing I am writing less of them these days (thank you, PayPal and automatic payment plans).   So I was thinking--what resolutions am…

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Tax, Lies and Videotape--Political Mythbusters to the Rescue!

Okay, there really isn't "videotape." I mentioned it so the title would scan.  But there are plenty of lies being blithely spread these days about taxes, spending, debt and deficits. And the way what passes for political discourse works these…

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Calling all wine geeks: an experiment

Wine Geek glassware experiment

Had some time on my hands, and admitted to myself that I (mea culpa) occasionally drop some coin on extremely discretionary stuff. One of my hobbies is wine, and over the years we've been married (40…

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Life Lessons: Early Morning Musings

Yes, you read correctly: "early morning." I am actually awake early in the morning. Of course, that is because I tried to get to sleep late at night without success. Part of the reason is, of course, that I woke…

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Discourse or Disgust?

I have decided, for my part, to keep my rhetoric civil. "Civility," by the definition of the misinformed extremists who caused the "Civility Project" (GOP-founded, whose "civility promise" was signed by only four brave persons: two Republicans, one Independent, and…

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Halting the Hating--a correction

A correction, indeed.....of my invective in the previous post. Watching the Tucson memorial service tonight, and listening to Pres. Obama's heartrending and inspiring speech, I have indeed been shamed out of exploiting this tragedy as an excuse to play the…

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Halting the Hating to Help the Healing--why the heck not?

 

Regardless of whether the Tucson shooter was a Giffords-obsessed psychotic loner; regardless of who first started spouting the hate-and-violence-metaphor-laden vitriol; regardless of which side has used more of it; regardless of when it started; regardless of whether and whom this…
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In praise of good equipment--kitchen edition

Holiday food season is upon us, and so  I sing the praises of GOOD EQUIPMENT.  It's said "a poor workman blames his tools," but even an ace can be stymied by cheap implements.  Prepping yesterday's Thanksgiving dinnner, for the first…

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Thanksgiving catch-up (no, not the condiment)

Whoa--have I been THAT remiss in updating this blog? Life sure does get in the way these days.  First, thanks to all who expressed touching and heartfelt expressions of sympathy over my father-in-law's passing.  So many of his friends, neighbors…

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Sad news...

No, not the election. That may be sad but it's hardly news any more.

Bob's dad, Peter T. Andina, graduated from this life shortly before noon on Thurs. Nov. 4 at the age of 90. He had suffered two massive…