Monthly Archives: December 2012

Will They; Won’t They; and Does Anyone Give a Hoot Now, Anyway?

November 29, 2012 Dashing through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh; over the cliff we go, laughing all the way (ho, ho, ho …)   Having survived a year of fires, droughts, super storms, mass murders and political campaigns, … Continue reading

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A Head Cold and Some Random Thoughts

December 22, 2012 I have a head cold.  I bring this up because it’s been nearly thirty years since I’ve had one and I’d forgotten how crappy they make you feel and how hard it is to write a sensible … Continue reading

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For the Twenty Dead Children and Those Who Died With Them

December 15, 2012 Even a writer runs out of words to express her grief and rage.  I am there.  So let me just leave you with a few facts and a poem by W.H. Auden. Number of children in the … Continue reading

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The Mills of the Gods

December 8, 2012 Back in March of this year, the New York Times ran a lengthy article about President Obama’s version of the war on terrorism documenting, among other things, his secret “kill list” and his embrace of a policy … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for Winter

December 1, 2012 The weather here in Springfield is cloudy and warm, today – too warm for the first day of December.  Tomorrow will be even warmer, seventy or above, according to the weather forecasters.  In the last two weeks … Continue reading

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