Category Archives: rants

Have You Shot Your Gun Into the Air Yet?

Happy New Year!  On my block there have been the requisite fireworks along with lots of gunshots. The gangbanger family down the street has been surprisingly tame lately, though I expect to see a police car down there in the … Continue reading

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Since this last weekend I think I’ve broken my own record for excessive editing and rapid scrawling of multiple and intentionally vague posts that mean virtually nothing to anyone but myself.  It would appear that I have been grappling with and … Continue reading

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Wherein our protagonist contemplates her emotional universe . . .

I’ve been painting today.  Oh frabjous joy!  I finished the one that had been haunting my easel for the last several months, then started another one that I quickly came to loathe.  I took it down because it annoyed me, … Continue reading

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EPIPHANEIA REDUX

So. Where to begin? I had one of those rare brain-flipping-over-in-the-brainpan experiences earlier this week, when a dear friend offered me a rare and stunning perspective on my current existential dilemma(s).  Because I have not fully absorbed it yet, I … Continue reading

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the disappearance of mystery, part 2

What am I on about this time?  TOO. MUCH. IN-FOR-MA-TION. We are devolving into a culture that lacks the capacity to be surprised.  With the advent of the internet, highly sophisticated and relatively inexpensive communications technology, and the ever-increasing use … Continue reading

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iPHONES, LONG SHOWERS, and THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MYSTERY

  A week ago I bought an iPhone, replacing the pathetic little Nokia that came with my two-year contract for business phone service with AT&T. Resistant to the inexorable march of modern technology, I have always been the last kid on … Continue reading

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Welcome to the United States of Unocal!

Remember when everyone freaked out about appointing an “activist” judge like Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court?  (Them lefty activist jurists done gonna ruin da country, what with all their radical lefty interpreTAYshuns of the law!) The Republicans sure got their … Continue reading

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