Category Archives: Personal history

L&Qs&Cs: Wearing Us Down

We are weary of this, as I alluded a few posts ago, but that’s what they count on, I think, that the events of the past year, or past five years, will become the new normal. (I refuse to link … Continue reading

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Mundane Life: The Western View; Cardiac Therapy

An hour ago I began a different post before realizing it wouldn’t work. So here I am with a mundane post. A post about mundane activities over the past few days. Here’s a photo posted on Facebook five days ago, … Continue reading

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January 2nd

Another quick post. I spent my hour of posting for today updating the 2021 in Review post I did a couple days ago, adding sections about family and trips, and tweaking the rest. This is the Pinewood Picnic site, in … Continue reading

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Christmas Snake

Just a quick post for today. The photo shows an electronic snake toy I bought for our cats. (From ads I saw on Facebook.) It goes back and forth, reacts to objects in front them, pauses every once in a … Continue reading

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2021 in Review

Here’s something I don’t usually do. But perhaps it’s worth doing, especially for this past year. What were the significant events of this past year, in my personal life and in the history I’m living through? I had a heart … Continue reading

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Boosted

I thought to post a summary of one of those E.O. Wilson books tonight, but it’s past 4:30 and I don’t think I have the time. (I try to wrap up here by 5:30.) So some miscellaneous items today. First, … Continue reading

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E.O. Wilson

The great evolutionary biologist and author E.O. Wilson died on Sunday. He was 92. He  had been publishing new books right up to the end, with Tales from the Ant World in 2020. Several of his earlier books, from On … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve and Family Traditions

No links political or scientific today. Instead I’ll indulge on what’s happening now, and what happened in my childhood, on Christmas Eve.

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Union Square; Going for the Kill; the Need for a Villain

Perhaps from time to time I’ll move the “endpiece” discussion to the *top* of the post. So: Today we visited Union Square in San Francisco, on this the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year. (Which means the shortest … Continue reading

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Ls&Cs: Theocrats, School Boards, Libraries, Shocked Parents; The Sound of Music

How shocked parents are fighting back against school boards and public libraries; how other parents respond; how and when abortion became so important to the Christian right; and about the usual Republican gerrymandering. With an endpiece about The Sound of … Continue reading

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