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Pre-Election Roundup

Pre-Election Roundup

Some various items from the last few weeks… World Poll: Strongly Favors Barack Obama – Only Pakistan’s respondents said they would prefer to see Mitt Romney win November’s election. THE CHOICE: The New Yorker’s Endorsement of Barack Obama Politifact Truth-o-Meter How U.S. Stimulus Bested U.K. Austerity Sorry, U.S. Recoveries Really Aren’t Different Team Romney still fighting arithmetic The Plutocracy Will Go to Extremes to Keep the 1% in Control Bork? Bolton? 9 Romney Advisers You Need to Know About ‘Moderate…

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Rest In Peace, Art Schoeck

Rest In Peace, Art Schoeck

To understand the depth of my grief for the loss of my friend Art Schoeck, you’d have to know something about the context. In 1991, I had applied to the Graduate Institute of Liberal Arts at Emory University, and moved from Iowa City to Atlanta without knowing whether or not I was accepted.  I had intended to get my Ph.D. from the University of Iowa, but had taken a Masters degree and left when I wasn’t able to pursue my…

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Atlanta Chastain – The Monkees 45th anniversary tour

Atlanta Chastain – The Monkees 45th anniversary tour

Chastain Park in Atlanta is a perfect venue to see any concert, and I’ve never had a bad experience there. Of course, the concert experience is almost unrecognizable from my early years. On the positive side, it’s a scene that engenders no hesitation whatsoever about allowing children to participate. On the negative side, it’s become completely sanitized. Clothing is casual without being at all transgressive. Concessions are outrageously expensive. It’s a serious hike up to the one small area where…

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Ectopic Pregnancy Loss 9 Year Anniversary

Ectopic Pregnancy Loss 9 Year Anniversary

Nine years ago today, I kissed Death. Death let me go. Ectopic Pregnancy Loss and Musings on Mythology John and I were expecting our second child to be born on September 11, 2002. Since my first pregnancy had been normal, I was not scheduled to go to my first appointment until I was more than 8 weeks along. The Sunday before the appointment, something went very wrong. On February 3rd, 2002, I lost the baby, and nearly lost my life….

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Grey Heron

Grey Heron

The grey herons like the grounds of where I work. This one has a million little feathers dripping down its long neck. What an amazing bird.

Japanese Dragon Time

Japanese Dragon Time

This weekend, I sheparded my ten-year-old son through part of a school project. As the 3-d portion of the display, he wanted to make a Japanese dragon. Not easy! First, we had to talk about the materials. He didn’t like the idea of paper maché or plaster of paris. He wanted real clay, and not play clay either but the real deal. I’m very thankful that there was a Michaels Arts and Crafts store nearby. It was raining and cold,…

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