Friday, May 27, 2016


"Trump Now Says Debate With Sanders Would Be 'Inappropriate'" 

And if there's anyone who knows inappropriate, it'd be the Master of Lies and Denier of Inconvenient Reality, right?

Saturday, May 21, 2016

? Song ?

I really, really, really don't get rap.  Really.  I would rather listen to a garbage truch being loaded, crashing metal, high-pitched beeping, and all.  I really don't understand why people like it.  Which astonishes my daughter.


A coworker from when I was at EDS, who was about five years younger than me, was diagnosed with a brain tumor in January, and died this week.

My sister in law, who does all the right things, found herself abruptly weak and feverish, and with periods of either double vision or vision in just one eye, before they found a lesion on her spinal cord that could be part of the problem.  She's four years younger than me.

Live now.  Exult now.  Tomorrow, you may be too weak, or too dead.

Friday, May 20, 2016


Death in Brittany, by Jean-Luc Bannalec.

Okay, I read it in English,  not French.  It's *stll* a good read.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016


Okay, benevolent hostage, but still.  When a doctor says they won't renew a prescription for a drug that I need (though, maybe that overstates it a bit) until I go have a little visit with her -- you know, just to touch base -- that's the word that comes to mind.

I'll go.  I have to go. But I'll resent it. 

I hate pushy doctors, I truly do.

Monday, May 09, 2016


Finally getting around to reading Team of Rivals.  Forgot how good the writing is.

Thinking about getting a Microsoft Surface 3.  Really don't want to -- I like the Lenovo laptop -- but the damn thing has a faulty switch that causes it to shut down if you touch it the wrong way when its running on battery. (Plugged in, its fine.)  And, you know, we'll need a laptop for the trip. Harrumph.

Three days till my daughter's graduation from college. 

Saturday, May 07, 2016

Une Semaine

It's a little hard for me to realize that in less than a week, my daughter will graduate from college.

Though she has already mentioned the idea of graduate school, what keeps resonating in my brain is Do you know how many times I could go to France with the amount of  money that I've paid twice a year for tuition?  Heck, I could go to AUSTRALIA!!!

Not that I would.  Immediately, anyway.  But after Italy, next summer?  Hmmm.....

Thursday, May 05, 2016


Not a big fan of The Royals, per se, but this is such a cool picture....


Is it weasel-like of me to say that I will support Hillary, and will donate to her campaign, but wish there was a way to do it without getting my name on ten thousand mailing lists?  Not the least because I really wish Bernie had won?

Ah, Bernie, we barely knew you.....

Here, Taste This

From Saveur Magazine:

"Imagine a cult pét-nat crossed with a Belgian gueuze or any other on-trend sour beer, yet with a distinct, low-alcohol personality all its own. "

I have no idea what most of those words mean.