Wodin

June 30, 2010

Seattle airport after a poor night’s sleep. Red-eye flight departed at 12:55 AM. Loud babies. Couple sat either side of me, Pam in the row directly behind. Couple talked and passed things back and forth over me. I asked if they would like to sit together. Stupid question, apparently. Oh, no, of course not. Older […]

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Tues

June 29, 2010

Happy Tues from Dr. Seus. That would be Theodore “Ted” Geisel. Gray here after intermittent gray and sun all day yesterday. Whatever. Yokelly we are getting ready to depart for Outside–Yosemite, SF Bay Area, and Seattle. If you don’t hear from me for a few weeks, that is why. I’ve been reading the Song of […]

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Monday

June 28, 2010

Good Mon. Nice morning here after a mostly grayish weekend that included some rain. The dandelions look dandy.  Yokelly, not so much going on apart from getting ready for the trip.  Local news includes these headlines—  Supreme Court justices extend gun owner rights nationwide Airman shot in foot at gun range  The stories are probably […]

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wotd: yen

June 28, 2010

Courtesy of Dictionary.com we have the Word of the Day for Monday, June 28, 2010 yen \YEN\, noun: 1. A desire or craving. 2. An aluminum coin and monetary unit of Japan, equal to 100 sen or 1000 rin. verb: 1. To have a craving; yearn. If you have a yen for real-life adventure stories, […]

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Sunday early

June 27, 2010

Up betimes and read this and that in the NYT. Frank Rich on the folly of Af-Pak wars, reader suggestions for how to right the right-leaning ship of state, tree branch falls on mother and child at the zoo. Is life a matter of what happens on the spot where you happen to be standing? […]

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Frigg’s Day

June 25, 2010

Good Frigg’s Day, sacred to the well-known Norse practitioner (pictured above). Nice morning here, sunny, quiet except for the asshole who’s revving his dirt bike somewhere near here. Last evening we watched a documentary, “The Trials of Henry Kissinger,” inspired by Christopher Hitchins’ book of that title but expanding characterizations of Dr. K to include […]

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Up and walking

June 25, 2010

Welcome to Web’s Blog. This is my first official post here. A few times each week over the past several years I have “blogged” for an audience at work, my telecommuter’s version of water cooler talk. Occasionally — well, at least twice — someone has responded, “You should start a blog.” Here it is. I […]

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Orwell on nationalism and exceptionalism

June 24, 2010

Thought for the day from George Orwell’s Notes on Nationalism: All nationalists have the power of not seeing resemblances between similar sets of facts.  A British Tory will defend self-determination in Europe and oppose it in India with no feeling of inconsistency. Actions are held to be good or bad, not on their own merits, but […]

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Thurs

June 24, 2010

Good Thurs. It started out sunny and still this morning, then morphed to gray and breezy. Possible rain. Yokel news is nothing much. We watched part of the Ken Burns series on baseball, the episode featuring the 1920s and Babe Ruth. If you enjoy baseball history, this is very good. Lots of still photos and […]

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Thurs

June 24, 2010

Good Thurs. It started out sunny and still this morning, then morphed to gray and breezy. Possible rain.  Yokel news is nothing much. We watched part of the Ken Burns series on baseball, the episode featuring the 1920s and Babe Ruth. If you enjoy baseball history, this is very good. Lots of still photos and […]

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