Monthly Archives: June 2015

July 4th! Yaay! What’s With The 1812 Overture?

by toritto A repost for the 4th of July!  Happy 4th!! Tsar Alexander I So Fourth of July is here and we all will be hearing both the Capitol Fourth celebration and the Boston Pops play the final themes of … Continue reading

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11:11

She visits at 11:11 sometimes a.m. mostly p  A sudden haunting urges me to look at a clock which must be digital.   Dropping by for just a moment only at 11:11 the time, our private denouement I look around and know … Continue reading

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The Full Scalia

It’s been a long time since we’ve had a week like this in America.  A long time indeed. Conservatives and religious leaders (some of them anyway) are railing over (a) the Supreme Court decision on “Obamacare” and (b) on marriage … Continue reading

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You Know You’re Getting Old When….

Originally published three years ago elsewhere Don’t you just love it when something occurs in your life and it suddenly dawns on you – I’m getting old. Of course we all know we are getting older but there always comes … Continue reading

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While the Marriage War Goes On – A repost for Today

(originally posted April 28, 2014) . So it was a quiet Sunday morning and the “news” shows and “respected journalists” were yammering about whether or not coming out for same sex marriage would help or hurt some particular candidate’s re-election … Continue reading

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Sailing Narragansett

remembering Summers in Rhode Island A dim December light breaking dawn of Winter’s night reveals a naked frozen bough hosting a chorus of crows rousing us to morning thick in ice where nothing flows save time alone No match for … Continue reading

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Buying The Vote

Senator Ben Cardin (D) – Maryland Those of you have given even a couple of bucks to help finance a progressive candidate or support a progressive initiative know how many e-mails you will get forever asking you to donate, call … Continue reading

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