Monthly Archives: July 2004

Gone to soldier

In conversation recently at the Pacific Northwest Writers Conference, a woman asked me if I was relieved to be retired from the military right now. I answered that actually I felt a bit guilty at times. She didn’t understand, and I … Continue reading

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Mr. Gillespie and Mr. McAuliffe

It’s time for these two men to get their parties under control. They may think they’re being clever and strategic (by gathering signatures on behalf of Nader, and by fighting his inclusion and scrutinizing each name), but they both appear petty … Continue reading

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MSNBC’s Scoop column

In today’s “Scoop”, Jeannette Walls writes: “Some Whoopi Goldberg fans, as well as anti-Bush types, are threatening to boycott Slim-Fast after the company dropped the comedian for making off-color jokes about the president.  . . . ”   Seems like … Continue reading

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Senator Santorum’s reasoning

I oppose the Federal Marriage Amendment. I take issue with Senator Santorum’s insistence that this is about strong families. Fact is, family is a concept greater than marriage. And to invalidate the half* of our nation’s households that do not … Continue reading

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A cut above

I grabbed a paperback to read in the bath, just something I’d picked up at the library on impulse. I thought it would be a typical serial killer/procedural type mystery. It turns out to be a lot better than that. … Continue reading

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History lesson

Road trip with my daughter today, and “WOLD” by Harry Chapin came up on one of my CDs. She really enjoyed the song, but I had to pause it to explain that, at the time, most people listened to AM … Continue reading

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Patriot Act amendment vote

Today the House of Representatives voted down an amendment to an appropriations bill that would have undone item 215 in the Patriot Act. This is the infamous provision that every news report and article will tell you is about libraries … Continue reading

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