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Monthly Archive: June 2008

Jun 30 2008

That’s My Girl

My only niece is in New Zealand right now as part of an educational exchange program, and my mother just forwarded her first email. All the little things about it scream that she’s family. There are the 3-1/2 memory cards she’s already filled with pictures (“and one of those is a 2 gig”). There’s the …

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Jun 29 2008

Steven Moffat

…is a god among writers. “Nine and a Half Minutes” is the single most brilliant script ever. It’s from Coupling. No, the good one, the British one (same scripts, better acting and directing). It is the exact same sequence of events involving six people seen from three different viewpoints. It’s the only time I’ve seen …

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Jun 28 2008

Janie’s Blogoversary

My friend JanieBelle is celebrating the completion of her second year of kick-butt blogging by posting the fourth and final chapter of “The Lilith Obsession.” As you can probably tell from the title, this is not a tale for the kiddies. It’s not even for all the adults. But if you want a good read, …

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Jun 28 2008

Doin It Rite

The New York Times has an article today about a government-sponsored conference that is exploring whether there could be a link between mitochondrial disorder, vaccines and autism. It was prompted by the Hannah Poling case. The conference is indeed news, but it’s the kind of article that generally makes me wince even as I know …

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Jun 27 2008

Never That Simple

I think it is very hard to be absolutely honest with oneself, especially if words come easily. Before I write, I have to ask myself what I think, and if the answer comes too quickly, I have to stop and ask again — Now, what do I really think. –Reeve Lindbergh in Forward From Here …

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Jun 26 2008

Lukewarm Coffee

Around here, we’re big fans of Rockstar Games, makers of the Grand Theft Auto series. One of the things we wanted to do last time we were in Edinburgh was have our picture taken at their offices on Calton Hill. We didn’t make it, for reasons largely having to do with hurricanes, but that’s another …

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Jun 25 2008

The Blizzard

I took a post off here a while back saying things about an ex-boyfriend that were true but neither widely known nor entertaining. This story, containing three ex-boyfriends, is something none of us are going to forget. You can tell me whether it’s entertaining. So there we were, coming back from Duluth in the middle …

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Jun 24 2008

Happy Birthday

You ever meet someone who just, flat out, makes you think harder than you’re used to? Someone who challenges your assumptions even when agreeing with you? Someone who bustles along at their own pace while expecting you to keep up, because you can? That happened to me a few months ago. Well, not the meeting …

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Jun 22 2008

I Love Geraldo Rivera

That has to be pretty close to the top of the “Things I Never Thought I’d Say” list. Nonetheless, tonight, it’s true. The man is an egotistical blowhard, but he’s currently plastered himself and his mustache all over the right story and all that wind is keeping the right flame alive. Unless you live in …

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Jun 22 2008

Vieille Lune

Oh. Oh, dear. Theatre de la Jeune Lune is done. Not failed, but done. By rights, they should have failed spectacularly and done it long ago. A theater troupe that ambitious, that audacious, should have failed before I ever heard of them. Don Juan Giovanni, an opera and play performed at the same time by …

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