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Monthly Archive: November 2012

Nov 30 2012

An afternoon well spent

All riiiiight – I got to see inside the Parliament library. That makes up a little for the crushing fact that I didn’t get to see the second floor of Manchester Town Hall (with the murals by Ford Madox Ford) because it was off-limits that afternoon. I had to take the tour, because you can’t …

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Nov 30 2012

Domestic architecture

Second trip, to walk by the canal. First I went around the corner from the hotel to get a look at that park I can see from my window, where I saw dogs being walked in the frozen sunrise. I found that it’s not a park at all, it’s the grounds of the Science Museum …

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Nov 30 2012

Incident in Las Vegas

Hey if you’re a magician, be careful about what tv talk shows you grace with your presence. Go on the wrong one and you might be set on fire. Wayne Houchin, a Las Vegas-based magician, was. Shocking footage has emerged on YouTube of a magician being attacked and badly injured by the host of a …

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Nov 30 2012

Women are persons

Yow – it really is cold. I got out there though. Walked around Parliament Hill and admired the stunning views of the river and Gatineau and the Gatineau hills and the distance. Saw three of the Cats of Parliament Hill sunning themselves on their front porches. I also admired the ugly-beautiful crazily grandiose architecture, just …

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Nov 29 2012

Hello from Ottawa

I am here. Seanna and Eamon picked me up at the airport and took me out for a lovely hamburger at Hamburgers on Main (which is not on Main but Somerset). Whoo, it’s cold here. I’m used to Seattle winters. What’s new with you?

Nov 29 2012

Crossing Lake Michigan

I am in Toronto. Ok not really in, except literally – I’m at the airport. Anyway I’m where I’m supposed to be for the purpose of taking a short flight to Ottawa and showing up at Eschaton. I did not forget everything, I did not lose everything, I did not miss the bus or the …

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Nov 29 2012

Spared again

At the early morning airport. It’s surprising how many people take the first #2 bus in the morning, which sets off at 5:03. I will see some of you quite soon.

Nov 28 2012

The bishops really do mean it

Jen Gunter is also disturbed by what the Irish bishops said. Terminating a pregnancy is “gravely immoral in all circumstances.” All circumstances includes 17 weeks and ruptured membranes. Unless I misunderstand the meaning of “all,” then Irish Catholic Bishops also view ending a pregnancy at 17 weeks with ruptured membranes and sepsis, either by induction …

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Nov 28 2012

Every time

Travel anxiety. I always. I always think I’ll forget everything, and miss the bus, and miss the plane, and miss the other plane, and leave all my stuff on the plane, and get sucked into the engines.

Nov 28 2012

Sorrowing bishops

The Irish bishops have spoken up. Just as they spoke up when all that terrible stuff about child rape by priests and the moving of child-raping priests from job to job instead of reporting them to the law was coming to light despite decades of effort to keep it hidden. They say the same thing …

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