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Monthly Archive: December 2011

Dec 20 2011

Los Links 12/16

You may scream when you go down below. Los Links looks enormous, and it is. But there are a few things you should bear in mind: 1. It is a convenient excuse. No, you can’t go shopping / entertain the annoying houseguest / perform X unpleasant task, because you have to read all the links. …

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Dec 20 2011

You Good People

Just a quick update. I wanted to say a very hearty and heartfelt thank you to all those who replied to my outpouring last night. You’ve made things better. You gave me the strength to get through the day, and to begin to determine just what I can and cannot do, and be at peace …

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Dec 19 2011

In Which I Admit I Am Not Noble and Can’t Do This Alone

It’s been a day. I spoke to my mother, who had sounded better the last time we spoke. She sounded much worse today, and informed me my grandfather’s in the hospital, although she can’t say for what. A rehabilitation center of some sort. She thinks he’s going to die soon. And then she wants to …

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Dec 18 2011

Interlude with Cat: Le Miewse

pensive cat

Yes, that’s the best title I can come up with. It’s late, Aunty Flow’s here, I’m on a variety of OTC painkillers, I’ve been reading for Los Links and also reading a rather mind-bending book by Oliver Sacks, and I think my brain has quietly slipped out the back door and legged it down an …

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Dec 17 2011

Geologists Have an Incentive to be Naughty

coal black mesa mine

I never understood why getting a lump of coal instead of presents should be considered a threat. I’m a coal miner’s daughter (yes, really. Okay, so he was an engineer at a coal mine, but it counts). The best thing my dad ever gave me, aside from the pony and the playhouse and the Breyer …

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Dec 17 2011

Buffalo Bill’s

Poem’s been running through my mind since I heard about Hitch. He was outsize to me, like Buffalo Bill. Perhaps someone will put him in a poem like this one. Perhaps, if the Muse is kind, I shall. What I like about them is that, outsize as they were, legendary as they seemed, they were …

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Dec 16 2011

Insights from 9-1-1

(This is a post by my coblogger, Jacob. He’d post it under his own handle, only WordPress is giving us guff over adding him as an author. That situation should be remedied soon, and you’ll be hearing more from him. He’s an amazing guy. I’m proud to have him posting here once again.)   Do …

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Dec 15 2011

Christopher Hitchens Is Dead

There are moments, when you find out someone momentous has died, in which you find the world a little emptier than before. A person has died who filled up the world, poured so much of himself into it that he made it a larger and more interesting place. Someone whose words thundered and reverberated and …

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Dec 15 2011

I Shall Distract You With a Bearded Dragon and a Geology Picture

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It’s one o’ those weeks, people. I haven’t got time to write anything of substance. So I shall give you a video of a bearded dragon playing video games instead. When I saw that, I about died from the cute. And then I decided I need to get a smartphone and see if I can …

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Dec 15 2011

Last Weekend for Inspecting Carol

Craig Orsinger/Burien Little Theatre

This is mostly an excuse to show off this wonderful snap from one of the dress rehearsals. But it’s also a reminder. It’s your last chance to see Inspecting Carol, Seattle-area folks! Don’t miss out. December 16 at 8:00 p.m. – Friday December 17 at 8:00 p.m. – Saturday December 18 at 2:00 p.m. – …

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