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White House Damage Check

(8) Comments | Posted January 14, 2009 | 12:27 PM

It was wise of Obama to bring all of those former Presidents together, if for no other reason, to do a walk through of the White House, so that he doesn't get blamed for any damage already done.

I've never seen the first family's living...

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Celebrate Bad Times, Come On!

(0) Comments | Posted January 7, 2009 | 3:36 PM

The Inauguration will soon be upon us, and I can't wait for Obama to take office, but it hardly seems the time for a party.

I don't want to be a wet blanket here, and I'd be the last one to want to destroy the party industry in D.C., but...

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Thanksgiving Is Not Just for Leftovers

(0) Comments | Posted November 26, 2008 | 11:01 AM

I don't need a holiday or a feast to feel grateful for my children, the sun, the moon, the roof over my head, music, and laughter, but I like to take this time to take the path of thanks less traveled.

Taking the long view, I'm thankful that we're no...

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Tell Us, Oh Great One

(0) Comments | Posted November 12, 2008 | 10:03 AM

It is several days after the election, and I still feel like I'm walking around in a Burl Ives Christmas song. I'm pretty sure a guy doffed his cap to me today. People seem full of hope. This is America, though, it can't last. Pleased and proud as we are,...

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Is Anybody Listening to Bush?

(0) Comments | Posted October 19, 2008 | 6:44 PM

It occurs to me that I did hear that Bush made a statement the other day, but I forgot to listen to what he said, and no one else seems to know. I think he just wanders out into the Rose Garden, unattended, lately. Is anyone listening to him? He...

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They Don't Make Financial Crises Like They Used To

(0) Comments | Posted September 24, 2008 | 10:23 AM

I keep hearing our current financial crisis compared to that of the 1930's, which I don't know that much about, although I did just reread The Grapes of Wrath to prepare for the challenges ahead. The good news is that, after the foreclosure, when we pack the truck, there's a...

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Why Isn't Obama Ahead?

(0) Comments | Posted September 15, 2008 | 1:15 PM

It may be that the relentless, senseless flea attacks in my house are getting to me. It may be that the mornings in Santa Monica are often overcast and that I'm extremely light sensitive, or that, when I tried to go over the state capitols with my son in the...

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A Plea to the Candidates: Be in Charge of Yourselves

(0) Comments | Posted August 6, 2008 | 10:17 AM

With a bit more family togetherness this summer, there's been a boatload of opportunities for tattling, and hence, perhaps billions of repetitions of my most instructive phrase, "Be in charge of yourself." Clearly it never sinks in.

"Toshia, please clean the bathroom."
"Well, Thomas didn't dust the bookshelf."
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Shamefully Ignorant About Energy

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2008 | 12:59 PM

These gas prices are killing me. We only drive places now that are downhill. We've had to relocate several times.

I'm shamefully ignorant about energy use and the environment, despite reading the occasional tipster book about being "green." I started using cloth bags for grocery shopping long before bag boys...

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