Monthly Archives: December 2010

2010

The year passing away tonight has been, in comparison to the sturm und drang of recent years, relatively undramatic in the struggle for legal equality for gays and lesbians. Congress repealed DADT, the administration issued a memorandum extending limited benefits … Continue reading

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Better late …

Michael and I were killing time this morning, and headed over to Portage, which kills time faster than anywhere I know. We poked around Goodwill, because Michael, bless his heart, needed pants. His old ones are not staying on in … Continue reading

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Thaw

After a snowy December — 14 inches in one storm earlier in the month and a steady inch-here-inch-there during balance of the month — we are having a thaw. Temperatures are in the forties today, and will be again tomorrow. … Continue reading

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A horned WHAT?

It is not my business to mock the great state-of-mind that is Texas, but what in the hell is a Horned Frog, anyway? I’ll tell you what … a Horned Frog is probably just a gussied up toad that sneaks … Continue reading

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Rain, rain

We are expecting, of all things, an inch of rain New Year’s eve. Not that I mind, because I make it a point to stay off the roads when the amateurs are out drinking, but it is going to make … Continue reading

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Come, Gone

Christmas has come and gone. The guests have headed on their way, the candy was taken to a meeting Michael and I went to last night, and Michael, Peter, the cats and I are returning to normal life. Peter and … Continue reading

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Fairy Fawcett

The faucet of our kitchen sink hasn’t weathered well — it was stuck in one position — and that became an issue over the weekend. So I replaced it today. I did pretty well, too, making only two trips to … Continue reading

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And now, for something completely different …

Michael and I decide to simplify this year, decorating with Japanese minimalism. Of a sort, anyway. Our single decoration will be a tree. We are doing a pseudo-Mexican Christmas this year, tired to death as we are of cramming the … Continue reading

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Born on a mountain top …

Peter and I watched “Davy Crockett – King of the Wild Frontier” over the weekend. Michael declined, and missed out on the stirring story. He claims he’s seen it all before. So much for him. But I hold this truth … Continue reading

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Home of the free …

The Senate passed HR 2965 this afternoon, joining the House in repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. The President will sign the bill into law this week, and then the military will begin the process of implementing the law, which may … Continue reading

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