Monthly Archives: August 2012

Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand gives me the creeps. I can’t bear even the thought of reading either of her books… Atlas Shrugged must be the most sold and least read of any novel in existence, including Moby Dick and Crime and Punishment. … Continue reading

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Truth in (Campaign) Advertising

I tried to watch the conventions Wednesday and Thursday night… I really tried! Despite my predisposition to scepticism, especially about political promises, and even more specifically about those made from within a rigid ideological framework, I  tried to watch with … Continue reading

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Lakoff Explains the Parties: Strict Father or Nurturant Parent?

When I read Metaphors We Live By  by George Lakoff and Mark Johnson shortly after it was published in 1980,  I was fascinated by their explanation of the many ways in which conceptual metaphors shape human perception and communication. The … Continue reading

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Another Candidate

Watching the Republican Convention has been almost as upsetting as the views of devastation from Hurricane Isaac and the reminders that Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans exactly seven years ago, to the day! I watched the speeches last night, the … Continue reading

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Dragon Feathers

Patternista, is full of stunning geometrics, medallions and textures that will come together to make great quilts. The symmetrical prints provide unlimited design possibilities, both for art quilts and contemporary accessories. Dazzling medallions make great focal points, fiery swirls and … Continue reading

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Tiny Trouble

This is the connector that plugs into the back of my computer tower and links it to the router downstairs.  We have not “gone wireless”… this set-up has served us well. Until Friday, when my internet and email went down … Continue reading

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Steam Heat

My curiosity about allegedly “motivational” commercials yesterday led me to a few other discoveries and renewed interest in the whole issue of motivation.  I believe that it is condescending and hurtful, if not downright rude, to tell an apparent underachiever … Continue reading

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