• Paintings in need of a home…

    by  • October 21, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Cathy and I just returned from a foray into the wilds of Kitsap Peninsula, in which we braved the bizarre and yet strangely familiar accent of the local Scandihoovian population, shivered under the wilting effects of a frigid, arctic, 45 degree wind (with sun!), and managed to survive a third meal at the Taprock...

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    Mission “Corruption of American Youth” ACCOMPLISHED!

    by  • October 18, 2012 • 1 Comment


    Over the last two years or so I have fallen in love with cigars (don’t judge).  I really give credit to Moppet for fostering this habit. I started with the Onyx, but that was just a fling.  I flirted with Ghurkas and Montecristos. Romeo y Julieta? We danced away those summer nights. Nevertheless, I...

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    Liberty and Justice and Rhetoric, oh my…

    by  • October 15, 2012 • 0 Comments

    I had the most amusing rhetorical debate the other day. Since it’s the election season and pontification is a la mode, I thought I’d share. The conversation didn’t end entirely satisfactorily — I thought we’d maneuvered to the place where some important points were on the edge of being hammered into “true” or “false”...

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    Dream Diary – October 7, 2012

    by  • October 9, 2012 • 0 Comments

    I dreamt I was kayaking with Ross Wolin and Tony Dawes in Kingston, but it wasn’t actually Kingston – it was one of those grandly deranged landscapes of memory that only a really good dream can cough up. This imposter Kingston was actually a strange version of Eglon Beach, with a freshly painted condominium...

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    Last Movie Night of the Season!

    by  • October 3, 2012 • 3 Comments


    And the movie will be… well, I’ll just give you a little hint about one of the characters in it: Here’s some of the rest of the cast: That’s right, it’s Marvel’s The Avengers!  Here’s the trailer to warm you up: All of the usual movie night rules apply, except for two. The statute...

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    The Good Samaritan in Handcuffs

    by  • September 30, 2012 • 2 Comments


    Imagine that you're at a convenience store picking up some snacks for your movie, and while you're there, someone starts acting weird. Not Peewee Herman weird, not Britney Spears weird, not even Joaquin Phoenix weird. We're talking about flat-out Joan of Arc weirdness: talking to god and accusing people of witchcraft weird....

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