Monthly Archives: December 2010

not such a lame duck after all

Posting has been sparse lately, a combo of work, out-of-town guests, the holidays, and some plain laziness on my part. But with work behind me for the next five days (sort of), I wanted to take a second to applaud … Continue reading

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the right to fly

In my post on giving thanks the other day, I briefly alluded to the recent controversy over the new TSA security measures, which (as I understand them) include random screenings using a backscatter x-ray machine, capable of producing images like … Continue reading

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the right to fly

In my post on giving thanks the other day, I briefly alluded to the recent controversy over the new TSA security measures, which (as I understand them) include random screenings using a backscatter x-ray machine, capable of producing images like … Continue reading

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when rhetoric goes too far

I’m not a huge fan of calling attention to the outrageous statements that candidates make in hopes that someone will call attention to them, but I saw this today on CNN (Anderson Cooper does a feature called “the Ridicu-list“) and … Continue reading

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curse those kids and their coherent arguments

Oh, John McCain. How I long for the heady days of the 2008 Republican primary, when I used to think “hey, I’m not going to vote for him, but he’s not the worst option if the Republicans win…” Then he … Continue reading

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giving thanks

  (Yeah, I know it’s a week late. So what.) Family dinner was an important part of the daily routine at the Allen house growing up, and every family dinner started with grace. But it wasn’t quite like the pre-meal … Continue reading

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