Monthly Archives: May 2011

Hello, I’m One of Your Characters

(Warning:  I’m gonna ramble here, but it’ll all tie together by the end.) There’s a wonderfully wry scene in the movie “Galaxy Quest,” where Alan Rickman’s character Alexander Dane is confronted by fans dressed as Dr. Lazarus, the character he … Continue reading

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Hello, Mister President

Barack Obama just rode past my house in a presidential limousine. Seriously.  He’s slated as Guest Speaker at today’s Coast Guard Academy graduation ceremony taking place two-and-a-half miles down the road. I missed attending the ceremony by thismuch.  My friend … Continue reading

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Safety is an Illusion

I am more pissed off at the moment than I’ve been in a long while, and I’m going to write about it while the rage is burning through my veins. I walked to the post office this morning to mail … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Pride and Joy & Other Ruminations About Texas

I’ve been out west, pardner.  Flew to Texas with the husband on Thursday to attend the Army commissioning and college graduation of a dear friend. What a surreal experience. First, there’s the basic change from here to there.  Connecticut has … Continue reading

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