Monthly Archive: January 2013

The politics of beer

Over the weekend, my Patient Husband suggested we might watch Fugitive Alien and have a “Black and Tan.” Now if you’re wondering what either of those are, Fugitive Alien is a Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode, described by the Mad…
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The ghost of her memory

“I’ll be your driver today, Mrs. Penn,” I said when she answered the door, this tiny white-haired woman with a nasty dog at her heels. She grinned and said, “It’s Miss, not Missus, and you can call me Shirlee.” She’d…
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Pizza and sainthood

On Sunday I ended up at a bowling birthday party, the kind where thirty four-year-olds produce a slow-motion physics video of a bowling ball in realtime. After the bowling they had pizza and cake, and the attending parents were offered…
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