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For Justin – Who You Are – Part IV

For Justin – Who You Are – Part IV
January 6, 2015

Nana has the coolest ancestors, I think. Pierce Butler Bohannon was an old reprobate.  He was the family scandal.  The …Read the Rest

For Justin – Who You Are – Part III

For Justin – Who You Are – Part III
January 5, 2015

There is a huge battle within genealogical circles about the ancestry of Jesse Moore’s father – William.  What I have …Read the Rest

For Justin – Who You Are – Part II

For Justin – Who You Are – Part II
January 4, 2015

Genealogy is a funny thing.  It opens up a whole new world, teaches us who we are.  Over the years …Read the Rest

For Justin – Who You Are – Part I

For Justin – Who You Are – Part I
January 3, 2015

Maybe you need to know something about your genealogy.  It might help put the world into perspective.  The family on …Read the Rest

Shocked, Shocked to Find…White Supremacists?

Shocked, Shocked to Find…White Supremacists?
January 2, 2015

One of my favorite lines from Casablanca is when Captain Louis Renault (Claude Rains) is told that he must shut …Read the Rest

Death and Taxes

Death and Taxes
January 1, 2015

I’ve been forced to learn quite a few things since my father died in October.  The easiest part has been …Read the Rest

A New Year’s Opera Gala

A New Year’s Opera Gala
December 31, 2014

We can never have enough opera or enough of our wonderful baritones barihunks.  Traditionally, in opera houses throughout the world, …Read the Rest

Confessions of a Bigfoot Junkie

Confessions of a Bigfoot Junkie
December 30, 2014

Okay, I admit, I’m a Bigfoot junkie.  I don’t mind admitting I’m glued to that absurd Animal Planet show.  I …Read the Rest

Life and the Sacrificial Spinster

Life and the Sacrificial Spinster
December 29, 2014

To begin with, I am not married.  I never have been.  I am not involved with anyone, and have basically …Read the Rest

I Need Some Tosca

I Need Some Tosca
December 28, 2014

For those who want to know what I gave myself for Christmas, it’s quite simple.  No, it wasn’t Dmitri Hvorostovsky.  …Read the Rest

Only the Lonely

Only the Lonely
December 27, 2014

This is the first time I’ve ever had to face Christmas alone.  I thought it would be bad, and it …Read the Rest

The One Constant

The One Constant
December 26, 2014

After dozing through The Man Who Came to Dinner, which is, arguably, not only one of the greatest comedies ever …Read the Rest

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas
December 25, 2014

A year from now the civilized world will know the fate of the Skywalker family.  In honor of what is …Read the Rest

A Consumer Based Economy – Merry Christmas to Us All! (but the Brother’s Koch)

A Consumer Based Economy – Merry Christmas to  Us All! (but the Brother’s Koch)
December 24, 2014

Immediately after the horrific attacks on 9/11, President George W. Bush repeatedly stated that we have consumer based economy.  If …Read the Rest

PNM Is At It Again, Screwing New Mexico

PNM Is At It Again, Screwing New Mexico
December 23, 2014

During the Martinez Administration, PNM has managed to raise rates 41% on we the little people.  No, it isn’t because …Read the Rest

Cheesy Christmas Movies

Cheesy Christmas Movies
December 21, 2014

During the month I basically stayed with my mother, with only 2 days of relief, she spent much of the …Read the Rest

Not Putting Up With the Men in My World – Ever Again

Not Putting Up With the Men in My World – Ever Again
December 21, 2014

One of the reasons I have such sympathy for the entire Quiverfull survivors network, and the survivors of religious patriarchy …Read the Rest

The Most Important Aspect of Dealing With Cuba – BASEBALL!

The Most Important Aspect of Dealing With Cuba – BASEBALL!
December 20, 2014

“…Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball..” Jacques Barzun In what is rather …Read the Rest

Has Hollywood Destroyed Artistic Freedom in America

Has Hollywood Destroyed Artistic Freedom in America
December 19, 2014

What is going on with Sony Pictures and North Korea is nothing new, for Hollywood, according to film historian Ben …Read the Rest

Monsters and Saints

Monsters and Saints
December 18, 2014

Pope Francis might be the most important person in the world, and the most powerful, and rightly that he should …Read the Rest

Has North Korea Won?

Has North Korea Won?
December 17, 2014

North Korea is one of the most repressive regimes on the planet.  There is no such thing as freedom, perhaps …Read the Rest

Terror, Domestic Violence & Fake Faith

Terror, Domestic Violence & Fake Faith
December 16, 2014

As I write this, on the news, everyone is discussing the tragic hostage situation in Australia.  About the time of …Read the Rest

Warren Makes Her Move?

Warren Makes Her Move?
December 15, 2014

During the election cycle of 2008, the Mitten’s Minions, the dogged men and women who had sold their souls not …Read the Rest

Eri Tu, Che Machiavi

Eri Tu, Che Machiavi
December 14, 2014

Starting this week, in London, Dmitri Hvorostovsky is doing one of the great baritone roles, in Un Ballo in Maschera.  …Read the Rest

Amazing Storm Video

Amazing Storm Video
December 13, 2014

Watching this film, much of it complied from video shot by Nicholaus Wegner (and the screenshot), I began to wonder …Read the Rest

Why the Torture?

Why the Torture?
December 12, 2014

The brutalities inflicted on our ‘enemies’ by psychopaths are horrible.  They diminish us as a nation.  Mark Udall, of Colorado, …Read the Rest

Lethal New Mexico Weapon?

Lethal New Mexico Weapon?
December 11, 2014

“…With his death, Alan Gomez joined the list of at least 27 people killed by Albuquerque police officers since 2010, …Read the Rest

Stunning…..

Stunning…..
December 10, 2014

“Seek him who made the Pleiades and Orion, and turns deep darkness into the morning, and darkens the day into …Read the Rest

Is the ‘War on Women’ a Koch Production

Is the ‘War on Women’ a Koch Production
December 9, 2014

The other day a headline from Pandodaily caught my attention:  The Moment I learned Just How Far Uber Will Go …Read the Rest

Senior Citizens and Eating Disorders

Senior Citizens and Eating Disorders
December 8, 2014

My 84 year old mother has developed an eating disorder.  It came on, rather suddenly, during what amounted to about …Read the Rest


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