Yesterday, driving around town, I settled into a comforting blanket of technical pleasure: Spotify and Google Maps gracefully shared the BMW’s speaker system. The air-conditioning was leveling off at a precise 72 degrees. “Traffic is delayed along your route,” computer-girl announced, and re-routed me. The Tokens paused for a moment and then soared back up..
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“We saw each other. We locked eyes. She advanced towards me–and that’s when I sustained the corneal abrasion..” “Her elaborate plumage I could take; it was her monstrous need for attention that sat down on my chest like a ten story building and made me beg for air.” “I was startled to see she was..
We get to see so many couples here, and families, and we may never get the story of their lives beyond what we see, but at the Big Band Dance last night.. ..one beautiful mother was trying her best to allow her two little boys and her little girl dance with her. They all desperately..
Fear Not My brother, and a few neighbors, call us about a fire-bug trying to light up Oak Glen.The local and state fire departments, and the community, turned out.The consensus seems to be: why can’t arsonists be burned alive, after tearful repentance, in the public square? (Can any rational person tell me why that isn’t..
As near as I can tell, most of the Facebook “jailing,” (both my own 24 hour suspension and in the case of a few friends), takes place because of “posting while kafir.” As Facebook moves into middle eastern and Euro-think markets, all it takes is a few sensitive souls who can’t take any criticism of..
Things are getting a bit disturbing. If you watch this video, skip the first 24 minutes. You’ll begin to see a guy trying to visit “Chicano Park” somewhere in San Diego. It’s pretty clear that he and his friends might not get out of there with their lives if it were not for police protection…
It’s possible we would all be happier if we stopped trying to make sense of things. It’s five in the morning, after all, and I might be wrong, but I see an article by PJ Media about a conservative web site, (The Liberty Conservative) pressured by Google into pulling one of its articles or risk..
My wife, years ago, wooed me into the long vacation. I’m aware that the John Cheever gentry might have seen vacation or “summering” as something that extended out for three or four months at the shore, but for me, as a child, the “long vacation” was two weeks. It was a mythical thing. We never..
Heavenly Village and Environs South Lake Tahoe. I officially like this place. It’s got a pronounced Emerald City vibe. The shuttle driver drove me past several Tin Men getting re-polished and Scarecrows getting re-strawed on the way to the Driftwood Cafe for breakfast. He connected me, mentally, to my family who took the same route..
If road trips were pretty girls, the drive from Chester to Lake Tahoe, along the 70 and the 89, would be Donna Reid in overalls, with straw in her hair and a dozen children in her eyes. The forest is dense, green, and endless, opening up onto storybook meadows with cattle grazing and century-old barns..