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Criminal Jury Duty

 No, I don’t mean the duty is a crime (although if I had a gavel I’d lay down the law about getting chosen four times, believe you me) I’m referring to my second and third stints as a juror, once for attempted murder and the other time for indecent exposure. Yes, that’s right, indecent exposure(more…)

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 I’ve seen the car two days in a row now. Older, boxy economy car without hubcaps parked out at the end of the marina parking lot. The first sign it’s inhabited is the row of personal items lining the ledge below the back window. It’s parked near the abandoned RV park, as if seeking shelter by the trees, in the shade. (more…)

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 I’ve corresponded with Robin, over at The Bogs, about getting stuck on the same old pages of our cookbooks. She opened the index, pointed at an item, and tried out something new – it’s my turn to do the same.  (more…)

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This spring, one of my local PBS stations has begun carrying the Japanese news:  NHK “Newsline.” I rather like it.

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 Hurray for Lance Baxter! I was never a big fan of a gecko with a cockney accent selling insurance (wtf?), but my mother-in-law laughs whenever she sees it, so I figure the lizard had his own demographic.  (more…)

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Raised agnostic as I was, I haven’t had any institution with absolute moral authority in my life. I mean, my parents were pretty powerful for a while there. But they didn’t raise me to believe in absolute authority.

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 “Beware the Ides of March …   (more…)

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