Category Archives: Mutterings

Tenacious Dedication

I feel nostalgically melancholy today.  I am remembering a time, about a decade ago, when I seethed with frustration surrounding a disappointing rejection my daughter suffered through.  When I requested an explanation for the rejection, the response I received  accused … Continue reading

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The Death of Free-Range Parenting

Fascinating article I read this morning thanks to NPR’s feed: Why Do We Judge Parents For Putting Kids at Perceived – But Unreal – Risk? I’ve seen this materialize with my own eyes of the last 30-40 years.  I became … Continue reading

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Media Feeding Fire of F.U.D.

Modesitt ~ The Media Supplied the Kindling – http://www.lemodesittjr.com/2016/09/25/the-media-supplied-the-kindling/ No surprise to me.  Politics and the media use fear to fuel their ratings.  Makes your decisions emotional instead of rational. Fight off the urge to cogitate in your hippocampus.

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D.W.M.

The Misogyny Card – http://www.lemodesittjr.com/2016/09/13/the-misogyny-card/ My husband and I have been arguing about presidential candidate voting most of this week.  I will not burden you with the details as I find it rude to discuss religion and politics in public. … Continue reading

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Another Take on Income Inequality — L.E. Modesitt, Jr.

I can always count on Mr. Modesitt for my morning refresher course in human nature. Eight thousand years of repeating ourselves. You’d think we’d learn. Sometime around 7500 B.C., people began building clustered mud-brick houses at Catalhoyuk, Turkey. According to … Continue reading

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The Majority of Americans Can’t See the Milky Way Anymore

http://gizmodo.com/the-majority-of-americans-cant-see-the-milky-way-anymor-1781756700?utm_campaign=socialflow_gizmodo_twitter&utm_source=gizmodo_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/06/pawnee-sky/486557/ Light pollution update.  Not looking good for looking up for 80% of us in the United States.

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So Your Home Printer Just Ran Out of Ink . . .

Home printing and printers are the bane of my existence.  I’m very spoiled.  My employer is a large law firm.  Law firms excel at killing trees (i.e. printing reams and reams and reams of paper).  I’ve had access to exceptional … Continue reading

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