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A New Puppy: English Mastiff called “Freddy”

Posted by on Feb 23, 2014 in Art | 0 comments

In January, my husband and I bought an English Mastiff puppy. We named him Fredrick II, after my husband’s beloved Lab Fred who died many years ago. Freddy, as we call him in his puppy-hood, is the most delightful, friendly and trusting puppy I’ve ever had. We always had dogs when I was growing up in the 70s. My father was a bird hunter, as well as a hunter of mule deer and other large creatures roaming around Eastern Montana. So naturally we had Labradors. The English Mastiff is a royal dog, and ancient breed that the Romans used...

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David Sedaris: A Big Family

Posted by on Nov 2, 2013 in Art | 0 comments

I’ve been reading David Sedaris for years and years. Lucky for me, he actually came to Billings, Montana in 2010 and of course I attended! Sadly I was unable to wait around for him to sign my copy of “When You Are Engulfed in Flames”, one of my favorite books of his. I read this book in one big gulp on a flight from the US to Holland, laughing the entire time. In fact, I noticed a few sideways glances from fellow passengers as I hooted and snorted through the long, long flight. For all my friends out there who may have...

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If the 1% stifles New York’s creative talent, I’m out of here

Posted by on Oct 8, 2013 in Art | 0 comments

Byrnes doesn’t understand that the 1% are 95% democrats. Check out the article that’s got me pissed off this morning.

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Levels of Life

Posted by on Oct 4, 2013 in Art | 0 comments

I just received “Levels of Life“, by Julian Barnes, which I’m really looking forward to sinking my teeth into. Last year I read and then re-read immediately his book “Nothing To Be Frightened Of”, a meditation on death…a disquisition that addresses religion, philosophy, literature, identity, memory, evolutionary biology, and the nature of the universe. It is funny and frank. Completely irresistible. As the Mail on Sunday’s (London) Craig Brown say’s, “Barnes is wonderfully adept at keeping...

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Global Warming – The New Religion

Posted by on Oct 2, 2013 in Energy | 0 comments

I’ve been thinking about global warming a lot lately, wondering why so many believe in it when the science is far from “settled”. So when I read this recently, I was relieved and quite pleased.

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Camille Paglia on Capitalism and Art

Posted by on Sep 5, 2013 in Art | 4 comments

Camille Paglia nails it down in an article from the Wall Street Journal. I’ve read her for years. She is entertaining, savvy, smart and clues us in about Art and Capitalism. Thank you,...

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Posted by on Sep 5, 2013 in Art | 0 comments

I used to like her — and her music. The last album she did that I really liked was called Ray of Light. Now, not so much. See the trashy trailer for Secret...

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Obama’s Global-Warming Folly

Posted by on Sep 5, 2013 in Energy | 0 comments

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Posted by on Aug 14, 2013 in Books, Energy, Politics | 0 comments

21ST CENTURY RELATIONSHIPS: Marriage Is The New Middle-Class Luxury Item. “For their new paper “Intimate Inequalities: Love and Work in a Post-Industrial Landscape,” University of Virginia sociologist Sarah Corse and Harvard sociologist Jennifer Silva interviewed 300 working- and middle-class Americans like Cindy, Megan, Earl, and Jan about their work and relationships. They found that as the American workforce and the American marriage have destabilized over the past half-century, marriage has become an increasingly inaccessible option for...

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