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I am talking about his Northwest Airlines strike thing. I, a complete ignoramus when it comes to current events and the bankruptcy and labor status of the various air carriers, booked a flight to NY over a month ago to attend my brother’s wedding.  On {drumroll, please}, you guessed it – Northwest Airlines.  Right now […]


Posted at: September 13th, 2006 - 4:33 pm - Number of Comments » 3

How is it that a toddler in a well secured diaper, while sitting in his high chair, can poop completely down one leg and leave the diaper itself pristinely untouched?  Or, inexplicably, out BOTH SIDES of the diaper, while leaving a broad white expanse in between?  What freak of baby anatomy allows this amazing feat? […]


Posted at: September 12th, 2006 - 11:02 am - Number of Comments » 6

The trivial minutiae that form my life can wait until tomorrow.  Today, if you read this, spend just a moment of your time in silent contemplation of the 2996 lives that were lost five years ago today, and the unfillable empty spaces that they have left in those that remain behind.  Say a prayer against […]


Posted at: September 11th, 2006 - 10:36 am - Number of Comments » 0

I have posted before about my aversion to having my photo taken.  This is documented fact, easily verifiable by a quick check with any of my close friends.  I have one, dear, misguided, but lovable girlfriend who has asked me repeatedly to publish a picture of myself on my blog.  The ones I have posted in […]


Posted at: September 8th, 2006 - 10:33 am - Number of Comments » 8

Nope, fellow Book Club Sufferers, I have not forgotten.  We can all put the “Devil in the White City” debacle behind us and move on.  I am sure nobody will have trouble letting go. The second book in the GAMBLE installment is (drumroll):   Greek Fire, Poison Arrows and Scorpion Bombs Publisher’s Weekly Synopsis: This dense […]


Posted at: September 6th, 2006 - 11:36 am - Number of Comments » 4

I have heard horror stories told in hushed voices in the flickering light of the mommy-campfire, but up until now I had only experienced glimpses out of the corner of my eye of the phenomenon.  But this weekend, during an otherwise satisfactory Kohl’s Labor Day weekend sale, I finally experienced the full impact of the Total […]


Posted at: September 5th, 2006 - 3:30 pm - Number of Comments » 10

Well, Sarah must be back on the job, because the universe is beginning to right itself. US Scientists have rallied to the cause against Pluto’s demotion.  It has a chance at retaining its planetary status, yet.  It seems however, that there may be an ulterior motive to the seemingly altruistic move.  The definition of planet […]


Posted at: September 1st, 2006 - 4:42 pm - Number of Comments » 2

Sure as the floodwaters one year ago, we have been saturated with stories of Katrina during this first anniversary media-fest.  Heartbreaking images of the Ninth Ward and St. Bernard Parish have filled our TV screens and computer monitors, scenes of the refurbished Superdome and rebuilt Gulfport casinos amid still-sitting piles of debris.  And yet, I feel […]


Posted at: September 1st, 2006 - 11:41 am - Number of Comments » 4