Paranoia In Shifts

Some people will believe the very worst about others.  Well, not all others, just some others…. People will believe that president Obama would euthanize their grandparents. They will believe that he “hates white people.” They will cry in public and ask for their “America back” — when to most of us America doesn’t look all…

Life Is Short

They say life is short. They don’t mean to be depressing when they say it. On the contrary, they intend to encourage appreciation for the fullness of the moment. The exquisite preciousness of it all. But what if “life is short” is not an abstracted universal truth? What if your doctor essentially tells you, that…

All Eyes On Dark Places

Last night I tasted a really nice Montepulciano and read the torture memos. How did you spend YOUR Saturday night? Stop staring at me. Anyway, so I come home early last night, trying to get a little rest (no, I don’t have swine flu, thanks for asking) because I’ve been suffering from an allergic eye…

American Appetites

Yesterday I was inspired to finally try my hand at something I’ve been planning to make forever: matzo ball soup. So I start the process, planning to have it for lunch by myself — not quite ready to make someone else the guinea pig on this yet.  Because some of the steps have to be…

Time Warp

Ouch!  The last few weeks have been rough on me and my little blog. I had a painful eye ailment that forced me to keep computer use to a minimum, which is not easy in my business – or in any business, come to think of it. Then there were a few days of jet…

The Properties of Property and the Reality of Reality

I was talking yesterday to a friend about my concerns regarding assertions of absolute private “property rights” over stuff taken out of the public domain. My friend, an architect by training, is vehemently opposed to anything that remotely resembles a restraint on commerce and wealth accumulation. She describes herself as “nearly objectivist.” She says she…