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APRIL 25, 2012 6:15AM

Why are Women Dumb?

"Why are women dumb?"  A rather intelligent little boy, who had become interested in astronomy, asked me this.  I asked why he thought that.  He said that all of the famous astronomers and scientists were men.  I made a note to talk to someone about his history books and lessons,… Read full post »
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SEPTEMBER 2, 2010 12:57PM

LiveBlogging Hurricane Earl-Day 2

from the beginning here, fresh updates at the end
typos are due to the nature of the beast, EARL
started yesterday, Wednesday evening
update 7 at 9 pm 
It's been five years since our last serious storm.  I live in the Graveyard of the Atlantic.  When
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AUGUST 10, 2010 10:51PM

Whiteness and Witnesses

My mother's bad decisions in her subsequent life did not account for the beginning of her ruination.  We lived in the south, although she tried to leave once.  In a tiny southern town of about 400 people, a saw mill, a Purina factory, and a sewing factory, in
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AUGUST 4, 2010 3:39PM

Can potters make art from clay?

1:   The Hunt

1 egret profile

2:   New Moon

3 egret moon

3:  Freak

2 egret freak


A question arises among potters that always is divisive and can rend friendships.  Are we making craft or art?  What is the difference?  Are artists better than potters?  Are pot… Read full post »
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MARCH 11, 2009 12:52AM








 NO! make a real face

why do you always do this?!?!?!

my beloved son...


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MARCH 2, 2009 5:23PM

and the rain poured down all over my soul...



rainy day



blurry glass mottle

warps, diffuses, obfuscates

dreariness, cold rain







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FEBRUARY 24, 2009 10:01PM

Liveblogging the Real Housewives of New York

No snacks.  Real housewives in New York are rail thin and would not approve.

Except Bethenny.  But you would not want to eat any of the things she thinks are awesome.  There is no cheese involved.

In the following, "Ok" means "I cannot believe how awful these people are.  Real&nbs… Read full post »

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FEBRUARY 24, 2009 6:06PM

Pre-game NYC Housewife liveblogging ...

A pre-game wrap-up of the first episode.

The players:

Alex is about status.
LuAnne is a countess.
Jill is an elitist with only quality friends.
Simon is a metrosexual.
Bethany is an ex-celebutante that is not up to Martha's snuff.
Romona don't need no stinkin man, except her husband.
Kelly is an ex-wife/mo… Read full post »

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FEBRUARY 7, 2009 8:57PM

Good god, look at this!



purple spiney lobster


 what planet is this?

a gift to teach us to see

the color purple





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JANUARY 21, 2009 4:07PM

Solar Innovation

Change won't happen unless the money works out.  That is part of capitalism, which is much maligned, but not inherently evil.  Greed may, indeed, be to the greater good.   

The most innovative feat will be the shift to solar powered batteries that can power homes and cars.&nb… Read full post »

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OCTOBER 26, 2008 1:12AM

Open Call Caption Contest: Obama



Name this original photoshop!

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SEPTEMBER 5, 2008 9:41AM

Passing for Black in 1978, White in 2008

This was a comment in another thread and got kind of long and complicated.  So I am posting it here so as to not high-jack  his post with the vitriol that may come my way for saying this "out loud".  I expanded only slightly here.  For some reason, this post reallyRead full post »

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AUGUST 4, 2008 5:25PM

Going Natural Blonde

I think that everybody, and I mean every body, man or woman should have to go back to their orginal natural age appropriate hair color for the election year.

I think we ought to be supressed from wearing make-up, woman AND men.  And all transfiguring undergarments.  No Spanks or girdles or… Read full post »

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JULY 18, 2008 11:51PM

Point/Counterpoint: Rachel Ray

Rachel Ray Photo

 Being Rachel Ray is a feminist act. 

The current average American can name maybe 10 famous women who are not performers or musicians:  Rosa Parks, Susan B. Anthony, Sacajawea, Sandra Day O'Conner, Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Barbara Walters, Martha Stewart, Julia C… Read full post »

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JULY 16, 2008 12:51AM

And the Winners Are....


Open Salon Calf Round-Up 2008



Most Creative


Most Beloved Non-Combatants:


Best Calves of the Future



Best Ski Knobs



Most Well-knit Gams



FFA Award of Delight



 Julia Child Award of Excellence inRead full post »

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JULY 12, 2008 10:41PM

By the Sea


The moat saved it 5 times from the waves and then it was gone...

Saturday by the Sea Read full post »

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JULY 7, 2008 5:59PM

Barry's Pink Birds

        so what   wet   shake and swallow   mean

Barry Warhol's Pink Birds



so what

So what...I missed a spot.








shake and swallow
Shake and Swallow Shrimp...Repeat
These are all from s… Read full post »
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JULY 5, 2008 5:34AM

Size Matters

About 5 years ago, I found the ultimate diet and some very interesting things about clothes, sizes, and what about them matters.

I got really sick about 4.5 years ago.  I lost about 7 pounds a week for about 3 months before it was brought under control, another post. … Read full post »

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JUNE 30, 2008 1:23AM

Culinaria: Chicken Pastry


19 enjoy

Eastern NC Chicken Pastry

This dish was traditionally made with a whole chicken and was very high in fat.  I have updated the recipe to reduce the fat and increase the richness of the broth to compensate.  Although the dish is quite easy to make, it requires… Read full post »

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JUNE 23, 2008 4:36PM

The Deal

companion print ready  

 So this is how it happened.

I drove straight past the Chic-Fil-A and went to the IHOP and ordered the Never-ending Stack o' Pancakes.

I knew something was wrong immediately.

Two weeks later I am in the doctor's office with my husband who attends these strategy sessions wit… Read full post »

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JUNE 18, 2008 10:38PM

Culinaria: Pot Stickers

BBQ Beef Pot Stickers

pot stickers

 1 cipolline onion, minced or 1 shallot, minced

1tsp  garlic paste

1tsp  chili paste

1tsp  ginger paste

1 Tbs brown sugar

1 Tbs soy sauce

2 Tbs Hoisin sauce

1/2 cup cooked brown rice

1/2 lb 96 % lean ground beef

Combine all ingredient… Read full post »

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JUNE 15, 2008 6:53PM


  • Rose-red 
card pom


  • Busted
pomdtl pottery painting 
  • Hot and Humid
pomegranates hot 
  • Autumn Harvest
 pomegranates wet
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JUNE 12, 2008 4:04PM


 peacock_corrected square

As I was driving with my traditional, conservative Mother-in-Law, we passed the local Shriners lodge.  I said under my breath, "Damn Shriners," an almost sub-conscious reflex for me.

She was surprised.  But in a feeling of openness that is not always my way with her, I decid… Read full post »

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JUNE 12, 2008 9:23AM

Know Fat Chicks, ten things

As a woman who has decided to forego the pressure to be thin and just live my life as if it doesn't matter, I can say that fat is ok.

Full discolosure:  I am 5'8", a size 16-18, XL, blonde, and pretty.  Think of a white Queen Latifah, breasts,… Read full post »

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JUNE 10, 2008 12:55PM

Culinaria: Sweet Tea

We don't even ask for sweet tea.  If the tea is not sweet, at least a little, it is hot tea, or chinese tea.

And southerners rarely drink hot chinese tea.

It never really gets cold here, you see.  In the winter, 50 degrees is freezing cold.  Still no warrent… Read full post »