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I received an update from Dakini/Josie's niece, Judy Kelley, that I wanted to share here. You'll see there are no firm plans yet for a memorial, but Judy will let us know when such plans develop.
This is the info I posted on cartouche's memorial post:
Thank you, to… Read full post »
I was so busy today I couldn't really deal with the breaking news on Somali Pilates. The thing is, I never fully enjoyed Pilates, it always felt like a form of exercise for super-privileged women (I can't regularly afford those fees!) so my heart kind of goes out to the Somali… Read full post »
This post might just be therapy. Excuse me if it is.
I had a great late-afternoon at the ballpark, my San Francisco Giants v. the Milwaukee Brewers in a strange 4 pm start. I left work early and took my daughter Nora, who's home for Easter. She left in the 7th… Read full post »
I'm tanned, rested and ready to be back. I haven't had a vacation this fun in years, although maybe I always say that.
For 14 years straight my daughter and I have traveled to Scottsdale, Arizona to watch San Francisco Giants Spring Training with a changing cast of characters. We have… Read full post »
If the New York Times is looking to cut costs, maybe it's time to cut back on its lifestyle coverage. It's increasingly unreadable, and recently two style stories struck me as hoaxes. One was definitely a hoax, about the non-existent "Dating a Banker Anonymous" group, supposedly established for… Read full post »
I just got home from Midnight Hardball -- yes, it keeps the kids off the streets -- and I'm watching Bobby Jindal's "rebuttal" to Barack Obama's stunning faux-SOTU tonight for a second time (I wrote about it all here.)
Still, I think you get a few things upon a… Read full post »
Thanks to Saturn Smith for a great post! I have a cry-off candidate I meant to post the other day:
I never cross-post, but once I saw Monte's, I couldn't resist...
I had friends complain that Barack Obama's TV ad Wednesday night was "dull," but I thought it worked. Maybe that's because I spent the middle of the day getting ready for MSNBC's "Hardball," where I got to hear disgraced GOP… Read full post »
I called Thursday night's debate pretty quickly for Joe Biden. But my confidence on the page masked the insecurity I felt half-way through the debate. I was instant-messaging with a Salon colleague -- I won't out him! -- and while we both thought Biden started strong, we began to worry mid-way… Read full post »
"My fellow Americans, the choice of a running mate is a presidential candidate's first big decision. And with all due respect (ahem) to my Christian right allies, it's got to be my choice, made in the best interest of the nation. And for me, it's really not a choice at all:… Read full post »
I can't believe I didn't blog at all from Denver, except I did, on that other blog -- and in War Room, and I think I wrote a story, too. I can't remember, it's all a blur, but a great blur. You read about the Salon party thanks to marytkelly and… Read full post »
I agreed with Time's Joe Klein that John McCain went off the rails when he said the other day that Barack Obama "would rather lose a war than lose an election." Awful. But Klein went one step beyond where I would, suggesting the statement was so outrageous, it raised questions about… Read full post »
Sometimes the New York Times has great little local stories that are more illuminating than the entire San Francisco Chronicle, and sometimes the local "color" discovered by the Times turns out to be misleading. I don't know what I will ultimately think of Thursday's story on a rice shortage… Read full post »
It might be OK.
So I went to my first post-Barry Giants game Friday night . I don't count Opening Day, which had bunting and a reunion of the 1958 Giants -- it's 50 years in SF, baby! -- and which they lost. It was a little depressing at… Read full post »
I'm excited to welcome our private beta testers to Open Salon.
Our staff has enjoyed kicking the tires, friending one another and
posting fantastic pet photos. We've discovered a lot of talent
outside the editorial department. I can't wait to see how more new
users will use it.
But I'm like/… Read full post »
I like the way the site has cleaned up, and I can't wait to get more feedback from staff in our private alpha, before opening the doors next week. Please, everybody, tell us what you think!
David Simon is smarter than I am, so I have no real confidence I can predict the wrap. But I do find others' arguments intriguing: it's possible that Carcetti, Rawls and Daniels find some way to cover up what McNulty's done while making McNulty pay -- or maybe he makes… Read full post »