Monthly Archives: February 2011

Archaeology in the Terabyte Drive

I have lots of filing cabinets, crowded with 120 chromes, 35mm slides, strips of 120 and 35mm b&w negatives, contact sheets and Polaroid 665 negs.  A long time ago I realized that although I had taken all the pictures, there … Continue reading

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DOJ No Longer Defending the Indefensible

In a surprise announcement yesterday, the Obama Justice Department said it would no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act in court and acknowledged the obvious–that the law is blatantly unconstitutional.  The usual Republican suspects responded, “Blah, blah, blah.” And … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln, 202 years, 8 days

On the day before our compound national holiday celebrating the birthdays of two of our greatest presidents, in our strange time when what passes for political discourse can include hysterical (and amnesiac) ranting about secession, I’m thinking about the battle … Continue reading

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Ron Paul. Really?

For the second year in a row, Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX), won the Conservative Political Action Conference’s straw poll.  With 30% of the vote (first runner up Mitt Romney got 23%), Paul remains a rock star for a sliver of … Continue reading

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“Egypt Was The Firewall”

A former American ambassador to Morocco, Marc Ginsberg, talking on TV today about the miraculous revolution won in the streets of Cairo and throughout Egypt, predicted that this was the beginning of momentous change in the Middle East.  And while … Continue reading

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Snow

  Although I always thought the snow was beautiful,  when possible, I tended to keep my distance.  I didn’t learn to ski when I was young enough to ignore the perils of speeding downhill, seemingly head-first.  And my perfect temperatures … Continue reading

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