Tweet I’m in mourning. As a San Francisco native, when I rouse myself to be interested in football, I’m a Niners fan. No fan happiness tonight. Do you have anything that’s giving you some happiness about now?
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Tweet Whew! I’m finally current on my email, a pleasant state of things that should last at least two days, or maybe four. I’m sufficiently self-aware to know that my chronic procrastination damages my life, not to mention my relationships. Despite that knowledge, though, I still procrastinate. It’s very frustrating to me that I can’t [...]
Tweet I’m back with more. Did you know that Afghanistan was declared a gun-free zone? Well, if you didn’t, you’re right. But this is a great satire anyway. Have you heard of a site called Patriotic Voices? (I do seem to be full of questions, don’t I?) It’s a forum for conservatives. It’s got very [...]
Tweet I stopped going through my inbox when I got it down to 100 unread emails. It’s now scooted its way back up to 170 unread emails. So, I’m going to continue clearing the inbox and posting those things that are not only interesting but still relevant. Here’s a matched set for you. Back in [...]
Tweet David Mamet’s post about the danger of a government that tries to take your guns. The National Review editor’s sterling take on Obama’s devious attack on the military’s integrity as a fighting organization. Mark Steyn. (Do I need to say anything more, or is his name alone a sufficient inducement for you to read?) [...]
Tweet I will never give up — or at least I won’t give up until I’m down to the last 30 emails. Before I dive into that, though, I want to encourage any conservative woman to consider joining the National Federation of Republican Women. You can find your local chapter here, and then connect with [...]
Tweet I winnowed down half of my emails yesterday, but still have more than 200 to go. Some of them, I’m embarrassed to admit, date back to early-ish December. Those that I’m linking to here are still relevant, though, so don’t be deterred by my delay in posting them. Also, heads up to those who [...]
Tweet I’m making another stab at my incredibly backed-up email inbox. Here are some things I don’t want you to miss. Consider this an installment, since I have a big enough backlog in my email to account for another post with even more links. Gates of Vienna has a new home, after Google shut its [...]
Tweet I’ve been running around like a headless chicken today, so I did not tune in to any part of the Obama inauguration. Did you?
Tweet I’ve spent the morning putting out fires. They are all extinguished now, so I can get down to the fun stuff. I read a ton of articles I think you might find interesting. In no particular order: The Washington Post looks at myths regarding the current flu season. There were a couple of surprises [...]
Tweet The kids are almost back at school. It’s been a delightful winter break — sleeping-in in the morning, playing old-fashioned board games in the evening — but I am exhausted and my house is looking frayed around the edges. I crave normalcy. Normalcy also needs my attention. I finally dealt with folding the mountains [...]
Tweet I started off the holiday week with a small email backlog. I ended up with a huge email backlog. Non-stop family time wiped out my cyberlife. Yesterday, I never even turned my computer on. I’m now going through the 500+ email backlog and finding some wonderful gems. I’ll put them in this post and [...]
Tweet It’s winter break, and I’m coming to terms with the fact that, for the time being, my life is not my own. It belongs to husband, children, mother, children’s friends, neighbors, etc. I never even looked at the news yesterday, which left me feeling both bereft and relieved. Bereft because I am a high [...]
Tweet I wasn’t kidding when I said family is keeping me on the guy — family and work on a new project that has the potential to be at least somewhat remunerative. The new project requires that I master PowerPoint, a program with which I have only the most glancing acquaintance. Fortunately, there’s a wealth [...]
Tweet As I’m sure has been the case for you, my life over the last few days has been all family, all of the time. This is the way it should be over the holidays. Indeed, when I do glance at the headlines, I’m almost glad that this is the way things are. The headlines [...]
Tweet This is an Open Thread. I’ve been on the go since yesterday morning, and things won’t slow down for another couple of hours. Then, I blog! Until then, please feel free to let us know what you’re thinking.
Tweet Family life has been busy of late. That means when I wasn’t roused to blogging about the Second Amendment, I didn’t blog much at all these past few days. My lapses, though, haven’t stopped interesting things from appearing, some to do with Newtown, and some involving other stuff altogether. In no particular order, I [...]
Tweet I’ve spent today being very productive in a non-blogging way, but there are still a few things I’d like to share with you. If you’re feeling in a giving mood, the National Review needs help in its fight against the lawsuit Michael Mann (yes, climate change Michael Mann) filed against National Review and Mark [...]
Tweet I don’t have the time (or, frankly, the inclination) to do full posts on each of these links, but they are all worthy contenders for your attention: John Steele Gordon compares Obama’s contempt for Congress with LBJ’s respect for that institution and willingness to collaborate with it to achieve his political goals. On a [...]
Tweet I went out to run one errand and came back to discover that Egyptian President Morsi had fled his palace after protesters breached police barricades. I have no idea whether this means Morsi’s brief sharia reign is over, or whether he’ll be be, redoubling the oppression. What do you think?
Tweet This is my mind right now: Yeah, that’s right. Nothing. Absolutely nothing. I’m getting vertigo looking into the blank, black hole of my own thoughts.
Tweet Nothing in this morning’s news, or in my own life for that matter, is moving me sufficiently to justify a full post on a single subject or idea. I did find some interesting things online, though, that I’d like to share with you. Also, I always appreciate it when you share interesting things right [...]
Tweet Progressives and narcissists share an unpleasant trait: If you make a mistake, it proves that you and your ideas are inferior; if they make a mistake, it’s just a mistake. Your mistake is irremediable, because it’s intrinsic to who you are; their mistake is just one of those things, and can be either forcibly [...]
Tweet There’s nothing I enjoy more than seeing someone slice and dice Paul Krugman’s latest idiocies. Randall Hoven does a magnificent job. The only sad thing about it is that he’s preaching to the choir. The ones who really should read his article — namely, the ones who think Krugman is actually smart and honest [...]
Tweet After a lovely long weekend with family, we’re getting in the car today and heading home. If things go well, the drive should take about seven hours. If we get stuck in holiday traffic (as happened when we drove down), we’re looking at nine hours on the road. I might be able to blog [...]