Opinion Category

Iraqional exuberance

Well, my recent return to Twitterdom is already sparking new screeds.  Liz Sly of the Washington Post recently tweeted from the Middle East in essence that there is no one there that isn’t scared to death, totally confused, and utterly depressed. I don’t want to appear glib or flip here, by this title.  This is a deadly […]

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Prophilia

  This is not about the love of professionals nor a nasty perversive obsession. It is curious how synchronous life is, or is it that when an idea dawns on us, we are more attuned to its occurrences all around us? Last Saturday my husband parked my older model but spotlessly clean and polished car at the train […]

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Till death (all of) us do part

This is what I would consider a ‘think piece’ and it is still a thinking-in-progress, really my mind working out loud, so please indulge me as I spin this.   I have the rare opportunity to be forced out of my comfortable niche and into a foreign environment, little different from the one that Margaret […]

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Agrivation

I have been working all week on an intense project and ideas for this particular topic have been swirling through my head. Sometimes they gel into a cogent statement, buttressed by facts from all the sources that spin past me each day and at other times, they just drop into the pool of ideas that […]

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Cherchez la faim

There is so little time to do anything frivolous these days.  One thing I miss is listening to NPR.  When I visit my relatives in North Carolina, I stay with Annabelle’s parents, two college professors to whom I am related on my mother’s side. They have two big-screen TVs but those are disconnected most of […]

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