We’re in our third week of visiting the grandkids (along with their outstanding parents) in Massachusetts and I’m starting to feel media deprived. I’m a news/information junkie, I cheerfully admit, and every […]
So, I had been aggressively not following Mel Gibson’s latest spewfest. The truth is, I’ve known what I needed to know about him for some time, and worrying about the particulars of […]
George Steinbrenner is dead. Let me begin by saying that I’m a Red Sox fan and a lifelong Yankee-hater who loathed Steinbrenner from shortly after I first heard his name. Let me […]
By Ann Ivins The Texas GOP platform for 2010 has been out for a while now. From my casual skimming of reviews and analyses, the general sense and direction of the party […]
Oh, dear. This is so wrong.
I’m on a mission to get suntan lotion. The strip of stores along the lakeshore seem to offer everything but. We’re at Geneva-on-the-Lake, a chintzy little resort town along Lake Erie in […]
Worldcon, the annual science fiction convention for fans and writers, is taking place in Australia this year, at Aussiecon. As usual, the major interest will be in the best novel category, and […]
I quite enjoyed today’s match between Germany and Uruguay. It was entertaining and exciting enough to be a pretty good final, and had all the ingredients—flashy play, lots of goals, persistent and […]
Would President Obama respond to a nuclear attack — whether from another country or terrorists — with one of our own? When it comes to against whom to retaliate and how, a nuclear-terror attack presents an almost insoluble dilemma.