Reading Crap

One of my New Year’s resolutions, or whatever you call it, is to stop reading a book the moment it is no longer enjoyable.  Put it down and never pick it up again.  Totally abandoned it and put it in the heap pile.  I NEVER have consciously quit a book.  I have misplaced or lost book mid-read and depending […]

Technology is Good

I am not a luddite when it comes to technology.  I am probably a bit above average for my age (old) when it comes to how successfully I use digital media in my daily life.  I have, however, resisted listening to podcasts.  Partially because the amount of time I am already”connected” makes me feel uncomfortable. […]

Reading Frenzy

Written 22 Februray 2012 I have read 6 books in five days.  Truth be told I had read ¾ of The Historian before I landed in Junin. Here is what I read: Gilead  By Marilynne Robinson.  She wrote also Housekeeping.  A mesmerizing writer of faith and theology all within a compelling story.  Doesn’t sound great […]

Stylist Intervention

I like a good shelter read.  Living in Argentina I have very much limited access to good design glossies.  Fortunately, the internet is a pretty decent substitute.  And I am not talking Lonny… yawn.  I am talking interior design blogs that edit out the boring crap and feature beautiful, provocative and sometimes insane interiors.  Some […]

What the hell is going on?

There are news cycles when stories just telescope on each other and things get weirder and wilder.  The last few weeks have been like that, so action packed with political revolutions, coups, a slew of celebrity deaths including one super icon and another, regular icon, and then for dessert you get an extremely large serving […]

The Sun has set on Twilight

It is not something I am proud of, but I am happy to say I have finish the last installment of the Twilight Quartet, Breaking Dawn. It should be clear, if you have read any of my other posts, I am not a fifteen year old girl.  I am a 47 year old woman with […]

The Sunday Paper

I always go first to Frank Rich, this week is no exception.  Which came first  torture or the Iraqi War? In case you havent heard, Wednesday is the 100th day of Obama’s administration.  There are lots of articles about what he has done and hasnt done.The Nation has a series of articles.  Its obviously complicated, they […]

I dont have the words

Since Tuesday, I have been reading a lot of post game analysis of the primaries, the speeches from Tuesday and the aftermath.  There is a lot of speculation on the battle ahead against McCain, the VP selection and how do we get Hillary’s most rabid supporters to support Obama.  But I will let the better […]

What do George Bush and Charles Manson have in common?

OK, I am guilty of sensationalism. But just a minute, there is a connection and it is not that they are both guilty of drug induced, grizzly mass murders. That would be hyperbole. When I was 7 years old, Charles Manson was busy committing horrible, terrorizing bloody murders in Southern California. We were living in […]