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A few of my favorite things

Mermaid Song

Stuff I like.

1.) Cold grapefruit

2.) Chalkboard paint!  (Use liberally)

3.) Sandals that can be repaired with Gorilla glue

4.) Hydrangeas

5.) The Sunroom

6.) Mermaid Song paint

Ok, it’s your turn now.

13 Responses

  1. I’ve been using contact cement to resole my moccasins. It’s pretty good stuff.

  2. My husband, peonies, our patio, seafood and, in the summer, Apothic white and rose wines.

  3. Let’s see….

    Chilled apple cubes
    Summer afternoons on the patio
    The feel of good yarn
    Sunday Dinner
    Walking through the neighborhood park

  4. That first tomato from my garden,
    The Indian corn that I grow, and trying to guess the colors of the kernels before I peel back the husk,
    pumpkin pie,
    In late summer, when I’m tired of the heat, that first feel that Autumn is just around the corner, and the sky is such a beautiful shade of blue,
    Thanksgiving with my family

  5. Know what else I like? I like a laptop that works without problems. Alas, the laptop no es bueno. The genius says I must send it away for to get a new logic board. I know what you’re thinking but it has nothing to do with the quality of my blog posts.
    Nevertheless, it is going to wipe out my reason for working this week.
    Tips gratefully accepted.

  6. $1225.00 monthly Cobra is killing us.

    • !! Us too (well, $1000/mo) But every time I think about dropping it, I imagine a horrible health emergency. It’s extortion.

  7. This seems an openended post so I will comment here rather than add to a deadthread downstream. Tell you what, RD: You forget about Obama’s sweetie response from 6 years ago and I won’t mention Hillary’s “white, hardworking white” pander from the same campaign.

  8. Just sharing an interesting post from Jacobin – https://www.jacobinmag.com/2014/06/bad-science/

    • While the author begins to have some insight into the complexity of pharmaceutical science, he starts regurgitating the “neoliberals is evil” shtick towards the end. This is a fall back position when people don’t have quite enough info on how the research works, are reluctant to point their fingers at perpertrators in their own side and can’t figure out what to do about the problem. So they punt. And blame neoliberals. That small evil group that runs everything to which no one we know belongs. This lazy resort to easy catch all labeling means that there is no real agent.
      Here’s the truth: the owners wanted all the profits. The government makes it easy for them to take the profits. This has been going on for a long time and is worse under Republicans who are simply rapacious, not neoliberals. Further crippling research are class action lawyers. No, no, don’t try to defend them. They’re like bank robbers. They rob banks because that’s where the money is. If you’ve ever wondered why the American public can’t properly evaluate risk and is afraid of EVERYTHING, look no further than class action lawyers.
      Researchers are simply caught in the middle of all this. Naturally introverted, studious and over educated, they’re in a double bind: they don’t see themselves as working class people who need labor protections and they’re too smart for the public to see them as vulnerable as they actually are.
      Science is no way to make a living anymore and increasingly no way to make discoveries either. Yes, something must be done. No, blaming some ethereal group of neoliberals is not the answer.

  9. You want to know something I like? I’m not saying this to polish the apple or anything of that sort. But I like writers on the internet who, without any recompense, turn out prose that is more compelling and intriguing and fun to read than the stuff we get from “professional” writers.

    I’m talking about you, of course, but not JUST about you. There are, what, at least a dozen bloggers out there who absolutely stun me. What stuns me most of all is that these writers don’t get any kind of regular paycheck for their efforts.

    Meanwhile, there are a number well-paid political writers out there — Thomas Friedman, Maureen Dowd, David Broder, George Will, and so on — who seem to be constitutionally incapable of composing a memorable sentence. Never mind, for a moment, the question of whether one agrees with their sentiments. For some unfathomable reason, these people are deemed to be important thinkers even though they are mediocre wordsmiths.

    Seriously, have any of the above-listed writers ever cobbled together a phrase that stuck in your memory?

    Perhaps, then, my favorite thing is the very institution of the blog. We take that institution for granted. Many people make fun of it. Some people consider blogging to be passe. But I say that blogworld is much of today’s best writing is found. A lot of it is surreal and self-indulgent — but it’s also the most compelling commentary I’ve ever seen.

    (By the way, I hope your daughter is doing well in her efforts to be a documentarian.)

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