Monthly Archives: October 2007

A Spell for Democracy: Encourage the Debaters

Tomorrow night will be another Democratic debate and I’m sure there will be another Republican one soon as well. Let’s try watching the debates and using our magical skills to literally en-courage all the candidates to be open and honest … Continue reading

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It’s that time of year again! (Halloween 2007)

Yes, I know all this info is on the front page of our site, but it appears from my web statistics that many people are getting to our essays about Halloween via this blog and (I presume) the Table of … Continue reading

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We’re So Convenienced, It’s an

I used to live a cheaper and better life in many respects.

Our fridge broke down, on a Friday of course. Totally. About four years old. Just past the warrantee. No warning signs. Temp seemed fine all along until sometime during Thursday night. We had gotten an expensive model that had an ice and water dispenser, complete with lock function. ‘Cause we deserved it. Well, I’m to the snappish point and my ‘tude is now that I’m not going to ride the dang things to Mars and back so give me simple, cheap, and durable.

In the last 12 years, I’ve had 2 larger chest freezers, two fridges, and one standing freezer die on me, all relatively young units, only the last one a more expensive model. Only one died when it wasn’t the weekend or a major feast holiday. No joke. Neither is that kind of waste. Continue reading

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A Spell for Democracy: Run, Al, Run!

Along with many millions of others, I’m celebrating Al Gore’s winning of the Noble Peace Prize today. He shares it with the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Here’s what he said today: I am deeply honored to receive … Continue reading

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