Talk about a spoiler.
We pre-purchased tickets for a 10pm screening of La La Land. It played at the Regal Park Terrace, in Charlotte — the only theatre in the area showing this film, as of tonight (it opens at others tomorrow).
We already have our Christmas Day movie picked out. We’ll be
Continue reading How and why to see La La Land
It’s Thanksgiving and I’m grateful for many things.
One thing I’m grateful for is that I have a big, loving family — and they are all liberal Democrats.
We have our moments, but there won’t be any heated arguments with Uncle Joe who voted for Trump.
Continue reading Have a Rodgers and Hammerstein Thanksgiving
Need something to do after the election? Earn Your Associates Degree in Discrimination Science at the new Trump University.
Registration for Spring Semester opens at 8pm, November 8, 2016.
Classes begin January 20, 2017.
Degree Requirements: This two-year, non-accredited program requires the completion of all 24 courses. Tuition for entire program
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Republicans seem to be obsessed with human genitalia.
McCrory is proud of protecting girls from transgender predators in the bathroom.
He calls them transgenders, but he’s really talking about men who dress like women in order to attack girls in the ladies room — a group of people that seems to exist only
Continue reading McCrory and Trump — obsession with genitalia
Earlier today, I saw a Facebook post reprinting an article in the Salisbury Post lamenting the decline of unbiased reporting in that thing we cherish that has been so widely and weirdly demonized of late, “the mainstream media.”
I attacked the piece’s sorry punctuation. In my view, if you’re going
Continue reading Biased toward sentences, paragraphs, coherency, and punctuation
It’s not just the police.
While people in Charlotte protest (and riot), in response to the police murder of Keith Lamont Scott, consider that things don’t happen in a vacuum.
People in North Carolina have been treated in a callous, hostile manner for years.
If this incident had not precipitated a reaction, something
Continue reading North Carolina. Is this a surprise?
Incredible performance by J. R. Jones (Freedom Lawn Care), an extraordinary landscaper who helped us yesterday morning with a tree emergency.
This tree pummeled our neighbor’s yard and they had a lawn party scheduled for that afternoon. Our house was built in 1940, and from looking at the rings on the tree’s trunk,
Continue reading Quick work!
The North Carolina Governor plainly told the nation, on ‘Meet the Press,’ that we need more dialogue.
“And let’s have this dialogue and I welcome that dialogue,” he said.
In another interview, he says, “What we need is dialogue, instead of threats. […] I see at the national level
Continue reading McCrory really does want dialogue (not)
We rarely called her by her full name, Jackie Mudpie. She mostly went by Jackie, and sometimes Jack-Jack or Sweet Doggie, or various sounds like Doggie-woogie-beegie-baggie-boo.
Most people have a special voice they use for their dogs, and so did I. It’s a high tone that’s a little squeaky, a little weird,
Continue reading Jackie Mudpie: The one who never left
In a few minutes, Alicia and I will be making the pilgrimage to see A Prarie Home Companion, in Brevard, NC.
That show begin a month after I graduated from high school, and I’ve been a fan since then.
My dad liked it, and I have a vivid memory of sitting in the
Continue reading Going to see ‘A Parie Home Companion’ and I’m Sorta excited