Monthly Archives: July 2014

one last gift

Well, that was a lovely surprise. I was poking around Amazon the other day,(yes, I still shop there, no I don’t care to discuss it) wondering if Diana Wynne Jones had written anything I hadn’t heard about …. and I … Continue reading

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the dead were *not* someone else’s friends, this time

Somehow, the story about the Malaysian airplane that was shot down became a lot more real to me when I learned that it was flying out of Amsterdam and that more than half of the passengers were Dutch. It turns … Continue reading

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our Fourth weekend

Before I tell the story, good news: the last of the repair work is being done right now and the new washer is supposed to be delivered tomorrow. Fingers crossed, we might be done with the whole washer saga in … Continue reading

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followups

On the story of the three murdered Israeli teenagers and the murdered Palestinian boy: Just when I want to avert my eyes from the whole situation and say that we’re kindred in nothing but name (bonus Stan Rogers / Irish … Continue reading

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our boys

Oddly, what brought me to tears over Eyal, Gilad and Naftali, the three kidnapped Israeli boys, is from another religious tradition already. John Gorka based his “Let Them in, Peter” on a poem found in a Philippine hospital during WWII: … Continue reading

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