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“Let Them Eat Cake!”

After finishing Freedom (a lovely Christmas present), Jonathan Franzen’s name remained on my reading radar. Browsing in a glorious bookshop in DC, Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill, I found a collection of his essays entitled How to Be Alone.  I tend to lose touch with the limits of my pocketbook whenever I walk into a bookstore, so of course … Continue reading

Daily Post / The Social Network

DP: Rights? Who said anything about ‘rights’?

Today’s Daily Post can only be labeled a ‘Pot Stirrer’ : Is access to medical care something that governments should provide, or is it better left to the private sector? Are there drawbacks to your choice? If by ‘access’ one means safe roads, by all means. Tax dollars fund those. If by ‘private sector’ one means professionals … Continue reading

Daily Post / Family Life / Poetry / The Social Network

DP: I Got [99] Skills… but Good Grammar Ain’t One

The Daily Prompt asks, If you could choose to be a master (or mistress) of any skill in the world, which skill would you pick? Shouldn’t bloggers obviously pick the obvious? Writing, right? Only… ANY skill in the world. Mine. And not just the sort that I can sort of do and not wholly embarrass myself. I … Continue reading