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Swine flu PANIC!

Key words:  “swine flu”  “pandemic” Ready? Set? PANIC!!!!! (An alternative title I considered for this post:  “Everybody calm down, please”.  But that would have been entirely too boring…)

Politics and photography don’t mix

For quite awhile, I’ve been focusing (haha Polimom! Good pun!) this blog primarily on photography — or at least, trying to use my photography to enhance how I look at the world. Yes, I’ve babbled and dabbled about politics here and there, but for the most part, I’ve held back — not necessarily because I [...]

Stuck in the middle with you

If you stand in the middle but the line gets moved, what happens?  I guess the Republicans can just ask Arlen Specter, who today declared his intention to switch parties. Since my election in 1980, as part of the Reagan Big Tent, the Republican Party has moved far to the right. Last year, more than [...]

Into the rural heartland

Polimom and Dear Husband spent the past weekend in the Arkansas mountains (again) — but this time, we weren’t hiking or canoeing.  Rather, we were poking around at real estate, hoping to find a vacation spot (aka Polimom’s “Bolt Hole”). In fact, since Adorable Child is approaching high school age, we’re open to retirement possibilities [...]

TAKS, Katy, Flu, and Floods (Updated)

UPDATE 8:04 am:  Katy ISD has closed all campuses for the day. All Katy ISD campuses will be closed today, April 28, due to localized flooding, water intrusion at several campuses and the threat of additional flooding this afternoon. (Adorable Child is thrilled!) * * * * *   Original post: So far, our local school [...]