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Wingnuts of the Week

Here’s John Avlon, introducing a new segment on “American Morning” (via Joe Gandleman at TMV): What’s a Wingnut? It’s someone on the far-right wing or far-left wing of American politics – the professional partisans and the unhinged activists – the folks who always try to divide rather than unite. In our polarized two party system, [...]

Cars and Christians

From a comment on this morning’s post at the Chron: “Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car” Indeed.

Sorry, Adorable Child…

… but it looks like you’re stuck with school for the rest of the scheduled year.  CNN: Federal officials now recommend that schools stop closing when a case of swine flu is confirmed at a school, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Tuesday. The Chronicle adds some detail: Schools with confirmed or suspected [...]

Plumbers and Metaphors

No, this post’s title doesn’t mean what you think it does. What I’m actually talking about is something else altogether.

Mental Health Break

I’ve now had a chance to see Caddo Pond in two seasons:  winter (late), and spring.  Spring is glorious: And for the record:  Realtors will stop and wait while you lay down in a field of wildflowers.  Or at least, ours did. Any time’s a good time for a mental health break.