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All the Good Names Were Taken · 6d ago

Another installment in the ongoing series Why Businesses Fail

Also known as The Stupid, It Burns. A while back the good people of Arizona approved a ballot proposal to raise the state minimum wage. Proposition 206 mandated that the state minimum wage,...
All the Good Names Were Taken · 1W ago

Not enough tinfoil in the world

I'm beginning to wonder just who's crazier: The Donald with his weird, paranoid fantasies about former president Obama or the pundits and others who treat those fantasies as though they have...
All the Good Names Were Taken · 2W ago

Book Review: Hildegard of Bingen: A Visionary Life

Sabina Flanagan's Hildegard of Bingen: A Visionary Life had been gathering dust on a bookshelf at the Retirement Bunker for years. I'm not sure where it came from; it's a trade paperback so ...
All the Good Names Were Taken · 2W ago

Petrified Forest National Park

Colorful rocks are petrified wood and they're a lot bigger than the photo suggests. Last installment of the Grand Canyon road trip. Honest. View of the Painted Desert I have been known ...
All the Good Names Were Taken · 2W ago

Where have all the tea towels gone?

I have been on a strange and, as of this morning, still futile quest for the past few weeks. I've been looking for tea towels. Not just any tea towel, of course, but tea towels with a theme....
All the Good Names Were Taken · 2W ago

My first quilt

To the best of my recollection, this is the first quilt I ever made. It was the early '70s, no one I knew was doing actual quilting, i.e., piecing traditional patterns like Burgoyne Surround...
All the Good Names Were Taken · 2W ago

Standing on a corner

The travelogue continues. I'm beginning to think that by the time I finish posting about our road trip to the Grand Canyon, we'll be back up on the tundra, but nonetheless, I persist. After ...
All the Good Names Were Taken · 3W ago

Obvious unintended consequences: Grandma as a permanent houseguest

One of the things that I've heard coming up as part of the ambitions of the Trump administration is the desire to turn more stuff over to the states, like converting programs such as Medicai...
All the Good Names Were Taken · 3W ago

And the itinerary changes again

We just got back to Safford from Grand Junction, Colorado, where we spent a few days helping my sister Cheryl and her husband empty our mother's apartment. No need for condolences, gentle re...
All the Good Names Were Taken · 4W ago

Weirdness overload

Astute readers (all two of you) may have noticed I haven't had much to say about The Donald lately. I'm suffering from what is probably a common affliction these days: weirdness overload. I'...