Archive for April 2012

Dungeon of Dining

Above me are various shades of fluorescent stick bulbs illuminating the sickly yellow painted cinder block walls and the vomitorium green floor. No natural light enters this chamber reeking of Ramen noodle meals from the 20th Century. Faces are stark, no one stays for long. It reminds me of the Texas prison camp I visited in... Read more »

Bribery, every body does it.

Stop right there. What are you, a teenager? The argument that it is okay to do something that it is most assuredly not okay to do because “every body does it,” sounds like the reasoning of an adolescent wanting a later curfew. Really. America I hate to give you any factual information, but no. Everybody... Read more »

ProChoice TV Viewer

Having cut the cord, it was with great interest that I read in the recent New York Times article In Search of Apps for Television  . Clearly, cable and the big boys in charge of traditional TV don’t get it. And no, they won’t get it. The times have changed. But they will not. As ratings and... Read more »

Micro Center Computer Store Macro Marvelous

We went. We saw. We bought, very much needed new laptop to replace the old slowly to run clunker, and an iPad2 to Skype the family far away. Let me explain why this hadn’t happened before. Having once upon a few years ago walked into the shiny and then empty Apple Store on a dull... Read more »

The Canary in The Court Theater

When one has a problem with a product or company, I believe in letting those in charge know. So it was when my husband and I went to The Court Theater’s remarkable presentation of Invisible Man and the smoke, used as a special effect, sent me into an asthmatic “event” that we complained vociferously to the... Read more »

Prejudice on Trial

The concept is simple, take the words of a trial–and let people hear what was the truth about Proposition 8. Prejudice was on trial in “8” the Play. Time is not on the side of the bigoted, the fearful of the “other” and the prejudiced. But why does the USA–alleged land of the free–still not... Read more »

The Attempted Murder by Mother Nature

  Nature is trying to kill me. I don’t believe it’s intentional. It’s just my corporal reaction to Nature. I understand. It’s not personal. It’s just genetic. It began in my toddler years. Sore throats every morning after a night of mouth-breathing due to a genetic post nasal drip. My Mom made me hot tea... Read more »
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