Queen Elizabeth II on the Republican Presidential Kerfuffle of 2016

I am thinking about Queen Elizabeth. She's bound to be sitting over there in Buckingham Palace, thinking about the United States, and the Republican debates, and the upcoming presidential election, and all the things that might happen between now and the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. And what might happen on and after January 20, … Continue reading Queen Elizabeth II on the Republican Presidential Kerfuffle of 2016

The Scottish Referendum a Day Late & Assorted Rambling

It's one p.m. Texas time. I'm in a coffee shop, procrastinating, and I can't think of a better way to procrastinate than to google Scottish Referendum and check on how things are proceeding. I thought the results might have already been announced, since Scotland is several hours ahead of us, but so far they haven't. … Continue reading The Scottish Referendum a Day Late & Assorted Rambling

Going Over the Fiscal Cliff: Denim or Silk?

Since early November, when the media shifted focus from the presidential election to the next crisis, David's favorite television show has been the evening news. To him, it's comedy. Every time Diane Sawyer says "fiscal cliff," he roars with laughter. I haven't laughed. The prospect of going over a cliff is scary. At first, the … Continue reading Going Over the Fiscal Cliff: Denim or Silk?