Greek Alphabet Rapidly Running Out of Letters

As regular readers of the Web log know, my extended family is… well, extensive. This is primarily due to my big sister Rose, who has a huge brood of cute, lovely, bright children and her husband’s brother’s family, which is quite close and equally as populous. Consequently, events like Christmas dinner have traditionally required elaborate… Continue reading Greek Alphabet Rapidly Running Out of Letters

Ukraine Bites Nails as Russia Rattles Saber and Rocks Boat

My nine o’clock consultation today was Dr. Kolka Drystalo Lysyidiko D.Sc., Ph.D., L.LD., B.Y.O.B., the undersecretary of political affairs at the Ukrainian Embassy here in Washington DC. We have been discussing Ukraine’s relationship with Russia and the implications of Soviet economic, social and military history for the future of Eastern Europe quite some time at… Continue reading Ukraine Bites Nails as Russia Rattles Saber and Rocks Boat

Moronic Middle-aged Cyber Ninja Turkeys

There are about three weeks in the summer and three weeks in the fall where the weather in Washington DC is comparable to the best anywhere. The rest of the year is dicey, to say the least – the difference, for example, between Hell and Washington DC in the summer is primarily that Hell has… Continue reading Moronic Middle-aged Cyber Ninja Turkeys

Vaccine Hesitancy Goes Off the Deep End

The seventh day of spring here in Washington looked glorious – and at sixty-nine degrees Fahrenheit, it certainly felt that way, too. Arising around ten at my home in Great Falls, Virginia, Cerise and I took a late brunch of fresh fruit crepes, mesclun and charcuterie indoors and then ensconced ourselves on the backyard deck… Continue reading Vaccine Hesitancy Goes Off the Deep End

Mass Arrests as Criminal in Chief Disavows His Deluded Minions

Last Saturday, as I inevitably predicted in my previous post, forty-three Republican senators voted to acquit former president Donald John Trump of inciting the January 6 insurrection against the United States of America. Their motivations ranged from a jurisdictional argument, espoused after the trial by Senate Minority Leader and Obama-hating Kentucky redneck Mitch McConnell, which… Continue reading Mass Arrests as Criminal in Chief Disavows His Deluded Minions