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Miss Manners for the 21st

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

Looking up a matter of etiquette for the 21st century (namely, how does one formally address a married lesbian couple) I googled Miss Manners. I found her web page and her column, then her Twitter account.

She does tweet regularly, but alas, she has only 70 followers, of which I am the latest. Speaks volumes about our times, doesn’t it?


Patching clunkers:
The body as a ‘66 Mustang past its day

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

I got another repair job a couple weeks ago, this time on my leaky esophagus – leaky as in blood oozing out where it shouldn’t and going where it’s not supposed to, into my stomach. The problem is called varices if you care, and I’ve had many endoscopies over the last decade and repairs have been made, but there was always one leak, the docs warned me, “We can’t fix. It’s in the wrong spot.”

Wrong spot? (more…)