Category Archives: Soliciting Reader Input Columns

The Fun’s in the Fight

My support for #OWS is currently limited by family obligations to donations and cheering folks on, so here’s the parting words of the late, great Molly Ivins’ essay The Fun’s in the Fight for Mother Jones (May/June 1993): So keep … Continue reading

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The Last of the Mushrooms

The impromptu mushroom display is fading and without more rain it is likely that the show is over for this year. Here’s a little slideshow of the genus Mycena (I think) that I found tucked away in a shady corner … Continue reading

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Mushroom Mania

Here’s a slideshow featuring the best shots of what I believe are genus Amanita from my recent fungi infestation fascination. Anyone out there have any idea of the species? Shortlink: http://wp.me/p1tGZT-Xc

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Bartender, Hit Me Again and Make It a Triple

Last week I wrote a post about the Palinpalooza Traveling Road Show and Political Action Circus The Double Talk Digress goes on a Maniacal Mystery Tour that led to How do you make a Siren with America on the Rocks? … Continue reading

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Bartender, Call me Ishmael and Give me a Siren with America on the Rocks

I have an iconic image I’d like to see added to the side of the Palinpalooza Traveling Road Show and Political Action Circus bus Führer: Mrs. Palin dressed like a siren from Greek mythology perched atop a melting iceberg, yodeling, … Continue reading

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How do you make a Siren with America on the Rocks?

I don’t know. I’m not a bartender or mixologist. But in Thursday’s post (but not until the following Monday) I gave the name “Siren with America on the Rocks” to a cocktail in an homage to Sarah Palin. I’ve described … Continue reading

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