Surely this is happening all around the country, as we’re in the fifth week of a totally avoidable shutdown of parts of our federal government. (Including the part that employs me.) But I know it’s happening here in Houston, because … Continue reading
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I didn’t mean for it to happen, I swear…but I was driving home and had the radio on—yes, terrestrial radio; sue me—and before I could think to change the station or to flip over to the music on my phone, … Continue reading
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Happy Birthday, you big ol’ wonderful U S of A, you! Doonesbury Archive/Washington Post More of the same, Mike. It just keeps coming and coming, crazy outburst after incomprehensible decision. An unprovoked trade war here, a cruel immigration enforcement policy … Continue reading
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Doonesbury, or Shania Twain? Tough call…but I can has both on the InterWebs. Most interesting read of my morning was this story in Slate about the Canadian singer who got burned by touching on American politics, a story I missed … Continue reading
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Tagged American Sociological Review, Donald Trump, Doonesbury, GoComics.com, John Kenneth Galbraith, Shania Twain, Slate, Toronto Globe and Mail, Yascha Mounk
It snowed here today!
Them what knows say it’s the earliest in the season it’s ever snowed in Houston, and the first time it’s ever snowed here two winters in a row. I believe that: it’s probably snowed fewer than a dozen times in the more than 40 years I’ve lived here.
The TV news freaked out, of course, although credit where credit is due: this snowfall was forecast five days ago, so it really shouldn’t have been a surprise. But you know there’s always someone who didn’t get the message.
What happened to our global warming? Continue reading