The Highwaymen on Netflix and Frank Hamer

The early years of the 20th century were a time of transition in the Southwest. This was especially true for law enforcement. Men who had started their careers riding horseback in pursuit of rustlers and bandits soon were called upon to deal with fast cars, Tommy guns and gangsters. Some of the lawmen couldn’t make … Continue reading The Highwaymen on Netflix and Frank Hamer

Toasting Kleopatra

Drink Your Vinegar from the Farmer’s Almanac Drinking vinegars — also called shrub syrups – have been around for centuries. In the ancient Middle East shrub syrups (called sharāb) were created as a means to purify water through the addition of vinegar. Vinegar is the base for all shrub syrups. Any vinegar containing at least … Continue reading Toasting Kleopatra

Changing focus…

I’ve been hesitant for a long time to discuss this, but to be honest, the “in my anguish” title, some 7 years ago occurred because I lost touch with my husband, who went AWOL.  like the Rolling Stone song with Mick sings of the disparrows i.e. los disperoses of the Nicaragua years,   I was sick in grief and … Continue reading Changing focus…

Late Spring by Yasujiro Ozu

Happiness only comes through effort, or so the movie says. The movie Late Spring (Banshun), has shots of toenail clippings or apple peels bridges or segues between the fulness of spring into doldrums of summer, when the flowers wilt from the heat and green foliage overpowers the flowers and it becomes a green world. These … Continue reading Late Spring by Yasujiro Ozu

IVF over 40 a dicey strategy

Many young women were understandably seduced by the once widely publicized message that if they chose to delay pregnancy and were then unable to conceive, they could still have babies through in vitro fertilization, also known as I.V.F.Miriam Zoll was one of them. Married at age 35, she thought she had plenty of time to … Continue reading IVF over 40 a dicey strategy

News: Free Speech loses govt protection in GA because of NFL

SAVANNAH, Ga. — The rivals campaigning to become Georgia's next governor clashed Friday over whether the state needs a law offering protection for citizens acting on religious belief — an issue the outgoing Republican governor shot down amid an outcry from business leaders who joined gay rights groups in arguing it would legalize discrimination. Democrat … Continue reading News: Free Speech loses govt protection in GA because of NFL

Spousal Abuse Kardashian Style

I don't know much about the Kardashians, except they have mega fortunes touting their bodies and krassness.  Of the family shot below, I know the middle one, married to Kanye West and I am not sure what her name is, I think Kim?  Well this article from the New York Post on why poor Lamar … Continue reading Spousal Abuse Kardashian Style

Death Becomes Her

from the UK Spectator, July 26 2015Not content with Facebooking our every foible, Instagramming the births of our children and live-tweeting our daily lives, more and more of us are now making a public spectacle of dying. We're inviting strangers not merely to 'like' expertly filtered photos of our breakfasts, but to admire the way … Continue reading Death Becomes Her