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Friday Things: The Hillary Edition

DEM 2016 Convention

The day after Hillary Clinton became the first woman nominated for president by a major political party finds me a bit groggy.  I didn’t sit down to watch last night’s convention coverage until 10:00 p.m. And by the time I’d sampled Katy Perry’s Fight Song and David Brooks’s fighting words (something to the effect that [...]

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Friday Things: The Bludgeoning Sunflowers Edition

Sunflowers from my weekly CSA box

I’ve subscribed to a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) box for decades.  Every week I pick up a box full of organic vegetables and from May through September I can also receive a bouquet of flowers grown on the farm (Full Belly Farm north of Sacramento). These gorgeous sunflowers were today’s bouquet. Arranging them in a [...]

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Friday Things: The Pioneer Day Edition

Me looking dreamy in my Gunny Sax dress - 1976

When I was a kid the biggest event of the summer happened one town down the line on July 24th. Known as “Pioneer Day” or, more pragmatically, “The 24th,” this county-wide celebration commemorated the day that Brigham Young entered the Salt Lake Valley after leading his people across the plains. On that fateful July 24 [...]

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Friday Things Considered: The Independence Day Edition

U.S. Flag

Though I was raised in the ruby red heart of the Rocky Mountain West, I live in midnight blue territory. With friends and family on both sides of the political spectrum, my own leanings tend to a more moderate shade of rosy periwinkle. But I was genuinely happy about how the Supreme Court decisions played [...]

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Girl Power

Watching the political duel that was the second presidential debate, I couldn’t believe the amount of testosterone on display.  The president, usually so suave and unflappable, came off as a vindictive bully.   Gov. Romney, abandoning his gosh-golly-darn colloquialisms, prowled the stage like a veteran combatant ready to wrestle the POTUS to the mat. Really, [...]

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Kathryn Pritchett

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