Category Archives: OBITER DICTA

Obiter Dictum: Outis

If you have not already done so, check out some introductory comments on my category type obiter dictum here. Wednesday 3 April 2013 Obiter Dictum: Outis [Other obiter dicta found here] Outis, an intergalactic extraterrestrial roaming the vastnesses of the … Continue reading

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Breakfast

Breakfast Not long ago a friend and I went out for breakfast to a ‘name’ restaurant nationally recognized, and the kindest thing I can report about this disconcerting adventure is that neither of us will ever go back to any … Continue reading

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Zarina

Zarina Friday 18 Jan 2013 Just as I have my male friend SonnyQ to help me out at times, I have a woman friend too.  Her name is Zarina.  She too is someone I can talk to Like SonnyQ, she … Continue reading

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SonnyQ

SonnyQ Friday 18 Jan 2013 There are occasions when I feel the need for a person as construct, someone against whom to compare myself or measure myself, someone whom I may invoke at will to fill some yawning need of … Continue reading

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7.8% four weeks before the election?

Bureau of Labor Statistics Just a thought that sprung to mind. Maybe I’m being unfair … but 7.8% four weeks before the election? Yes, government agencies reporting national data like unemployment rates are (supposed to be) beyond political influence. And … Continue reading

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‘enormity’ of Biden’s DNC speech

Last night (Thursday 6 September 2012) our vice-president gave a rousing speech in the build-up to the president’s appearance before the enormously enthusiastic attendees at the Democratic National Convention. Biden has acquired something of a rep as Mr. Mal-a-Prop for … Continue reading

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Gender … again!

I really should just give up, accept defeat, appreciate that the fall of some niceties of the English language into permanent desuetude are destined to continue – and to irritate me immensely.  For certain, it seems, my jeremiads in the … Continue reading

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