Friday, June 29, 2018

Messing with my childhood

From the Karen Grassle archive at IMDB
Well, that tears it...

It turns out that Leftists don't like Little House on the Prairie.

I believe it's time I finally read those books by Laura Ingalls Wilder on which the fondly-remembered TV show of my youth was based.

Wilder was not a bigot.

Some thoughts on Voter ID laws

I have another essay out for a local think tank. This one looks at Voter ID laws and the ideologues who insist that anyone who wants to safeguard elections is a tool of the patriarchy.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Summer-ish fun

The Blue Dash dragonfly above is one symbol of warm weather. Late last night, I had a few others: I played frisbee catch with a German Shepherd while fireflies drifted erratically through the humid darkness around us like yellow-green embers and distant lightning strobed the sky to the southwest. Good times!

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Two movies I liked

Both seen on video recently--

The bigger-budget movie with known actors: New In Town (2009). My favorite characters were actors in supporting roles: Siobhan Fallon Hogan as warmhearted secretary Blanche Gunderson, and J.K. Simmons as factory foreman Stu Kopenhafer.

The smaller-budget movie with unknown actors: Until Forever: The Michael Boyum Story (2016). It starts slow and improves over time.

Still haven't seen, but plan to: A Quiet Place (2018)

Friend Bookworm is talking movies, also, albeit in an intelligent metaphorical sense, with a salute to Scott Adams of Dilbert fame.