Education Politics

Posturing and Empty Gestures

In which a couple of Indiana state legislators are suddenly interested in providing funding for public schools—and no discernible educational benefit can be found.


Grizzly vs Voter

In which I have a grizzly reaction to “mama grizzly” rhetoric.

Diversions Politics

Case of the Missing BEDA- Solved!

I forgot to cross-post #BEDA contribution number seven. The post is over at my writing blog.

Books Life Movies Politics Theatre

Books and Plays and Things

I chose to work this MLK Jr Day. I am one of two people present in my unit  and maybe one of ten present in the entire cataloging division. I’m rather enjoying the quiet though. I am desperately trying to get through Sense and Sensibility before I watch the movie (1995 with Kate Winslet, Emma […]

Life Musical Interlude Politics

Yes we can.

Many bloggers are posting music videos to sum up their sentiments upon the announcement of our President-elect. My first reaction was, psha, right, as if some pop song could sum up the multitude of things that I’m feeling right now. Oh right, I’m an instrumentalist. So here is my musical offering (with no offense to […]

Politics Voting

Election Post

I’m back-dating this post. I know, bad Jen. I did blog on Election Day, just not on Puddles. See Jottings for voting day musings. Apologies for not cross-posting yesterday.

Culture Politics

Sociopolitical Ramble

Politics does not exist in a vacuum. Contrary to popular belief, ‘politics’ isn’t a dirty word either. It is simply policies that govern a society. I haven’t given much thought as to how current political events, namely, the election, will shape our society. Nancy asked me a question last night: whether blacks voting for Obama […]

Life Politics Theatre

If John Cleese says so…

…then I am in no position to argue. John Cleese gives his brief thoughts on Palin becoming Vice President. OK, so he isn’t saying anything truly earth-shaking; plenty of us have been saying this since McCain announced his veep pick. Still, “Monty Python could have written this.” I’d laugh if this scenario wasn’t so terrifyingly […]

Books Politics Television

Ah, the Weekend

I finally got my hands on a copy of Neil Gaiman’s latest, The Graveyard Book (surprisingly, the hold list wasn’t too long at the library).  I have thoroughly enjoyed what I’ve read thus far! I know I will want to go back and listen to Gaiman reading the book, which anyone can do for free […]


Two Weeks

“Two minutes… get your shit together.” Thanks to Kristen, for introducing me to George Carlin’s “Two Minute Warning,” which I believe is from On the Road. This is your two week warning. You have a little less than two weeks to register to vote in Indiana. Failing to do so will prohibit you from voting […]