“Palin-etics”: The Hobby of Palin-watching

Wow.  I can’t believe it’s almost been a year since I wrote an article on Sarah Palin- (September’s Impresaria or Imposter?) and, now surprisingly she’s back in the news cycle with a vengeance  with her same “caribou in the headlights” antics.   When Palin resigned from gubernatorial office on the holiday weekend, pundits and common folk alike pondered what … Continue reading

“The Prince” and Pandora’s Box

“The Prince” and Pandora’s Box As I watched the second presidential debate, I turned to my husband and said, “This may not sound appropriate in a democratic republic—but when Barack Obama sits on that stool don’t you think he looks like an Eastern Prince?  You know?  The kind shown in Buddhist images of figures in … Continue reading

Carpe Spes

Carpe Spes I wrote the following post back in March for Bread and Circus Magazine.  Since then, some of the main players have changed, and the economic crisis now adds a poignant sense of urgency to its message. Yet—considering the seemingly endless nature of this presidential contest—it’s surprising how valid it still is.   I … Continue reading

Impresaria or Imposter? Aren’t we all…

Impresaria or Imposter?  Aren’t we all… Staying on the topic of Sarah Palin—if I can realistically count my glasses post as an article—I’d like to comment on Judith Warner’s latest article on “Poor Sarah” in the NY Times (9/25/08).   In reading her op-ed, Warner made me realize that my already confused stance on Feminism is actually … Continue reading

Through His Glasses, Smartly

  Through His Glasses, Smartly Has anyone else noticed that Stephen Colbert recently exchanged his glasses for a new pair?  A pair eerily similar to those worn by McCain’s running-mate?   I can’t remember.  Did it happen right after the Republican convention?  (Somebody cue up footage before and after to check…) Oh, you naughty, naughty … Continue reading