Author Archives: kitchenmudge

I’m not used to this flattery.


Copied below is a comment I received on my last post (Apocalypse Now & Then). I didn’t approve it for posting because I first wanted to compose a proper “Thank you” in response. I also didn’t want my readers responding … Continue reading

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APOCALYPSE NOW & THEN


Just some notes on what everyone has been talking about for the last three months. I’ve sat through two round tables about what to do now, and there’s never enough time to really come up with much. I hope that … Continue reading

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OBLIGATORY POST-ELECTION POST


I don’t usually like to write about things that are probably much better explained by others (this one, for instance), https://theintercept.com/2016/11/09/democrats-trump-and-the-ongoing-dangerous-refusal-to-learn-the-lesson-of-brexit/ but here it is. With so many people saying “WTF just happened?”, I feel obliged to explain a little. … Continue reading

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IT’S LONG PAST TIME TO…


I finally can publish this. The outline existed months ago, but publishing then would have gone over even worse with many people than it will now. Now, it’s clear. All the hoopla of the Sanders campaign has come down to … Continue reading

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Noise drowning signal, and more Serial


Another communication rant, with questions at the end. If you’ve been with me for a while, you might recall that I’ve mentioned phatic communication in earlier posts, beginning with this one.  There are many things we say that mean little … Continue reading

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ASSUMING THE BEST OF INTENTIONS


A flyer recently circulated at some nursing stations at St. Joseph’s in Orange, ostensibly signed by Vivian Norman and referencing the Facebook page of “Guardians of SJO Legacy”. It contains some pretty serious assertions, including personal attacks. Click to embiggen, … Continue reading

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