God’s Downton Abbey: The Cheney Feud

Abbey

It takes a lot to get me to feel anything remotely empathetic for former Vice President Dick Cheney. But even my wicked heart winces over the public feuding between his daughters, Liz and Mary Cheney. Perhaps you have read the comments Cheney made about his daughters’ very public feud over same-sex marriage: “This is an issue we [Read More...]

Surrounded by the Honorable

Tim and I have been visiting friends in Walpole, Mass. for the past several days.

 Tim and I have been in New England for the past several days, visiting our friends Charlie and Ann-Marie Harootunian.  Specifically, we have been in Walpole, Mass., which is a lovely community halfway between Boston and Providence, Rhode Island. I first met Charlie in a trailer (naturally) during my first visit to the Vietnam Memorial [Read More...]

Fried Baloney & Foxp2

Fried Baloney

I’m not sure it’s the kind of protein you can get from eating fried baloney sandwiches, although, a fried baloney sandwich is good for all sorts of other reasons. Foxp2 is a protein found more in women than in men, and according to researchers it is the reason women have the gift of gab. The [Read More...]


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