Football Follies and…Paul Ryan

My esteemed departed father would have been 76 years old today. Born in London, on the anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar, 1805, where the immortal Admiral Nelson knocked down the French fleet. In our family lore my father was (almost) named Horatio Nelson Davies – a rate determining step on most 1940s schoolyards, one might think…but ‘Bryan’ eventually prevailed.… [Read more]

Make Your Own Punching Bag!

I was horrified this week to see an advertisement for an actual product, a Barack Obama Punching Bag. Thinking fair is fair, I figured we needed a Mitt punching bag to even things out.  So I made one.

Of course, you don’t have to actually stitch one up; it’s the thought that counts anyway. It seems that the Republicans are getting a bit more desperate as poll after poll shows President Obama is maintaining a slight lead, now even in the three carefully watched “battleground states”, Pennsylvania, Florida and Ohio.… [Read more]

The Good Old Days of 1984

On Election Day of 1984, I was a seven year old girl excited to have a day off from school. My mother, thirty years older, was a mixture of emotions. She was looking very forward to reporting to her polling place, my elementary school, and voting for the all but certain loser – Walter Mondale. She was also nervous.… [Read more]