Category Archives: Quill & Ink: Scrolls

Longer posts with a theme or tumbling snowball of themes. Often refracted through the compound eye of a Legal Alien.

Evil Snack – Who’s Eating Who?

Play dates, we have all had them, like the flu. The most memorable was when my six-year-old guest boldly cocked her head on one side and asked me for $20 to play nicely. At the other end of the scale … Continue reading

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Time to Quit “The Pursuit of Happiness”

“I’ve just realised, there is something wrong with the Constitution.” These words echo through the darkness above our marital bed. They are hard to ignore, however ill-timed and as I come round to consciousness I feel irritatingly compelled to ask … Continue reading

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My own two cents on the US budget

Disclaimer: firstly, I am not sure whether it’s two cents or ten cents. If it’s actually ten cents I was not attempting to be fiscally conservative, represent fiscal conservatives or in any way lobby for interest groups on the Hill … Continue reading

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Little Green Men

When I moved to DC, my daughter was two and a half. I only had the one child and was still busy not wanting her to get run over and therefore mid the laborious process of instilling road sense into … Continue reading

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What do the Wonderbra and the US Capitol have in common?

They are both just a little too pert. After six years here, the fact that I had failed to be moved by the US Capitol, niggled at me.  My logic countered: “It stands there resplendent in white, the backdrop of … Continue reading

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Excuse me, or not.

I was in my beloved Trader Joe’s. Trader Joe’s offers one of the happiest shopping experiences to be found in the USA. Music, such as Soul Kitchen offers a pleasing background vibe. A brass Captain’s bell is struck for customer service, … Continue reading

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Wire communication: “Winter Social Come and Gone – Stop”

This blob has been on sabbatical. And so it is that Christmas and the New Year have come and gone and it is now all but February. The winter holidays hit the beginning of school like an ocean freighter that … Continue reading

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