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Ruth Calvo

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I've blogged at The Seminal for about two years, was at cabdrollery for around three. I live in N.TX., worked for Sen.Yarborough of TX after graduation from Wellesley, went on to receive award in playwriting, served on MD Arts Council after award, then managed a few campaigns in MD and served as assistant to a member of the MD House for several years, have worked in legal offices and written for magazines, now am retired but addicted to politics, and join gladly in promoting liberals and liberal policies.
 
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About Me:
I've blogged at The Seminal for about two years, was at cabdrollery for around three. I live in N.TX., worked for Sen.Yarborough of TX after graduation from Wellesley, went on to receive award in playwriting, served on MD Arts Council after award, then managed a few campaigns in MD and served as assistant to a member of the MD House for several years, have worked in legal offices and written for magazines, now am retired but addicted to politics, and join gladly in promoting liberals and liberal policies.

Over Easy: Around the World

By: Thursday March 5, 2015 3:55 am

Welcome to Thursday’s Over Easy, a continuation of Southern Dragon’s Lakeside Diner and its tradition of giving an overview of news our everyday media doesn’t cover, issues that we ought to consider outside the U.S. scene.

Iraq announced that any offensive to take Mosul would be determined by its own process of decision making, after what appeared to be a U.S. declaration of an offense to begin potentially in April/May.

Saturday Art: George Bellows

By: Saturday February 28, 2015 3:55 am

One of the best regarded American realist painters of the past century, George Bellows was a promising athlete from Columbus, Ohio, who chose to follow a life as an artist and achieved renown for his honest portrayal of urban life.

Bellows first achieved notice in 1908, when he and other pupils of Henri organized an exhibition of mostly urban studies. While many critics considered these to be crudely painted, others found them welcomely audacious and a step beyond the work of his teacher.

Over Easy: Around the World

By: Wednesday February 25, 2015 3:52 am

Welcome to Thursday’s Over Easy, a continuation of Southern Dragon’s Lakeside Diner and its tradition of giving an overview of news our everyday media doesn’t cover, issues that we ought to consider outside the U.S. scene.

Over Easy: Science

By: Monday February 23, 2015 4:21 am

Glad that of all the tripe that went on at last night’s Oscars, Stephen Hawking got recognized for the pre-eminent mind influencing so much, and giving us such a treasure by his examp

Sunday Food: Get Ready to Plant a Garden

By: Sunday February 22, 2015 3:55 am

There’s much to be enjoyed about the garden that grows your own vegetables, and your flowers. Having a bit of space that you can cultivate gives many forms of rich reward in return for an effort that can be spaced over time. I have lived for some time in a warm climate, so usually am doing something outdoors on warm days going all the way back into winter. Now, almost to March, it’s always good to have your garden plot spaded and ready, turning the soil over spare minutes on days that it can be done a bit at a time.

Saturday Art and Archaeology: Ghost Town Terlingua, TX

By: Saturday February 21, 2015 3:55 am

Ghost Town is the remains of the town that was lived in by the miners at the Chisos Mine, owned by Howard Perry. He had leased the land for pasture then the grasses petered out there, but some later visitors saw that cinnabar, the ore that produces mercury, was present and it was used in the form of mercury fulminate, in blasting caps, with WWI just starting so there was a need.

Over Easy: David Hicks, an Innocent Man tortured at Gitmo

By: Thursday February 19, 2015 4:29 am

David Hicks is an innocent man from Australia who was tortured physically and psychologically at Guantanamo for 5 ½ years. He obtained his release by pleading guilty in a Guantanamo military court to providing material support for terrorism, a crime enacted by Congress in 2006, approximately five years after he was turned over to U.S. authorities in late 2001.

Over Easy; Around the World

By: Wednesday February 18, 2015 4:46 am

Welcome to Thursday’s Over Easy, a continuation of Southern Dragon’s Lakeside Diner and its tradition of giving an overview of news our everyday media doesn’t cover, issues that we ought to consider outside the U.S. scene.

Over Easy: Laissez les Bontemps Rouler

By: Tuesday February 17, 2015 5:38 am

Mardi Gras is Fat Tuesday, and we’re supposed to give ourselves something to repent for Lent.

Good wishes to all.

Sunday Food: Chocolate Soup

By: Sunday February 8, 2015 5:00 am

It’s not something I really expected, but thinking about Valentine’s Day coming up, and the soup theme we’ve been enjoying this winter, I googled and found a lot of recipes that met all our expectations for warm ways to share some heart-felt pots of fun.
Chocolate soup is suggested as the happy ending to your dinner/main meal on February 14th, and that does seem like a good way to place it.

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