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Armchair theorist, poet, and occasional IT manager, Sascha B. is equipped with a Master's Degree in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Texas, and is not afraid to use it. His work has been published by the University Press of America, Edwin Mellen Press, University of Texas Press, and a variety of small journals nationwide. He is also the proprietor and baker for 3141 Pie, of which you should eat many.

The Deal

I stopped blogging in 2013, when life overtook me. My father became ill and died shortly thereafter, and my mother was left with increasing dementia. I became the primary caregiver, and now orchestrate my mother's care and our family estate.

Now, I am coming up for air again.

Looking for the next book to read. All suggestions welcome.

My reading list is over here.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Moment For Today

Nothing like Harry the Hipster, Betty Boop, and a little Ovaltine to make the day just a wee bit brighter:

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Breaking News

California GOP adamantly against the right to vote!

Seriously though: this feels like the most absurdly self-destructive move a political body has made here in a while. And they've made quite a few over the last few years. But refusing to allow the people the opportunity to vote on a vital issue, even if to only voice our solid displeasure....it reeks of paternalism, irrationality, fear and poor politicking. Refusing to allow the vote, demanding a new laundry list of silliness including funding for county fairs (?!?!), and then blaming the unions?

Somehow this smacks of awfulness of a level that says the state really is screwed, and even the best efforts of governor Brown are going to fall short.