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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.

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Brief Thought

I have little to say about the irrelevant circus entertainment we were all given by the GOP last night in Iowa, other than this: the Republican voters of that state came down to making a choice between a wealthy, privileged chameleon, and a aggressively activist religious imperialist. They left the libertarian, the hatemonger, and the raft of crazy to fade away for the evening.

 But even between the choice of two penny dreadfuls, they could not choose. With a margin of eight votes, I don't think Romney is feeling as big as he likes. And Santorum may be feeling grand, but like the other rapid surges we've seen I expect his will go down in the flames of harsh negative ads, the bright light of the press, and the realization of the non-christianist evangelical crowd that he is a really ugly proposition.

I hope it will be different when it comes to the election, but for now, this horse-race among the GOP hopefuls is painful -- it's a bit like watching your crazy old aunt run her panties up the flagpole.