Beware the Ides of March

Mamacita quotes from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar:   Act 1, scene 2, 15–19 Caesar: Who is it in the press that calls on me? I hear a tongue shriller than all the music Cry “Caesar!” Speak; Caesar is turn’d to hear. … Continue reading

Hoosier Persimmon Pudding and Weather Predictions

Mamacita says: Autumn is almost here – not quite, but almost –  and it’s time to make persimmon pudding.  Most of you don’t live where there are persimmons, and I’m betting that many of you don’t even know what a persimmon … Continue reading

Hypocrisy 101

Mamacita says:  Today I wish to discuss hypocrisy.  The hypocrisy of some people’s ancestral pride. So many people are interested in and curious about their DNA origins, paying out good money to be analyzed and labeled. . .it’s a fad … Continue reading

Quotation Saturday: Democracy and Government

Mamacita says:  Democracy and government are much in the news these days, so Quotation Saturday is focusing on them. 1) America needs fewer laws, not more prisons. – James Bovard 2) War is just one more big government program. – … Continue reading

Old-School Blogger Here

Mamacita says:  Old school?  Me?  Yes. Thirteen years ago, in April of 2004, a former student told me that I should start a blog.  “You’ve got such a lot to say about the world,” he said.  “Who cares what I … Continue reading

Signing Off and Test Patterns and Peacocks

Mamacita says:  Most of you have never seen this picture before. Most of you have never known a time when television wasn’t a 24-hour marathon of programming.  This is a test pattern.  If you turned on your television after midnight, … Continue reading