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Sunday, February 3, 2008 - 8:25pm

Well, at the Holderman Household anyway......one evening last week, two of my colleagues and I were out for a business dinner, and one of the appetizers on the menu looked quite appealing, so I ordered it-two whole cloves of baked garlic, roma tomatoes and a touch of olive oil. A few hours later, I arrived at home, excited to greet my husband after a long day and instead of "honey, how was your day?", the first thing out of his mouth was "WHAT did you have for dinner?"......."Well, what do you think I had, and 'hello to you too!' ".


jtaylor's picture
Friday, February 1, 2008 - 1:52pm

A lean, carefully seasoned dollop of beef cooked with a masseuse's touch, a Vidalia onion thinly sliced, organic ketchup evenly spread and a lightly toasted whole-wheat bun.


Doc, I know there's some bad stuff in a good burger, but occasional indulgence isn't full immersion in low-density lipoproteins (LDL -- the "lethal" cholesterol).


A good burger (even a bad burger at a good baseball game) is a few stanzas short of "Ode to Joy." 


wholderman's picture
Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 10:54am

Oops! My dear husband, even though both of us are looking forward to this trip to see our son in South Carolina that we have not seen in months, was not too pleased when he heard that I booked the trip over Superbowl Weekend....you see, our son is a professional pipe organist, is not too keen about sports or watching them, and so we may have to slip into a local sports bar (do they have those in South Carolina?) to see the game! Oh...that will be just great-you know they allow smoking in bars in other states, and on top of that, we don't even drink....oh well.


jtaylor's picture
Wednesday, January 30, 2008 - 9:38am

All the important feel-good words were there at the Fresno Board of Supes, which unanimously endorsed a resolution to bring a UC med school to the San Joaquin Valley.


Partnership.... Pipelines.... Collaboration.... Unity....


All the sound reasoning was also present at the Jan. 29 vote.


jtaylor's picture
Monday, January 28, 2008 - 11:48am

Now it all makes sense, why very little is accomplished in Congress or state legislatures. Consider these:



  • Why can't Congress and the President seemingly ever agree and smoothly push through an important bill? Hill watchers proclaim: They lack a working relationship. What happened to the old 5/10? Smile and make eye contact at 10 feet and exchange a pleasantry at five feet? (And remember, a mere several decades ago, bachelor lawmakers would regularly dine at households of married lawmakers of the other party -- food, chat, collaboration anyone?)