I am a long-time liberal, both socially and economically. This doesn't mean that I have stopped thinking. There are many "liberal" ideas with which I simply don't agree (i.e. gun control), and many "conservative" ones with which I do (I'll think of them in a minute, I'm sure). Actually, most of the "conservative" ideas that I agree with turn out to be "liberal" in origin. But I try to keep an open mind, just in case a good one comes along. And when my fellow liberals show up with their heads rectally compromised, I will point that out, too. Equal opportunity polemicist, that's me.
I love to cook and eat. This explains why I live in a garage. No, wait, that's not true. But I do love to cook and eat, and I love to talk about cooking and eating. The Garage is located in Pasadena, CA, which, for my foreign friends, is north Los Angeles. While many consider Pasadena to be a culinary wasteland, I disagree: it is, at worst, a culinary battleground, with the war being between the chains taking over Old Town (Hooters, Melting Pot, Cheesecake Factory etc) and the local eateries fighting back. Also, within reach of the Garage is the new Chinatown (Temple City, Arcadia, Monrovia etc.) and a vibrant Lebanese community on Washington Blvd. There are many eating adventures to be had, and I plan on having them.
I am married (20+ years!) to DW, and we have a Son, and Elder Daughter, and a Younger Daughter, as well as a smattering of brothers, sisters, grandchildren and the like. They may or may not show up periodically. That's kind of up to them. However, our 2 dogs and 3 cats WILL make appearances from time to time. You have been warned.
Please feel free to comment. While profanity is certainly acceptable, excess use indicates a certain intellectual laziness, and will be commented on. If it gets boring enough, you'll be sent to time-out. Ditto for personal attacks: if you can't figure out how to disagree with someone without calling them names, please return to High School, where you will fit in much better. But strong disagreement is always welcome, as is strong agreement: I intend to have great discussions, and that entails strong emotions, usually.
Now, I'm off to think of my next topic.