Author Archives: Headmistress

California really is the land of fruits and nuts

The Headmaster was born and raised in southern California. He never left the state until he was a married father of one. The Headmaster and Headmistress met and married in central California. This study comes as no great surprise to us, but still, the Department of the Obvious doesn’t want to be completely ignored, so […]

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Walmart, Maryland, Healthcare

Full article here. Maryland lawmakers yesterday approved legislation that would effectively require Wal-Mart to boost spending on health care, a direct legislative thrust against a corporate giant that is already on the defensive on many fronts nationwide… …Lawmakers said they did not set out to single out Wal-Mart when they drafted a bill requiring organizations […]

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Cookie Jar Game UPdate

Looks like a Republican stole a cookie from the cookie jar after all (see previous post here). Read all about it at Powerline. Mel Martinez, Florida Freshman Senator, says: “…he discovered Wednesday that the memo had been written by an aide in his office. “It is with profound disappointment and regret that I learned today […]

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Cognitive Ability in Birds & Others

Fascinating article, combining several Common Room interests: Animals using tools: In experiments by Alex Weir and his colleagues at Oxford University, a captive New Caledonian crow named Betty was frustrated when she couldn’t use a bit of straight wire — which she’d never seen before the start of the experiment — to snag food from […]

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Lebanon Needs Support

Spirit of America reminds us that Lebanon needs continuted attention and support. Quotes from the website: We have seen Muslims and Christians side by side praying together and working for free elections. This is extraordinary. Syria is publicly acting like it is playing nice and withdrawing. Behind the scenes they are destabilizing the country, delaying […]

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