Today’s cup: Will and Kate, the space shuttle, the tornadoes aftermath, and a “Bridesmaids” teaser

Television recording devices were set everywhere for those not willing to wake up in the middle of the night to watch Kate and Will get married.  At 3am, almost on the nose, Jack our dog jumped up on the bed and startled me, so I used the opportunity to stumble downstairs and watch the event live.  I kept my eyes open long enough to see the handsome couple exchanges vows and became husband and wife.  It was a little dull but I was captivated by the hats on nearly all the ladies’ heads (though … [Read more...]

Today’s cup: Wikileaks and Gitmo, the Royal Wedding, Gabrielle Giffords

WikiLeaks strikes again, this time regarding Guantánamo Bay.  Circumstances and conditions from the controversial prison in Cuba for enemy combatants rounded up after 9/11 are revealed, and it isn’t pretty.  No one should be surprised to learn about the flaws in the U.S. government’s approach in dealing with those believed to be dead set on destroying America.  Documents show innocents detained for years, while men deemed highly dangerous were released.  Needless to say, the Pentagon is unhappy … [Read more...]

Today’s cup: International Women’s Day, PA’s budget, Sheen gets axed and Giffords is singing

It’s the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day today.  I’ll have more thoughts later but for now, take a look at 150 women who rock our world, compliments of The Daily Beast and Newsweek. Governor Tom Corbett of Pennsylvania is just the latest state leader to unveil a budget that takes an ax to money for education.  It’s more complicated than that, but it all just seems shortsighted.  Instead of slashing money from schools, shouldn’t we be breaking our backs to improve them?  Can’t … [Read more...]

Today’s cup: more uprising in the Middle East, Silvio Berlusconi, Watson on “Jeopardy!” and carbs in the afternoon are swell

Bahrain continues to explode as thousands gathered in Pearl Square again Wednesday to protest their oppressive government.  Graham E. Fuller, a former CIA man, wrote the most helpful piece I’ve found yet on the tiny Middle Eastern island’s situation, in an op-ed for the New York Times. The wave of unrest in the region has now reached Moamar Ghadafi’s Libya where hundreds of activists took to the streets to demand the release of a human rights activist. In Iran, clashes broke out Wednesday … [Read more...]

Today’s cup: the latest from Egypt, Punxsutawney Phil and Verizon’s iPhone goes on sale at midnight

I’ve had that spinning color wheel of doom on my web connection all morning.  I can only imagine what the Egyptians felt like when their internet was shut down.  Speaking of… Reuters gives us up-to-the-minute news from Egypt, as President Obama and western European leaders urge Hosni Mubarek to do more than simply promise not to run for reelection in September.  Protestors are demanding his resignation and urging a swift transfer to a transitional government. Covering the story is no walk in … [Read more...]

Sunday cafe: Gabrielle Giffords trumps my Jets…

…not that anyone asked.  Yesterday, after spending the better part of the day engrossed, appalled and saddened by the Tucson shootings, I sat down to watch the Jets play Indianapolis.  With three seconds left in the game, the Jets were in a position to win if kicker Nick Folk could put the football through the uprights.  I made the girls hold hands with me and we watched as it sailed through.  I Tweeted and Facebooked my elation, looking ahead to next weekend against New England, then went back … [Read more...]