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Barbara Weicksel's Links
I found myself in a Starbucks on Saturday afternoon in the middle of this Outlet Mall that my partner Susan was walking her way through. I ordered my iced green tea, found a table and sat with my laptop surfing the web and writing off and on.
After about a half… Read full post »
There are a myriad of reasons that I could never, ever push the little button beside Mitt Romney’s name in this November’s election for President of the United States of America. Here, in no particular order, are my top 10 reasons.
1. He’s a Mormon…… Read full post »
Did you know that Memorial Day is a day set aside to honor those who have died in service to the United States of America? Did you also know that Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day? I hate to burst your 3-day weekend bubble, but, it’s not about heading to… Read full post »
This is the time of year when we all are forced to travel down the road of High School Graduation. Be it our own Grandchildren or shows on television, we are once again reminded of that fateful day when life as we knew it as children was over.
It’s been… Read full post »
I wish I understood what was really happening here in the United States. I’ve tried to sit back and not judge - but just read and listen and really try and understand what is going on. I’ve tried – I really have.
I’m a woman who is going to turn… Read full post »
Do you think we well really ever address the issue of alcohol in this country? Ever?
Does it say nothing to you that when watching an NFL football game we have to endure commercials that sell us beer, drugs so men can have erections, and whatever a woman in a bikini… Read full post »
I’ve taken a few days to digest the whole Susan G. Komen for the Cure debacle. I didn’t want to jump into the fray without at least reading all sides of this shameful story.
I can smell politics a mile away, and this story smells of Republican, Evangelical – Anti-abortion… Read full post »
There we were watching the Denver Bronco’s play the New England Patriots in the Playoff game. Imagine our surprise when on the television came little children reciting the Bible to us. We kept watching waiting to see what was really happening in this commercial. Well, what was really happ… Read full post »
Stephen King wrote a book – 11/22/63 – about a man who went back in time to stop Lee Harvey Oswald from killing President Kennedy. Now, I’ve never read a Stephen King book, I’m not much into the whole The Shining/Salem Lots thing. Horror books, horror stories are just not my… Read full post »
After reading last night that our United States Senate has voted to let the military detain Americans indefinitely, I turned off my computer, raised my arms to the sky and said: “WTF???”
I had hoped this morning that I would read something that would calm me, and make me feel a… Read full post »
I was sitting at Starbucks this rainy afternoon enjoying a hot chocolate with whipped cream when I noticed a mother and her daughter sitting across the coffee table from me in the two high backed comfy chairs. The little girl may have been 3 or 4 and was beside herself with… Read full post »
My great grandfather Emanuel served our nation fighting for the Union Army in the Civil War. He enlisted in Company E, Pennsylvania 99th Infantry Regiment on August 24, 1861. He was mustered out on March 15, 1864. His name is engraved on the Pennsylvania Monument on the Gettysburg Batt… Read full post »
I grew up in southeastern Pennsylvania, and that meant a couple of things; we shared the road with Amish buggies, our little town had at least four churches, we walked to school, and we loved Penn State Football. It was in our DNA – Penn State football and Joe Paterno.
As Veteran's Day comes upon us, I thought it right and just that I post these pictures I took at Ft. Rosecrans Cemetery here in San Diego, CA.
It was Memorial Day, and I wanted to go pay my respects. This woman in the white jacket captured my lens as… Read full post »
I’ve been reading the book “The Four Agreements.” It was first published in 1997, so I’m a little late to the finding peace in a crazy world. Then again, in the 19 years since the book was published, the world is a little crazier, ruder, and a whole lot harde… Read full post »
So, here we are once again ensconced in that American tradition known as; “The Holiday Season.” That time of year from Halloween to New Years. Actually, I think it starts in August when Costco starts putting out their Christmas decorations and filling their aisles with toys and booz… Read full post »
I spent the weekend helping my partner Susan celebrate her 70th Birthday. It was a weekend of parties, brunches, cake, gin & tonics, laughter and lots and lots of love.
On this, the morning of her 70th Birthday, we find ourselves in our jammies enjoying a fresh cup of coffee,… Read full post »
So, yesterday I joined the ACLU - The American Civil Liberties Union. I wish I were speaking to my brother because this little bit of news would make his head explode!
I never understood the disdain my brother has for the ACLU. Then again – my brother is a racist, a… Read full post »
When did rude, inconsiderate and stupid become the American way? I only ask because it appears to me that folks are becoming ruder, more inconsiderate and way more stupid. Is it because I’m getting older and have no patience, or have we been taken over by the mentality of The Housew… Read full post »
Yesterday we decided to take a drive up to the mountains of San Diego County, to a little town called Julian and enjoy a little fall foliage, and indulge in a piece of Moms Apple Pie. Seriously, there is a pie shop called Moms. The drive takes about an hour, and the… Read full post »
Occupy My Life is a grass-roots organization with the intent of me getting my life in some sort of order. Like Occupy Wall Street, San Diego, Los Angeles, Philadelphia… it’s an organization that has wonderful intentions; it’s just that its purpose is unclear!
I began to thin… Read full post »
Susan and I were talking last night about being in relationships where little or no affection is involved. I made the statement that even though I wasn’t there physically for my ex-husband, I was there for him emotionally, and I supported his decisions and his career; Blah, Blah, Blah&hel… Read full post »
My partner Susan and I have just returned from a two week excursion in the United Kingdom to visit our son and his family, with a few days in Paris thrown in for good measure.
It was my first trip out of the United States, so I went with much… Read full post »