Blue in Texas is
- December 22
- Proud mom to a 3rd grade son, wife of an artist/ artisan, liberal, former urban professional marooned in the sands of West TX
MY RECENT POSTS
- Strain in the marriage: The
state of Red Texas' Union
November 11, 2012 03:47PM
- Judge Head just said it out
August 26, 2012 02:31PM
- What if it happens again?
Stolen vote 2012 edition.
August 10, 2012 03:19PM
- The backwards-sideways 21st
August 07, 2012 04:06PM
- My close encounter of the
March 22, 2012 11:55PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Very good piece. And
it's interesting to hear from
March 27, 2013 11:51PM
- “OK, first, OMG - there
is stuff going on on OS? I
looked in months and
March 27, 2013 11:47PM
January 19, 2013 07:51PM
- “LOL. You need to pick
"satire" as one of your tags.
August 31, 2012 05:56PM
- “I'll be happy to see you
if you visit us in Lubbock. I
about this too,
August 30, 2012 10:24AM
Laura Deurmyer's Links
OK, so remember the other day when Ken Pittman wrote this blog and I said: “Gee, there's a lot of us that have written about economic woes – probably enough for a book . Someone should put them all in one place.”
Stevie Price broke my heart – or maybe it was my pride, which is about the same thing at age 12. I don’t know what our teacher was thinking. First, to decide that every sixth grader should know how to behave at a dance, whether or not their parents could afford/… Read full post »
One of my friends is looking for a job. She's over forty, but probably not old enough to be automatically age-discriminated against. She's got a resume stretching back over 20 years with stints at several recognizable large companies. Good references.
She's been sending… Read full post »
Cradled in a silver embrace
Ears bejeweled with silver, throat kissed by silver
fingers cradled in its grasp
Devotion in every line of every piece, reflected in the polished surface
Halting lines to begin - welds uncertain, joins rickety, finishes not quite burnished
Growi… Read full post »
The future of our political system:
Candidate A - brought to you by Proctor & Gamble
Candidate B - sponsored by Exxon
I can see it now - just like sports teams: like the Nascar drivers with 'FedEx" or "Red Man Moist Snuff" emblazoned across their uniforms on every available surface, lik… Read full post »
"Get in the car, get in the car GETINTHECAR!!" I was screaming. The dog was barking, growly, gravely meance deep in the back of the throat as my husband threw himself into the driver's seat and slammed the door.
"It bit me!"
"Seriously? Let me see. Oh my god,… Read full post »
This last week, I learned a lot about myself. I didn't like much of what I learned.
It should have been one of the best, most exciting weeks of my adult life. For only the third time ever, something I wrote appeared in print, endorsed by editors at a respected publication… Read full post »
The going rate for a kid in the United States is $4,600 and change to families making $110,000 or less in 2009 . At least that's what my tax prep computer program is telling me. (A $3,650 dependant deduction plus a $1,000 child tax credit) So, the mightier your uterus,… Read full post »
As the days shorten and the nights grow colder, sometime around the middle of October, I begin to anticipate. My aspirations and my feelings bloom in the winter's gloom; they burst forth like arctic flowers under the thin steely light. Sunsets take on extra… Read full post »
Dear Mr. President,
I have been one of your most faithful supporters. It has not been easy; I live in the second most conservative city in the United States, according to the Bay Area Center for Voting Research. Every time I wear my tie-dyed "Peace. Love. Change" Obama t-shirt to the… Read full post »
“Well” exclaimed the doctor as he strode into my exam room this afternoon “You never want to be that 'interesting patient' but unfortunately, you ARE that interesting patient around here right now.” He couldn't help himself – he was obviously thrilled to see someth… Read full post »
Our six year old is learning the Pledge of Allegiance in school. We're friends with his Kindergarten teacher, so we get to hear about some of the inner workings of the classroom; over the last few days, I've been absolutely astounded at the range of intellectual religious inquiry going on among… Read full post »
It was 25 degrees and sleeting here in the West Texas today. The stingy little pellets of sleet lurked on the cars as if to taunt all the little kids who are dying to see real life snow, many for the first time in their short lives.
As I passed… Read full post »
I don't have a lot of faith that the newly proposed regulatory oversight of the consumer financial services industry will ever take place. That's probably because I know first-hand how much money can be involved in even very small market sectors, and how many ripples across the system true regu… Read full post »
Jacob and I read Winnie the Pooh last night - my childhood copy of the Pooh poems - Now We Are Six.
He has always loved this book, particularly the poem Us Two, even though he has been too small to understand much of it until recently. (I have included a copy of… Read full post »
This is my stand-by cookie recipe. I love it because you can make almost any type of cookie out of it - it just depends on what you throw in. The original recipe was for coconut cookies. I baked coconut cookies as well as mint-dark-chocolate chip walnut cookies this weekend.&nb… Read full post »
First, let me be clear. I am not a Catholic, with a capital "C". Two of my closest friends are Catholic, so I've attended services from time to time and am somewhat familiar with the mindset that allows some American Catholics to practice their faith while flouting direct orders from head… Read full post »
As I type, I am listening to the roll call from the Fort Hood memorial service. Ironically enough, I was running all over town at the noon hour getting a veterans’ day tribute poster printed for our company lunch room, so I was really late going to lunch; this delay landed/… Read full post »
Ah, the joy of self-delusion. It's a self-perpetuating, always- filled fount of soothing nonsense. I drink from it regularly. That's what keeps me sane.
Otherwise, I'd have to admit to myself that the image in my head that constitutes "me" is just poppycock.
So, when I… Read full post »
There's not much to do while driving around West TX. Most of the time, when you're between major cities, off and back onto the Caprock and tooling across miles and miles of oil-producing wasteland, there are limited radio choices. Sometimes, the only choice is talk radio, otherwise known… Read full post »
I'm a big holiday tradition sort of gal. The period of time between Halloween and New Year's passes as an action packed blur from the annual Bring Your Own Pumpkin carving party to the ceremonial decorating of the tree to the party-time nonsense of New Year's. Throw in my birthday and… Read full post »
I am forty-two years old. Pretty sure – let me check. Yes. Forty-two. This is not old. This is barely middle-aged. So why do my memories of years gone by seem shrouded in distance and covered with uncertainty?
I know that interesting things have happene… Read full post »
Laura Deurmyer's Favorites
- Leysa Lowery
- aging hippie chick
- bluestocking babe
- Reflecting On History
- Pensive Person