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
10: These darn icicles keep sticking to my coffee cup.
9: Stretches with more than 1,000 miles between donut shops.
Childhood is a thing of the past. Parents may be helicoptering, but they aren’t allowing their offspring to take anywhere near as long to grow up as we got back in the seventies. Being a mom in this environment is tough. When does letting a very young child be a very youn/… Read full post »
Driving the highways of West Texas – the roads between Amarillo, Abilene, Midland and Lubbock – one is struck by the sameness. Miles and miles of dun colored fields dotted with dark green cotton plants, grazing steers or pumping oil wells. Houses hunker down in the middle of t… Read full post »
10: Blood is so hard to get out of carpet.
9: Glen Beck will actually have something to cry about.
8: Those milit… Read full post »
“There is a remote, although gaining, possibility America's military will intervene as a last resort to resolve the "Obama problem." Don't dismiss it as unrealistic.
America isn't the Third World. If a military coup does occur here it will be civilized. That it has never happened doesn't mean… Read full post »
I wrote this in May 2007 when I first started working again after three plus years as a stay-home mom. The post on OS today from Will Someone Feed the Cat? reminded me of how quickly time passes in the life of a family. Me working has become a way of… Read full post »
The Adolphus Hotel in Dallas, the Ritz in Pasadena, martinis in NYC’s Oak Room, Opus One with dinner, New Orleans’ Antoine’s for lunch – traveling on the dime of Fortune 1000 corporate America was a pretty heady experience for a twenty-something whose only previous exposure to… Read full post »
I guess in my joy at having someone, anyone, other than Jon Stewart, Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann on TV who is openly progressive, I sometimes forget that Bill Maher is deliberately offensive for a living. He so often says things that make sense to me that when he makes one… Read full post »
At the stop light today, I looked around at the cars on both sides of us and at the ones entering the freeway to our right. During the time it took that light to turn green, I counted one TEA (Taxed Enough Already) window sticker, one Sons of Confederate Veterans license… Read full post »
Machine picks up:
‘You’ve reached the Wilson residence. No one is available…”
“Addison Graves Wilson, you pick up that phone! I know you’re there….don’t you screen me, young man!”
&ldquo… Read full post »
I’m so nervous that I have actual twisting, turning butterflies in my stomach. My feelings of anxiety are not for me, at least not in any immediate sense. They are for something much larger – the future of US civilization as I’d always imagined it.
If I am to conti… Read full post »
As I sit here typing, I am holding back tears. It’s not my job – I like my job. It’s not anything definite – there’s nothing wrong. Not really. I guess I shouldn’t have taped the picture of my two boys to the filing cabinet opposite my desk./… Read full post »
I am getting divorced. Actually, my whole family is. We are divorcing our community. Call it irreconcilable differences. Just like a marital divorce, it hurts terribly.
For the past five years or so, my husband and I, who identify as Christians of the “Matthew 25”… Read full post »
Her eyes gleaming with angry disdain, my friend tossed her head and declared “If they want health insurance, then they can get a job! We already give people way too much for nothing. All welfare does is keep black people in slavery, while it lets us think we’re NOT in slavery!… Read full post »
Kids are brilliant. Without any formal political training, without attending any Ivy League colleges and without even consulting Wikipedia, they instinctively take advantage of a cutting edge debate-changing tool known as the ‘Overton Window’.
So, next time your children ask for so… Read full post »
I wrote this in 2004 when our now five year old son was 15 months old. At that time, it had been 15 months of intensive cash-pay medical care, severe fear and overwhelming joy. All the parents' magazines and websites told the most dire tales of preemies whose outcomes… Read full post »
I'm blogging at the desk on my lunch hour because of what is in the office refrigerator. I just can't face another taco right now. I don't know why - I love tacos. If you'd asked me yesterday, I'd have said I could eat Mexican food for breakfast, lunch and dinner… Read full post »
The woman seated five rows ahead of us at the Bob Dylan and Friends concert made me so sad. She was a next-door-neighbor- looking late-fifties type. Probably a realtor or a doctor or a teacher in her real life. As Dylan played, she stood and swayed, waving her arms beautifully… Read full post »
Quick, write to all your friends on Facebook! The evil Obama and his Obamabot minions are developing a secret database of people who send critical emails! Freedom of expression will be stomped and trampled; everyone will know where Internet rumors are coming from! It’s a/… Read full post »
10: She’s unemployed and needs some way to re-stock her wardrobe.
9: Tina Fey can keep doing 30 Rock.
8: A… Read full post »
Let me be right up front with this: I am a lousy environmentalist in practice, though I talk a good game. Since in my town, recycling means bagging up your trash in neatly sorted bundles and hauling it in the back of your car five or six miles to the nearest… Read full post »
A hundred in the shade, a small breeze and blistering sun. A perfect day for a pool party to celebrate a six-year old birthday. My husband and I and our two small children happily wound our way up the snaking road to the private pool beside the private lake in an… Read full post »
I just couldn't stand the thought of watching Monk's final season in the buffering hell of internet TV. Plus, I really need to see what's going on with Sookie, and whether or not Nancy and Esteban are going to conquer his career as a heartless cartel leader to find true love. … Read full post »
My city: 209,000 people - median age, 29.5, median income $31k. Evenly divided male/female. A whopping 73% white. Voted 31% for Obama, 68% for McCain. Just to set the stage...so you know where I come from...whacko-world, if you will...
That 68% isn't giving up either.&nb… Read full post »
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