- Sacramento, California, USA
- July 03
- Oh god, not the old bio bs again....I am, variously, a writer, editor, knitter, foodie human being type person . My blogs are http://byjane.blogspot.com and http://midlifebloggers.com I am also Newly Single, and that seems to be the place I'm writing from--oops, also a writing/comp teacher, and that should be "from which I'm writing"--these days. However, my interests are eclectic; my opinions are endless; and I'm not shy about expressing them. Except when I am--and only I know when that is, unfortunately after the fact at times.
MY RECENT POSTS
- It's Boxing Day in England
December 26, 2008 04:36PM
- Who The Hell Is [re]Writing
the OS Headlines?
December 21, 2008 06:25PM
- Answering the High School
December 12, 2008 02:17AM
- Merry Ho Ho Ho--and a Bah to
December 10, 2008 11:42PM
- Mental Illness: Making Sense
December 03, 2008 03:03PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “odetteroulette: Not
trusting goes without saying.
My point is
December 22, 2008 03:44PM
- “Here's what I like about
OS plain and simple: the
Is it valuing
December 19, 2008 12:04AM
- “Dippity Do...or maybe
you didn't wash it but once
couple of weeks. This
December 13, 2008 02:24AM
- “Yes, my crowning glory.
But at the time, I would have
it for a B cup.”
December 13, 2008 02:18AM
- “Yes, yes, yes--go,
Sugar! You're giving her an
awful lot of
December 12, 2008 01:54AM
You may believe the folklore that that's the day the Brits give their help their Christmas presents. That may have been true, oh a million years ago, or maybe even now for a Very Small Number of Brits who have 'help.' For the rest of the country, though, Boxing Day is… Read full post »
Headlines are meant to entice. They're the written word's equivalent of a come on: the lacy bra just peeking above the deep V-neck tee; the squib of skin that shows between jeans and tee when a guy bends over to tie his shoe. They may promise more than they're giving, but… Read full post »
How much more soulful could I have been????
Don't know what you get your honey for Christmas? Don't be
looking here for any ideas.
It's not that I don't love the holidays. I do I do! I love tinsel and glitter and the smell of [real] pine (the fake stuff, not so much). I just got back from the… Read full post »
There is no hard and fast test for mental illness. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), which is the bible of the mental health field, can do no more than categorize the propensity for certain symptoms as being probably indicative of certain conditions. If t/… Read full post »
A Story in Several Parts, not to be sung:
1. Not so long ago in a town far away...no, make that: a long long time ago in a town not very near, I was a young bride. Not so much a blushing bride because this was post Sexual Revolution, or at least… Read full post »
However, to do so would require that I carefully consider the opposition's/
There are carrots and potatoes and maybe a head or two of garlic roasting in the oven. I've tossed them with olive oil and lightly sprinkled them with sea salt and ground pepper, the four variety kind. To what end, you ask? I'm not sure. They were what was in the… Read full post »
...made a brief appearance at a Town Hall meeting in Minnesota yesterday. That was John McCain, man of honesty and integrity and honor. That was the John McCain who drove the Straight Talk Express and was, in fact, a maverick because he said what was true for him, even when not… Read full post »
Yeah, they sure did--debate that is. Well, maybe not debate actually, because--correct me if I'm wrong--but that word actually implies a topic that both debaters are speaking to. And Governor Palin made absolutely clear, she said as fact, that she was not going to speak to Biden's arguments or the Mo… Read full post »
I've been writing a variation of this post for some time now--since, actually, the 2008 Presidential Election started getting loud, which was during the Primaries, as I recall. I've thought it so often that I had to go through past posts to make sure I haven't said it all before. The… Read full post »
I'm searching for a quote by William Faulkner. You know, the one
about memory and ways of looking at a blackbird and the past never
really being past. Except I think I'm conflating at least three of
Faulkner's most famous lines. I want to find it because today I
… Read full post »
Traveling by myself has never been a big deal to me. I know it is for lots of women; my sister, the inveterate world traveler, for one, cannot get on a plane by herself. But our mother liked me better, or well enough, that is, to pass on to me her… Read full post »
John McCain gave a stirring speech last night, and if that was all I had to go by, then my vote might be in the 'undecided' column again. But it's not. He wasn't the cherry on top of the sundae so much as the strawberry on top of the gore. My… Read full post »
Last night when I went to bed, I had the feeling that Sarah Palin would become McCain's Harriet Miers. The allegations that Palin's youngest son, the four month old, was really her grandson--it all seemed familiar to me and I couldn't figure out why. Oh yeah, Desperate Housewives: didn't Bree… Read full post »
...is purely a spectator sport. I watch, I don't know why I watch, I don't know why I'm so fascinated that I will do nothing for that two week period in the evening but watch the Olympic coverage. I know nothing about sports--any of them, really. What I do know, however,… Read full post »
Now that's a totally new concept to me. I heard it the other morning while talking to a friend who was commiserating about my burial in suburbia. "I know exactly what you mean," she said. "I had to leave the suburbs because I wanted a Single Person's Life, and the chances… Read full post »
...well, it sure as hell wouldn't be coitus now, would it.
Seeing as I haven't been near a coit in I don't know how long.
I've got half-filled cartons and a lack of will to finish the job. It's an odd thing that happens to me; or maybe not. Maybe… Read full post »