if  you follow this link and watch the sketches, you will laugh.

also, bonus laughter in the videos their links lead to.

laughter, the best medicine.

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JANUARY 29, 2015 11:45AM

and they keep on coming, the blessings.

i am going to san diego.  to visit.  to get warm, and eat some yummy food, and sit by my friend's (heated! yes!) pool, and among all her flowers, and share our stories, and go to the ocean, and go to my beloved balboa park.

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no really.  thats what she says.

sarah palin speech in iowa.

good people, hard workin'.

and she says, "this great nation."

more than 50% of american school children qualify for free or reduced price lunch.

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went for a ride today and recorded a couple poems for public radio (not N public radio, not National.  but still fun to say.).

then, since we werent too far away, we went to cracker barrel for lunch.

it was delicious.

i asked keith if he thought i was the biggest… Read full post »

ok, so my son moved out 10 days ago.  its not his absence that makes the angst less, its feeling better about how he is doing.

he has landed in a good place.

his roommate finds him hilarious.

and when he talks too long about something, as is his wont (maybe… Read full post »

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JANUARY 17, 2015 9:32AM

the pileated's thunking

the geese's honking

the starlings' synchronizing

the finch's twittering. 

the branch's creaking

the yellow chairs' shadowing

the turkeys' quiet garbled gobbling

and sequenced trotting

my son's smiling

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JANUARY 15, 2015 4:56AM

CALMER GED rant

ok, since i am seriously thinking of running for the board of regents - no, i cant possibly win.  there is zero percent chance of that.  yes, zero.  but MAYBE there is an interview process during which i could be heard by people who have say in such matters, MAYBE there… Read full post »

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JANUARY 12, 2015 11:43AM

grumbly post in which i am productive

so we spent the night before last and all day yesterday washing slipcovers. we have two sets, so there are a lot, if you have been unforgivably lazy and havent washed the alternate set since last time you switched them over...

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JANUARY 10, 2015 11:49AM

now through april

writing workshop once a week, and writing that goes with it through the week.

working on the poetry book, which i hope to have at least put in poem order by monday, and hopefully the extra pages, too (dedication, thank you, title page.  those pages. i didnt realize we have to… Read full post »

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my only experience with a devout muslim was 14 years ago, when i lived in chapel hill, when my son was four.  the move to chapel hill was the worst mistake of my life, it was a giant giant fiasco, it was absurd.  we wont talk about it, but i did… Read full post »

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JANUARY 9, 2015 6:13AM

recipe for sadness reduction

society really has gotten to the point that we arent allowed to feel anything, without giving it a label.

i am a little tired of it.  life is hard when you are poor and have a struggling child, and good and bad are intertwined and sometimes we rally better than at… Read full post »

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it seems to me it is sometimes inevitable a woman will have to choose between a job and pregnancy.

if a woman who delivers packages or sorts packages weighing up to 70 pounds - if thats what she was hired for and the job that was available, that she applied for,Read full post »

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JANUARY 3, 2015 9:48AM

5 days

five days till my son moves out.  he wont be in the other room, waiting to wake up and call, Mom??  just to see if i am here or not.  many many more times than not, i have been.

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DECEMBER 30, 2014 8:08AM

i'm getting out of politics

yep.  i am getting out of the politics game.

i am filling in the time on ebay and making a book (momentous checkmarks on the list of things to do to finish the book should happen almost daily for a while). 

politics are very very bad for me.

cause i care,… Read full post »

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a dear friend on here, who knows i planned to put my poems together into an actual cold hard book (warm soft book, to be more precise), sent me a link before the 21st, about my astrology.  there was a full moon occurring in my sign (capricorn) at the same time… Read full post »

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DECEMBER 27, 2014 2:08PM

escaping google

so, i am tired of google.  i am tired of them keeping every search i ever did, tired of them mining my activity for ad clicks.  

tired of all attachments in gmail opening in google docs, which i loathe.

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been a lotta lotta talk this year about rape culture, about harassment of women, new initiatives to prevent domestive violence.

get a load of these scenes from that supposed american classic, and see where, perhaps, all of this spawned.

some call it the best movie ever.  certainly its a feel goo… Read full post »

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DECEMBER 24, 2014 10:54AM

Happy Christmas Eve, everybody!!

merry christmas

Gerald told me how to make it big enough to see.  This is my little Christmas village, doctored up in PicMonkey.  Notice I have three fences to nowhere. I can't help it, they are too cute to leave out!   And look at the giant tree from the pinkwood forest!… Read full post »

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dont have a link yet, but you know there is a movie viewing feature at OurSalon, just like we are all in the theater, except we are allowed to talk, cause we do it in text next to the movie screen!!

pw is our resident projectionist, and she does a damn… Read full post »

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DECEMBER 21, 2014 11:06AM

i just want to feel good

roots
 
mcs wrote a post today that resonated so strongly with me.   i am so tired of being afraid and low-level alarmed at what is happening around me.  i had literally, minutes before reading that post, discussed with keith if moving to italy (not that i am likely to,Read full post »
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Poor Woman's Annual Holiday Bash and Christmas Truce!!

Head on over - we are going to Newport to see the lights!!  Read full post »

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you dont wanna miss my tree, i promise!  Read full post »
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you know i have been trying REALLY hard here to be productive and make things nice.  i started buying christmas presents 2 months ago (ralph lauren shirts, like new, at sals for 5 bucks or less on half price day), and other little things.  i won a prize in a game… Read full post »

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finally figured out, as i was doing the dishes, what it is i care about:

OUR FREE SPEECH, OUR right to peacefully assemble.

we can peacefully assemble now, sure

in fucking CORNERS

with PERMITS

and one SOLDIER-COP per protestor

OR MORE

and staring down the fucking barrels of MACHINE GUNS

THATS… Read full post »

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this is the link from my celebrity gossip guy, who happens to be hilarious. 

 

 

i dont.  i certainly was never going to see it, and could not care less if i tried.  in fact, i had not heard of it, till the brouhaha.  pretty sure it was made… Read full post »

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