“You can never go down the drain.” ~ my hero, Fred Rogers
- Bumpass, Virginia,
- November 11
- ENFJ - photographer, poet, grandma (of 6!), traveler - love my husband, love dogs, love retired life - former air traffic controller; Enneagram 4!
MY RECENT POSTS
- Open Call - 5 words
March 06, 2010 08:18PM
- A Lovely New Year's Breakfast
January 05, 2010 11:40PM
- Our Children Ask: Tell Me Why
January 02, 2010 09:48PM
- Helen Caldicott given 6
minutes at Cop15, out in the
December 23, 2009 10:53PM
- Bacon Porn
December 07, 2009 01:30AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Beautiful. Sirenita
leaves many gifts. I will pass
this to my
August 10, 2013 08:58PM
- “Love this! Now, if only
Art James would weigh
July 10, 2013 11:50PM
- “Wonderful. Poignant.
Very descriptive - lots of
July 10, 2013 10:14PM
- “Someone on Facebook
posted this quote, supposedly
by Ebert -
if it is, I so
April 04, 2013 09:11PM
- “Thank you for a
brilliant post. Action is
needed now; like
December 15, 2012 08:12PM
Wearing a cloak of fire
that spit embers far above -
his kiss melted
The Perfect Breakfast for a New Year
My New Year's wish for all of you is that you may enjoy such a breakfast at least once - a breakfast to comfort, to nourish, to love you back. For me, the slightly-carbonized half-sausage (there are red pepper flakes in it -… Read full post »
This video is about 3 years old, but the message is sadly still relevant. Happy New Year, all. Read full post »
I think this is because the young people do not even know who Helen is. Unbelievable.
Helen Caldicott Slams Environmental Groups on Climate Bill, Nuclear Concessions
Tuesday 22 December 2009
by: Art Levine, t r u t h o u t
Dr. Helen Caldicott, the… Read full post »
Cut jalapenos in half, remove seeds, wash
Slather cream cheese in jalapeno halves
Cut the whole package of bacon in half
Wrap each half slice of bacon around the stuffed jalapeno, secure with toothpick
Grill 'til bacon's done enough
Eat! But not too many, or you'll suffer later....
&nb… Read full post »
Keith Olbermann let it rip tonight on Countdown. Cry? Yep. Laugh? At the futility, the stupidity of our government? I can't decide what to do. I am so outraged and overwrought by the decision to escalate in Afghanistan.
After we all worked to elect Obama, after we all e… Read full post »
I'm re-posting this from Rosie O'Donnell's blog (www.rosie.com) because it is strong writing, because it is beautiful, because it is true. She wrote this account in April 2005:
GAY FOSTER MOM
I SPENT THE SUMMER IN MIAMI
WHAT SOME WOULD CALL
So, I am so moved by Behind Blue Eyes post, "How does all that Hope and Change taste NOW?" that I am referring you all to read it via my blog.
He says what I think. As we listen to our Presi… Read full post »
… From Cartouche's friend Leigh Bailey: " No one should die because they cannot afford health care, and no one should go broke because they get sick. If you agree, please post this as your status for the rest of the day." Any questions?
Now - go create a 'new post'… Read full post »
I copied this exquisite poem off Rosie's blog (www.rosie.com) just hours after Michael Jackson's death. I admire Ms. O'Donnell so much for her courage - she uses her voice to inform, to protest, to stand for justice, to love people. I've been inspired by not only her writings, but her 'bl… Read full post »
FOR HIS 50TH BIRTHDAY
Husband, my lover
Age does not show in your face
But your soul is old
Rich with grandchildren
The young grandfather exults
in his good fortune
Half a century--
Writing down the memories
Of a happy life.… Read full post »
Dalton Trumbo's 1939 novel about WWI, Johnny Got His Gun, was made into a harrowing film in 1971. You can read about this amazing writer at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0874308/bio.
The film is hard to find, but worth it. I am not going to reveal details about it here because the… Read full post »
ARETHA'S HAT IS EVERYWHERE!!
It reminds me of when I heard of the phenomenon in Japan where a trend can move across the entire country in moments, through the instantaneous texting between one group of friends to another. I always attributed that to the relatively homogenous cult/… Read full post »
Today's ditching of the USAirways Airbus in the Hudson River in NY was handled in a textbook manner by the captain and crew. Everyone got a bit wet and cold, but they are all alive. What a beautiful outcome!
I'm a retired air traffic controller; before 9/11 we… Read full post »
The shredding has begun.
He sits watching Democracy Now,
the screen showing subtitles as the
shredder hums like the 2004 cicadas
Papers from all our past lives--
Walnut Wood Lane in Burke
then on Arlen Ave in Annandale, where we
lived in Sue's basement.
Kalmia Lee Court… Read full post »
Noun: Complete overthrow; a reversal; a turning upside down.
Yes, I guess it's time for a bool-vair-suh-mawn;a turning upside-down of my soul . . .What would shake out of it?
I imagine how it might be - a lightening of my burdens,dropping out of my heart-pocke… Read full post »