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MAY 4, 2013 5:18PM

43 Years

Monday, May 4, 1970.  The date everything changed. And nothing changed. 

The date the blinders came off for at least some- when the realisation hit that so called white privilege, educated  middle class privilege meant nothing,  when the government considered you dangerous, un ame… Read full post »


Elizabeth was one of the 10 other people who were part of my home stay program in Russia. She was from Alaska, and at age 61 had just retired from  the US Geological Survey where she had been an analyst.

Elizabeth had been to Russia 5 years earlier on a
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 Elizabeth was one of the10 other people who were part of my home stay program in Russia. She was from Alaska, and at age 61 had just retired from  the US Geological Survey where she had been an analyst.


Elizabeth had been to Russia 5 years earlier on a… Read full post »
 
 
Yesterday in London,  as the vault competition came to an end, Oksana Chusovitina, a gymnast competing for Germany came in  fifth place. She had ranked as high as third, a legitimate medal contender, but after the final round had dropped to fifth. Certainly a respectable showi… Read full post »
JULY 18, 2012 12:57AM

Open Call-Share Your Artwork

A few entries in the share your art open call: (portrait division)...

portrait

blue man1a  

From Antiquity 

  too many questions

blue cat 

  face

Losing control1a  Read full post »

 This is a repost (with minor additions) of the blog I did last year to commemorate the 41st anniversary...

 Forty two years ago today, I officially became an enemy of the state. The disenchantment and alienation towards the government and American society in general which had been growing… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 23, 2012 7:28PM

Anne Frank is Now A Mormon

Those wacky morons- I mean Mormons- at it again. On Saturday, a temple in the Dominican Republic  baptised Anne Frank by proxy. They then proudly submitted the data to a database accessible only by Mormons.

 Of course it would have to be by proxy, considering she died in Bergen- Belsen &nbs… Read full post »

JANUARY 3, 2012 11:35PM

Iowa-And the Apocalypse Gets Closer...

So the latest results from the Iowa caucuses have Santorum- SANTORUM- and Romney battling it out for first place- with   Paul a close third.

As far as I'm concerned- it shows just how scaryily minded the citizens of that fair state really are. And if that doesn't make you… Read full post »

Any time people interact with each other there will be different opinions and diffferent ways of perceiving things. Not wrong, but different and unique to that person.

Individuals, even identical twins are not mental and emotional clones of each other and each one has has their truth. Apart from… Read full post »

Forty one years ago today, I officially became an enemy of the state. The disenchantment and alienation towards the government and American society in general which had been growing for a few years exploded in the burst of National Guard gunfire which claimed four lives  and injured nine others… Read full post »

Forty one years ago today, I officially became an enemy of the state. The disenchantment and alienation which had been growing for a few years exploded in the burst of National Guard gunfire which claimed four lives  and injured nine others on the Ohio university campus.

Kent State University.&… Read full post »

APRIL 28, 2011 5:10PM

for robin

he average life expectancy  for a homeless cat on the streets is about 2 years or so- Buddy lived in my neighbourhood for almost 8. I think old age caught up with him. At least I hope so.

In the Phoenix area- the foreclosure and losing house problem… Read full post »

APRIL 25, 2011 8:15PM

Books, Books and More Books

I was saddened when my local Borders surrendered to the winds of economic change and began its descent into shopping oblivion.

Not so much for the shopping experience itself, because honesty compels me to admit that I very rarely actually purchased books- or much of anything else there. A rare… Read full post »

APRIL 7, 2011 2:39PM

Goodbye Buddy

Buddy is dead.  I found his body on the walkway in front of my house this morning, when I went to collect the  newspaper from the driveway. It wasn't  completely unexpected- the past couple of days he suddenly  looked bad- f ur gone ragged,  much thinner in the hindquarters a… Read full post »

APRIL 4, 2011 6:15PM

Year of the Gun

Forty three years- a lifetime ago since that day in Memphis. It was a year   which began with a long, unpopular and divisive war going badly, and ended with dreams of  real change crushed beneath the boot of hatred, bigotry,  violence and death. The right wingers and their corpora… Read full post »

I recently read an online article which recommended a few things people could jettison to simplify their lives and be more technologically au courrant.

First off- printed copies of books had to go- that's why there were Kindles. So old fashioned,  and there's always the risk of getting a n… Read full post »

JANUARY 16, 2011 10:50AM

Martin Would Be Proud

A simple way to  look at how far this country has come since Martin Luther King’s assassination more than 40 years ago, is to remember that when Barry Obama was born in 1961, the marriage of his parents was illegal in  a large section of the mainland United States .&nbsRead full post »

The recent spate of political violence and the not surprisingly disgusting response by the Repugs and their  rightwing blithering mouthpieces, coupled with the TSA's policy of putting everyone who flies at risk of legal sexual assault  and the federal government's continued war on individuaRead full post »

DECEMBER 5, 2010 12:12PM

Ghosts in the Kitchen

There are ghosts in my house. There are some which can be found elsewhere, but mainly the kitchen is where daily, I connect with them in tangible form. They’re not real ghosts of course, but rather, ghosts which mostly just live in my memory.  One aunt’s

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DECEMBER 2, 2010 6:30PM

GOP = GREEDY OLD PIGS

First, I must extend my apologies to those of the porcine persuasion.  Not only are you known for being intelligent, and beneficial to humans on so many levels, but you have the additional advantage of being   moist and delicious.

The GOP- not so much- on any level- including benefici… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 13, 2010 10:12PM

Ranting Away and Responding to the OC

Ah-  so much- where to begin...

A few things  which drive me insane:

The mindboggling,  breathtaking  level of  ignorance  so pervasive amongst the American populace, and the apparent loss of the capacity- or inclination -for independent, rational thought. The… Read full post »

OCTOBER 17, 2010 6:43PM

Repost: Feline Family Values

 Buddy is a great dad. A really great dad and provider. I’ve known him for 6  years, and watched him do his best to take care of his family under extremely trying circumstances. He looked after his children, took care of their mother and was the utmost in responsible parenting. I&rsqu… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 27, 2010 4:36PM

Customer Service????????? I THINK NOT

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

There are times when I wish I could send my  thought ray of death through the telephone connection  to the morons at the other end. Assuming of course I can ever get through to them.

My credit union- looking  for new ways to gouge  victi… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 22, 2010 4:47PM

OC- 12 bits of factoid randomness

1. I experienced  being a  fighter pilot in a USAF F-16 flight  training simulator.
2. I bought a Red Army uniform coat from a Red Army soldier in Leningrad.
3. I slept in the bathroom of the Honolulu airport.
4. I attended a Macumba ceremony in a Rio favela.
5  I picket… Read full post »
SEPTEMBER 19, 2010 5:30PM

Why Should I Keep Posting On OS?

I'm not one of the cool kids- I never have been.  I've  always gone my own way and done my own thing, even though for a good part of my life I felt I've been treated as invisible- particularly by the cool kids.  The thing is- that… Read full post »