Kate Bishop

Kate Bishop
Location
Washington, USA, Earth, Milky Way, Universe
Title
Pirate Wimmen' Designated Driver
Company
S.S. Dorothy Parker
Bio
I am NOT a self-proclaimed Renaissance Woman in any sense; more a bookie with a passion for art, politics, children and spirituality ~ I adore my daughter who just turned 7. Daily it is affirmed she is the teacher and I am the student ~ Eccentricities include a love of reading about neuroscience for fun, a hen named Lollipop who escorts me to my car every morning (not kidding), and am damn excited polar fleece is always in style in the Pacific Northwest ~ Otherwise, I like my green tea and on the side of my cream, love shabby chic fashion, and am in awe of everything outdoors ~ I believe most policy answers are simple yet hard. The "status quo" has not been working for some time, which is evident in the state of our union ~ I consider myself a fiscally conservative Democrat (oxymoron?). I respect minority opinion and the absolute necessity it brings to the governing process. I loathe fear mongering and complaining for the sake of complaining which has become standard for political dissent ~ I subscribe to all and no religion at once. In other words, I believe they all point in the same direction. I utilize the principles and/or rituals while ignoring any law making. Satyagraha is the philosophy I align closest with ~ Rule 62 always applies ~ All in all, I cherish life! ---------------------------------------------------------

MY RECENT POSTS

Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Dashcle (D - SC), clearly states the issue about the quality of care in this country due to the insurance companies' unethical business practices in this roundtable discussion on Meet the Press which aired on August 16th, 2009.

Here we are now, about to doRead full post »

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I wonder how many people answered ‘yes’?  I wonder if that will be your answer by the end of this…

I believe there is a BIG difference between having compassion towards someone with a mental illness and letting him or her walk over you by using it as anRead full post »
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NOVEMBER 8, 2009 4:45PM

The Girl in the Cage

Do not move a muscle.  Do not throw up.  Do not show pain.  Do not come back into your body.  You are special.  You are different.  You are like them.  You will make it. 

They told you so.

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Officer Timothy Brenton 5

MARK HARRISON / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Officer Timothy Brenton was shot assassination style on Halloween night when an assailant pulled up to his parked police unit and began unloading his rifle into it, hitting him and just grazing the rookie Officer Britt Sweeney who he wasRead full post »

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The city of Seattle is hosting thousands of people from around the state to honor Seattle Police Officer Timothy Brenton who was shot in cold blood on the evening of Halloween. On routine patrol, he was the passenger in a parked unit, with rookie officer Britt Sweeney in the driver’s seat,Read full post »

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 ...and even dance the Macarena, yes, all without one sniglet of alcohol entering our bodies.  Amazing isn't it?

 

Drunk Passed Out

 

After living in Alaska for eleven years, do you want to know what the most common question I am still asked?  Can you believe it's whether I livedRead full post »

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OCTOBER 23, 2009 3:37AM

Confessions of the Naïve Blog Virgin

This is my twenty-fifth post on Open Salon.  I’m hoping this is the one which creates the magic numbers “1   2” at the bottom of the page so I can say I am an official blogger with two pages worth of material.  Yes, simple things like this make me feel giddy.&nbsRead full post »

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OCTOBER 22, 2009 3:38AM

Death Is Not The Opposite Of Life

Lurking in the sunny corners of every afternoon is the vile carnivore, death.  Whether soldiering in the dream of Vietnam’s jungle, playing the harmonica under the lamp of the night sky before driving into asphalt Hell, or making the lonely visit down the same long sterile hallway of the oRead full post »

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Update:  Charges are being pursued this morning in Colorado against the Heene family.  Below is an update on what led to this action.
 
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WARNING:  DISTURBING LANGUAGE
 
It is disturbing as a parent to post a video like this.  One of… Read full post »
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OCTOBER 14, 2009 11:15PM

Vestiges of Paranoia

Her face has turned white; the kind of white contemporary designers no longer allow plaster to remain while designing the interior of suburban homes.  I stare intently at my seven-year-old daughter, the Rook, with a knot made by a sailor in my stomach.  My teeth are chattering although theRead full post »

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OCTOBER 12, 2009 4:16AM

Washington Foils New England's Fall

 A Photo Journey of Washington's Fall

Fall Foilage 2

  Skyward Gazing 1

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Washington is known for a lot of things, but when it comes to weather most people think "rain."  The truth is, we do not accumulate as much rain as most peopRead full post »

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OCTOBER 9, 2009 2:44PM

Lollipop The Shotgun Chicken

When my husband, the Knight, suggested getting chicks as an Easter surprise for our daughter, I had a nightmarish flash of being fully inoculated into country life.  Would I ever recognize the urban sophisticate I always viewed myself as?  I was sure something had been slipped into the wateRead full post »

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During the Seeds of Compassion Gathering®, in April 2008, many educators, businesspeople, parents, and community members descended on downtown Seattle to hear His Holiness the Dalai Lama address the idea of compassion and its powerful impact, especially on our children.  It is my habiRead full post »

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OCTOBER 5, 2009 5:42PM

Being Touched By A Rainbow

Racing at over seventy miles per hour last week, I suddenly wanted to put my car in park and stop time in the middle of the Interstate.  This particular stretch of road winds people out of the last vestiges of bark and grind held in the suburban sprawls east of Seattle. … Read full post »

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I have spent the last few weeks trying to get to know Dr. Amy.  What I gathered, as a pretty new contributor here, is her reappearance was disturbing to the OS community at large.  While I read people being upset about Editor Picks and Front Pages, I sensed a deeper frustrationRead full post »

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SEPTEMBER 30, 2009 5:51AM

I Don’t Want To Be A Lame Duck Citizen

We are down to the wire.  President Obama came out once again yesterday supporting the public option despite disappointing voting results on both the Rockefeller and Schumer’s public option amendments.  It was another embarrassing display of the dysfunction that has become the mainstaRead full post »

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SEPTEMBER 29, 2009 11:34AM

Glenn Beck Traumatized My Home

Over the weekend, the self-proclaimed “idiot avenger” himself came to my home state to collect the keys to the city of Mount Vernon, Washington, where he grew up.  As nothing Mr. Beck does is without contention, this too was another instance where the public displayed their disillusiRead full post »

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SEPTEMBER 20, 2009 4:48AM

Great Speeches From a Dying World

Linas Phillips directed a documentary in which he familiarized, and in some cases befriended twelve homeless people in my hometown of Seattle, Washington.  While he remained objective in portraying their personal stories, he was willing to inject his emotionalRead full post »

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SEPTEMBER 19, 2009 5:45AM

The Annual Virgin

With as much charisma as Zeus might render when shaking the sky with a thunderbolt of electricity, I have mustered up the courage to face another year of celebrating my virginal status.  If upon reading my bio, you notice I have a daughter, you may marvel at how I claim vestal… Read full post »

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Who are these Praying Mantises?

 

(http://orudorumagi11.deviantart.com/art/One-Dollar-Praying-Mantis-57473412)

 

1.  Democrats & Republicans

 2.  Bobbie Brown & Whitney Houston (Hapless Victim)

 3.  Perez Hilton & Paris Hilton

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SEPTEMBER 14, 2009 2:58AM

Ashamed Democrat

I am angry.  Now, as a writer, this is probably one of the lamest opening lines I could write.  However, in this instance, it is the most fitting.  Why?  It is the lowest denominator of truth I know regarding politics right now.  While I could wax poetic and write creatively/Read full post »

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SEPTEMBER 11, 2009 2:33AM

The Big "O" Vibrations

I Am Still Vibrating…

The Rook (my seven-year-old daughter) is engrossed in a website involving puppies or ponies or something age-appropriate so I am going to catch some low-grade shut-eye.  As I edge toward the fuzzy state of in-between consciousness, a roaring crowd comes flowing out o… Read full post »

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SEPTEMBER 9, 2009 7:44AM

Christ Is Not Jesus’ Last Name

 

I have often thought this would make a gutsy book title, although, I knew it would assure me a seat at the kiddies table when visiting the in-laws in the Deep South Bible belt for holidays.  Or, if my writing had any audience, it might be the rage for allRead full post »

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::A Call to Arms!::

If this resonates with you, visit the link at the bottom and follow directions; pretty please!

 

I was gently snoozing away during my Saturday mid-afternoon nap when the stream of consciousness parsing all the important data while I slumbered began toying… Read full post »

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SEPTEMBER 5, 2009 10:01AM

The Toes Of My Soul

 

Reflecting upon one of my beautiful daily meditation books the other morning, by Melody Beattie, I ran across the following line causing me great pause:

 

“Resentments are tricky little things, devious little devils of energy thatRead full post »

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