Kathy Knechtges's Blog
- December 25
- Writer and meditator, with an Independent bent.
Has written for California and Midwest publications.
Interests are the loss of the middle class, American manufacturing, unions, immigration, and the welfare of families and children.
MY RECENT POSTS
- The Unexpected Joy Of Family
March 05, 2013 03:32PM
- All The World's A "Crazy"
October 17, 2012 01:19PM
- Fear No Maggot.
September 06, 2012 12:35PM
- Attitude Toward GM Reveals
Cancer Eating The Country.
August 05, 2012 06:38PM
- Thank You, Salon, For OS.
June 28, 2012 05:03PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “You are so great at
these review type things. You
great memory, and
April 30, 2013 06:07AM
- “my husband and I are
super close, our marriage only
better in all ways all
March 12, 2013 07:34PM
- “you nailed the
March 12, 2013 07:27PM
- “super! thanks”
March 12, 2013 07:25PM
- “it is cool to step into
a whole new reality
to come home from work
March 12, 2013 07:23PM
Kathy Knechtges's Links
As an older blogger, I am delighted to have just stumbled upon a new writing thrill. A younger cousin of mine recently suggested that I help form a private family history website on Facebook.
I had really been missing the huge clan we used to have in my hometown. My… Read full post »
(National Park Service Photo -- Chaco Culture Night Sky M33) &… Read full post »
Standing at my kitchen sink, I catch a glimpse of a bird's wing on my outdoor grill cover, just outside the window. I move to see it better. "Oh God!!! What now???" A dead bird has draped itself between my outdoor grill cover and my deck rail! Birds don't drape themselves… Read full post »
From "New Worlds In Engineering<" 1940 Detroit, Michigan
Media GM haters are constantly hoping that GM will somehow still fail, despite Obama's loan package. This is a symptom of everything that is wrong with the country. I am getting really tired o… Read full post »
I will never stop being grateful for the beautiful free resource of OS, a magic neighborhood for writers. Such a thing is rare on this earth.
I just came back from being pretty busy. This place is unlike any other. It changed my life for the better. I will never forget the friends I met here. I plan to continue and stay in touch in whatever format.
I will never forget OS. Or you.
MAGIC REBIRTH FOR UNION MOVEMENT:
Union members all over America are on their knees, but not for
the reasons that Conservatives might hope. They are praying to God
that the Union Movement might become just 1/3 as powerful as
conservatives now think it is.
People intimately f… Read full post »
My Mother died in 2006, but I stll feel an intense longing, sense of tragedy, and guilt over her, that is not diminished that much with the passage of time.
We had a great relationship when she died. She had had Alzheimer's for several years, and ironically, it made her more… Read full post »
I would like to gather your wisdom, secrets and life experience here. Read full post »
No red America and blue America, just one America!
No black America and white America, just one America!
Obama's ideas seem like just tragic memories now....
But some things in America have remained tragically the same:
- an uncertain he … Read full post »
National Park Service photo, IC 2118, Horsehead Nebulae taken from Chaco Culture National Historic Park
I CALL OUT TO YOU
FROM THE LAND OF INTIMATE DARKNESS AND CONFUSION
WHERE TEDIUM CASUALLY SITS NEXT TO HORROR
AND WE ALL PRETEND TH… Read full post »
OFFICIAL WHITE HOUSE PHOTO BY PETE SOUZA
Independents who voted for Obama in 2008 hold the key to his fate this time. But that fate is not clear -- because in the 2010 election, 25% of these voters bolted and voted Republican.
Ac… Read full post »
m31, andromeda galaxy taken from chaco culture national historic park, new mexico NATIONAL PARK SERVICE PHOTO
bobbot has been going through another rough time, and is in an incredible amount of pain. When this happens, I always … Read full post »
National Park Service Photo--Great Lakes
America's forward thinkers and activists were very worried. A hateful philosophy seemed to be gaining traction in the U.S., even at the highest levels of society, the media and the government. They remembered… Read full post »
Thank you Obama.
We still have some of our former manufacturing base here so that we have something to start with to regain the profits from all the manufactured goods that Americans are purchasing.
Since advanced manufacturing is a key to new technologies, we will not fall further behind other count… Read full post »
"We don't have an obligation to solve America's problems. Our only obligation is making the best product possible." -- an Apple executive quoted in the New York Times and by Robert Reich
APPLE FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR… Read full post »
You must have unconditional love from at least one being.
Someone who loves you for who you are, not to change you into something else. Not someone who is blind to your faults, but someone who truly loves the real you, who truly likes you.
Someone who would never abandon you only… Read full post »
... HAVE NOW ALL BEEN SOLVED.
BUT THE SOLUTIONS TO THE OLD SOCIAL PROBLEMS,
ARE NOW BECOMING THE NEW SOCIAL PROBLEMS THAT I AM STARTING TO GET ALL UPSET ABOUT....
DO I WANT TO BE A FOOL AGAIN?
WHAT I MEAN B… Read full post »
Many people would find a nun who never wanted any leadership, and was the embodiment of unconditional love, a strange role model for the modern woman. But contrary to the recent urgings that women all become combat- charging marines, this humble yet great soul appeals to me a… Read full post »
I got a vague sickened feeling recently when I saw prison rape made the subject of a TV comedy skit. I wondered if the affluent stars even knew what they were laughing about. Did they see it as some vague forbidden topic that could only happen to someone else?… Read full post »
HOW CAN I FACE YOU, IF I HAVE ANGER AND CRITICISM IN MY HEART?
WON'T YOU BOUNCE IT BACK TO ME? &nb… Read full post »
A genius has died but his industry needs to go far, far further to fully benefit his country and his countrymen.
It is shocking to realize that all this was invented here-- yet our economy is in shambles and so many Americans are out of work. This is what happens when you have… Read full post »
Dismayed that there was almost no mention of the struggles of working Americans on last year's Labor Day (can you imagine no mention of soldiers on Veterans Day?) I determined to host a Labor Day rally in my small town this year. It is a Midwest former union stronghold that has been decimat… Read full post »
(Where have I been? This is the longest I have ever been away from OS since I joined. I feel I must do something about the assault on working people. I spearheaded a Labor Day Rally plan in my local community. It is all consuming, on top of an… Read full post »
I'm not sure exactly how much money they spent on the constant daily slick ads that suddenly appeared on TV:
Michigan teachers could only be laid off on seniority grounds, not success in the classroom, they claimed. State kids were in great peril of getting a ba… Read full post »
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