MY RECENT POSTS
- Wandering in the wilderness...
February 24, 2015 02:32AM
- The Right to Die
February 08, 2015 09:53PM
- A room with a view...
February 02, 2015 02:27AM
- Dead Wrong
January 23, 2015 01:21PM
- My new housekeeper is a fire
January 19, 2015 10:24PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Yes, excellent - and
deserves a wider audience than
- “I can't claim any
conditions and hardly ever get
out 5 days
in a row, let alone
- “Once there were
sabre-tooth tigers. And always
been our fellow
- “I've only been away from
a lifetime of winters for this
year and already
- “I dig the no-dig way.
Cuz I'm lazy and have a bit of
March 02, 2015 11:09PM
My first experience with GPS was during a ride with a friend who'd just bought one. We were on our way to a place we'd been to many times and we knew the way. And it was a very simple route...
But my friend was determined to use his… Read full post »
My mother died screaming in agony.
During her illness my father looked after her at home. That was 70 years ago, so I imagine things would be different today - she'd be in a hospital, better sedated, perhaps even fixed, since a lot of progress has been made in… Read full post »
“How long do you think you'll be able to live on your own?” asked my SiL, who had already indicated that future accommodation for me was part of his and my daughter's thinking as they looked for a new house.
The question took me aback. A bit. I do… Read full post »
So she's dead.
The 11-year-old Native girl with leukemia. (I did a post about her in November.)
She had a couple of weeks of chemo, the prescribed treatment that has a 70-90% cure rate. No treatment = death. Chemo is unpleasant. She didn't like it. She asked her parents to hav… Read full post »
Hope has some neat Facebook pages - Rants&Raves, Buy/Sell/Swap, photos, bulletins, etc. After not getting anywhere trying to lure a professional electrician, I whimpered about it on one of the lists - and within 24 hours a former electrician who still does it on the side was at my place doi… Read full post »
(for PoetTESS - late because of this&that)
It was a strange full moon. For one thing, it was invisible: We were enveloped in an ice fog so thick that perhaps there was some smudge of light above, but nothing definite.
We… Read full post »
I don't understand how white people can deny the fact of deep, wide and long anti-black racism.
Nor how they can cry RACISM or PLAYING THE RACE CARD whenever some black person complains, as if there's equivalency.
I don't understand how white people can demand acceptance of theoretical equiva… Read full post »
The Psychopath Test – A Journey Through the Madness Industry – by Jon Ronson, who also wrote The Men Who Stare at Goats.
I was interested to read it (I've known some certified psychopaths) – and it was interesting. Funny, with horrific bits. [Re the latter - I… Read full post »
So I'm feeling lonely here at my new place and looking for some company. Being mostly an introvert, I don't enjoy company-for-company's sake, at least for more than ten minutes, but, rather, people with similar interests or sympatico in some way so there's something actual to talk about.
So I've gone… Read full post »
There was Michael Brown and cigarillos. Now Eric Garner and cigarettes. I think I see the problem here. Wait, what?
An 11-year-old girl with leukemia wishes not to undergo the discomfort of long-term chemo and her parents have removed her from the hospital and plan to treat her with “traditional” medicine, whatever the hell that might consist of.
Last heard from, she was at some kind of m… Read full post »
“He's dead! He's dead!”
The girl burst into the cabin, hair flying, eyes wide, face pale, lips trembling. I happened to be on hand, interviewing the couple who ran the Pagan festival and, as an aspiring journalist, I made mental notes. The interview so far had been… Read full post »
Nat. Post headline: Soldier shot outside of Parliament, one gunman ‘killed,’ but ‘multiple shooters’ suspected
Well! Shooters on the roof of the Parliament Buildings!
(Tho the roof/roofs of the P. Buildings are pointy… Read full post »