Putting Down The Dog
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August 29, 2014 05:58PM
- RIP Mom
May 09, 2014 12:35PM
- My Cat The QUEEN
August 08, 2014 03:17PM
- A personal perspective on the
June 01, 2014 10:04PM
- Twelve Years A Slave, with a
March 01, 2014 04:36PM
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movie. Or the pilot for a
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September 22, 2014 06:01PM
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suggesting a response to that
September 22, 2014 05:57PM
- “"You're one of the good
I'm curious now
September 22, 2014 05:47PM
Nerd cred's Links
My grandson wore a leash at the State Fair today. It was a good thing.
LOOK! It's even part of a curious
I've heard people criticizing leashes for children. My daughter-in-law admitted that she's judged. Until today.
I've never taken a stand, myself. Doesn't… Read full post »
In her mid-twenties In her mid-forties
For s… Read full post »
Let me say up front that I am not a cat person. I don’t understand cats. I’m not sure why, other than that they seem perpetually grumpy, unable to smile or otherwise express anything even remotely resembling happines… Read full post »
I'm not writing this from the standpoint of any great expertise, only some familiarity. I worked about three years at the Minneapolis VA, in low level research administration; it's a major institution in my world - I live near it and many of my friends and neighbors… Read full post »
My dad joined the Navy when he was 15. His mother signed the papers swearing he was 16. It was 1943. He always said that's when the war turned in the Allies' favor.
That was his only war story. Or… Read full post »
Since I've been coming back to OS, every time, the first thing I've seen has been the copy I posted of the revolutionary document.
It bored me and reminded me how little I have to say and how much I don't feel like writing. Nothing as advanced… Read full post »
Some Saturday fluff, inspired by Kate O'hehir's adorable and amusing schandenfreude post. It reminded me and I thought I'd share, Rex, a dog of great heart and little brain, loved by all who met him.
scars visible on his side from a failed pouch skin graft attempt… Read full post »
A young boy called the police in the middle of the night, telling them his home had been invaded and his entire family killed. The intruders were still in the house but he had hidden in the bathroom, so far avoiding detection.
Imagine his mother's surprise… Read full post »
Over the past week my inherent tendencies to procrastination and immobility (traits shared by a large enough share of everyone I'm genetically related to that I am convinced it's inherent) got bumped into high gear - if it's even possible for slow to have a high gear - when… Read full post »
I can't believe I'm posting about the Octomom
Society-wide we are all agreed: the most important thing is to punish Nadya Suleman. At the very least, her children must all be taken far, far away from her and she must never, ever so much as see them again. … Read full post »
One of the comments in my last post mentioned my avatar so I thought I'd show its origin.
I'm on the left, of course, with my two sisters and Boy, my uncle's farm dog. It looks like Jackie is about 2 which makes me 6 and Michele 7,… Read full post »
It was dark, cold and snowy and the supermarket parking lot was busy. As I unlocked my car, a tall, bearded black man suddenly appeared from behind the next car and asked if I had jumper cables he could use. I thought for a few seconds visualizing… Read full post »
I read the quote above in the second of Bjorn Phillip Beer’s exquisitely reasoned and written discussion of the current contraception imbroglio. It led me to m/… Read full post »
Heidi Herron posts on OS from the political wars in Wisconsin, often using real-life stories of people who are affected by the political changes happening since the huge 2010 Tea Party victories there. Recently she documented the efforts of one couple to get proper voter IDs as required b… Read full post »
My father had a quiet secret. He never talked about it and I saw it only once, sideways.
His early life was difficult and without his father. His parents had separated when he was a baby and he only knew his father briefly. They attempted… Read full post »
or What John Wanamaker Knew
My parents’ house is a 1911 bungalow with a steep roof and closets filling the space under the eaves along both sides of the second floor. Sometime in high school, for some reason I don’t remember, I was… Read full post »
There have been a few OS posts recently about the difficulties women have getting tubal ligation. I’m astonished that women still have that problem almost 40 years after I did, that our society has made so little progress accepting that women can and should make their own decisions about… Read full post »
I don't post often and I haven't made a whole lot of friendships here on OS, but I hardly miss a day reading, often comment. It's become a significant part of my life but I know most of you better than you know me.
I post so little because there are… Read full post »
I must have been 10, judging by the age of the youngest kid in this pictu… Read full post »