Putting Down The Dog
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When my #1's friends in middle or Jr High school started going to the mall, eventually she was excited to be invited along. She hadn't ever gone without parents, had been hearing the gossip, couldn't wait. Came home all grumpy asking WTF? In her own words, of course. They walked around… Read full post »
I came across this letter recently. It was written by my older daugter when she was 10 and angry that I could not prevent her younger sister from invading her room at will .
Dear Mrs. H___,
I have decided to leave the… Read full post »
More than that, I do not have to follow the rules of your religion.
No government I will live under and no social pressure can force me to observe your religion or anyone's. I also don't have to like or respect any given culture and I am free to say… Read full post »
In the car today I caught a brief bit of an interview with a novelist. Of course, I didn't catch his name or the name of any of his books. I think he writes mysteries.
The talk in this bit was about race and the current and past civil rights movements.… Read full post »
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My disabled sister works in a sheltered workshop kind of place. Her direct supervisor and her case manager are both black and I adore one and like the other. I know the case manager best, work regularly with her because she very much likes my sister who needs a lot of… Read full post »
In the interest of Occam &/or KISS*, this is my second version which includes all other isms and, again, is not to scale. The viewer may feel free to provide scale as applies to your own thinking because I just can't see scale as a big… Read full post »
Maybe because I'm the shortest person in a tall family I'm sensitive to height. Maybe that's why I couldn't help noticing in all the pictures, in some particularly, how short the cops were compared to Eric Garner.
These are pictures from a book called, Warsaw - 1945, Today and Tomorrow, by Stanislaw Jankowski and Adolf Ciborowski, Interpress Warszawa, 1978, in English. It was brought to my mind by john guzlowski's post today, Landscape with Dead Horses, 1945.
Specifically, the words
So my niece, from the far reaches of Bachmannstan, posted this on facebook the other day.
ok, it's a little funny but more stupid
Then this exchange ensued:
The next obvious thing to say, of course, is, "So unfriend me, bitch," but do I look… Read full post »
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 »