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People who have gone through sorrow are more sympathetic than others, not so much because of what they know about sorrow, but because they know more about happiness. They appreciate its value and its fragility, and welcome it wherever it may be. The Puritan attitude which grudges happiness belongs only to those who have never entered very deeply into life. ----- Freya Stark, Beyond Euphrates


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OCTOBER 5, 2009 12:05AM

Dubai Part 2: Abra Ride on The Creek

As promised, here is a report on my Abra Ride on The Creek which separates Dubai and Deira.  The small wooden boats used to transport people back and forth are called abras.  They are usually used like a water taxi, however when I was there we went on a short tour… Read full post »

Would someone please explain to me how to help somebody else and not stress yourself out in the process?  In a previous post I was lamenting (okay, I was whining) about being bored, not having anything going on in my life.  You know what they say, be careful what you wish… Read full post »

OCTOBER 3, 2009 8:59PM

For Myriad

OCTOBER 3, 2009 1:15PM


My daughter, her husband and two sons (ages 5 and 3) moved to Dubai last January 1.  My son-in-law was offered more than one job there and since they are always up for an adventure, they took the plunge. 

By March, I was aching inside missing them -- all of… Read full post »

OCTOBER 1, 2009 12:29AM

A Quiet Life

She checks her mailbox and gathers up Wednesday's junk mail.  She checks the progress of the newly planted mums along the driveway and then unlocks the front door.  As she walks through the house toward the kitchen, she pushes the button to fire up the computer and drops her bag on… Read full post »

Learned from a friend today that Governor Rick Perry (Texas, for anybody who's been ignoring the news lately) is offering to PAY his campaign volunteers -- yep, that's how we do it here in Texas.  For every volunteer that signs up because YOU referred them, you get $20.

 A woman named… Read full post »

 I haven't found specifics on California or any other state for that matter, but I was pleasantly surprised to read this about North Carolina.  Apparently, they've jumped on the bandwagon and they're making recycling an industry.  HOPE springs eternal.

Here's the link:

http://www.wasteRead full post »

SEPTEMBER 30, 2009 12:21AM

A Tribute to "W"


There's no embed available for this one -- "by request" according to Youtube. 

Thank you, Todd Snider. Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 26, 2009 2:04PM

What Kind of a Snake Kills an ACORN?

In my effort to do as Obama suggests and listen to the opposition, I am on the US Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) newsletter mailing list.  Per usual, he has issued another letter stating, among other outrageous and misguided opinions, the following:

 I continue to be alarmed over ACORN&rsquoRead full post »

SEPTEMBER 24, 2009 9:11PM

Purgatory Sucks

I'm living in Purgatory.   What is there to do when you've finished up all seven seasons of All Creatures Great & Small on Netflix and everything else seems pale in comparison?

 I spend 9 hours a day driving to work, "working" and driving back home.  My paychecks are minimal s… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 22, 2009 4:42PM

God's Profit

The Republican party of my generation used to have (IMO) valid ideals. The Republicans stood for conservative spending, conservative policies, conservative progress and extremely conservative change.  And even though I have been leaning to the liberal end of the boat since I was about 6 years olRead full post »