January 2016 Blog Posts (356)

FORTUNA (aka Place Yer Bets)



Money comes in Greenbacks,

Moolah, Dineri, and Yen

Drachmas, Pesos and Francos,…


Added by The Songbird on January 31, 2016 at 9:30pm — 20 Comments

Jalapeno Yogurt

My niece was staying with us for the weekend. This always means cooking. She had her vegetarian magazine with some new Mexican recipes. Of course they called for fresh jalapeno peppers. I have canned ones on the shelf, but fresh is fresh.

I called my local grocery. They had some. The recipe also…


Added by Lois Wickstrom on January 31, 2016 at 7:21pm — 5 Comments

The Western Wall: Part of a New Years' Wish from two years ago comes true

On December 31, 2012, I posted a New Years' Wish here. It contained the following photograph:…


Added by koshersalaami on January 31, 2016 at 5:00pm — 44 Comments

Green Man Rising...

This is the life.  

Snowdrops blooming!  And not even any snow!…


Added by Myriad on January 31, 2016 at 3:10pm — 16 Comments

The New WTC Transit Hub. A Brief Appreciation.

The WTC Transportation Hub is expected to open soon.  It is late and way over budget, but that seems to be the way with complicated projects.  Its owner is the Port Authority of NY and NJ. 

This is from their website:

The state-of-the-art World Trade Center Transportation Hub, when completed in 2015, will serve over 200,000 daily commuters and millions of annual visitors from around the world. At approximately 800,000 square…


Added by Terry McKenna on January 31, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Exploding Poinsettia

        Today I exploded the poinsettia my daughter gave me for my birthday.   When I was carrying it out to the porch to paint it fell apart.   One branch came off in my arms and fell to the floor...Without gravity it would have floated away.

         I already have a branch that came off in a glass of water hoping for it to send out roots.  There are…


Added by Zanelle on January 31, 2016 at 12:00pm — 6 Comments

Waiting for the Tide

They're putting up resistance

But I know it's the truth that set me free.…


Added by alsoknownas on January 31, 2016 at 8:12am — 13 Comments

Self-Mutilation on Rise Among Motivational Speakers

CHARLESTOWN, Mass. Over the course of his life Butchie Dorr has tried a variety of…


Added by Con Chapman on January 31, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

A Bit of Shakespeare Never Hurt Anybody: Sunday Series: Poems and Poetry (that have mattered or made a difference to me)

The 'poetry' of Shakespeare here is not about the rhyme, or the apparent lack thereof, but the rhythym:


Yet here, Laertes? Aboard, aboard, for shame!

The wind sits in the shoulder of your sail,

And you are stay'd for. There, my blessing with thee.

And these few precepts in thy memory:

See thou character. Give thy thoughts no tongue,

Nor any unproportion'd thought his act.

Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar.…


Added by Ron Powell on January 31, 2016 at 5:00am — 9 Comments

The State of Oregon

Well, I guess they finally caught on to our dirty little secret.  For years, we've had them fooled, what with them watching Grimm or Portlandia. Until this year. First there was the Umpqua Community College shooting, and now there's this Malheur Wildlife Refuge fubar.

When I was a young pup, I used to hang around with Congressman Jim Weaver who represented Eugene and Southwest Oregon. And let me tell you…


Added by old new lefty on January 31, 2016 at 3:00am — 59 Comments

Bears Jay Cutler Gets Slammed in Fan’s Obituary

Bears Jay Cutler Gets Slammed in Fan’s Obituary:  Chicago Bears veteran quarterback Jay Cutler has shouldered a lot of criticism since entering the NFL in 2006, but a female Bears’ fan slamming him in her obituary has everyone in the Windy City talking.  Good grief, what’s the big deal?  Hell, its Chicago!  Dead people vote on a regular basis in Chicago - no reason why they can’t do sports commentary too! …


Added by Johnny Robish on January 30, 2016 at 9:35pm — 2 Comments

yearny for bernie

last poll before iowa came out today.

hillary 45, bernie 42.

in the past week i have been called ignorant, a libertarian, and an anarchist, for picking him over her.

which i can handle, of course.

it's just odd to me, that on the dem side, we should be trying to take away people's right to vote for whoever they want, unmolested by condescending harassment.

i guess violent discourse has always been the american way. since before there was an america, the…


Added by DaisyJane on January 30, 2016 at 7:00pm — 19 Comments

How To Add Images To A Blog Via Links

So, I want to add an image of a frog to my blog (blog frog!). What do I do?

Well, you have several choices. You could go find a frog & take his picture, upload it to your computer and then add it by clicking the ' add image' link in the blog editor.  …


Added by lorianne on January 30, 2016 at 4:46pm — 17 Comments


People keep asking why Bernie Sanders is running as an avowed "democratic socialist" when he and everyone else knows he "can't win."  Winning has never been the point of Sanders v. Clinton.  Bernie is there to push Hillary to the Left.  Hillary's centrism seems to have blinded her to the fact: It's…


Added by mary gravitt on January 30, 2016 at 3:51pm — 3 Comments

My Independent run homework, the forth VP

If you’re like me you probably know the name of the first three Vice Presidents of the United States. And if you’re like me you probably don’t know who the fourth Vice President was. So it’s time for me to get a genuine education.

George Clinton was born in New York on July 26th, 1739. His parents had migrated to the Colonies to escape religious persecution in Ireland. His father was a land speculator and a surveyor and had held office in the New York assembly. Clinton…


Added by ocularnervosa on January 30, 2016 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Proud Heritage, Prouder Future

...cover of the current New Yorker...

Added by Jonathan Wolfman on January 30, 2016 at 11:51am — 14 Comments

I Hope He Doesnt Get in Trouble...


   This was such a sweet news story for this morning.  A little five year old boy in a Taliban area in Afghanistan was given this plastic bag replica of a soccer jersey made by his older brother who put his picture on social media.  The ball has a…


Added by Zanelle on January 30, 2016 at 10:30am — 11 Comments

Flint, Michigan's Toxic Water


There has been a great deal of discussion in the media recently…


Added by Rodney Roe on January 30, 2016 at 10:00am — 14 Comments

The Ambidextrous Monkey

The ambidextrous monkey in the zoo

Has advantages over me, and also over you.



Added by Con Chapman on January 30, 2016 at 8:43am — 1 Comment

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