Money comes in Greenbacks,
Moolah, Dineri, and Yen
Drachmas, Pesos and Francos,…
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…Continue
On December 31, 2012, I posted a New Years' Wish here. It contained the following photograph:…Continue
This is the life.
Snowdrops blooming! And not even any snow!…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Terry McKenna on January 31, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
They're putting up resistance
But I know it's the truth that set me free.…Continue
CHARLESTOWN, Mass. Over the course of his life Butchie Dorr has tried a variety of…Continue
Added by Con Chapman on January 31, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments
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.…
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…Continue
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! …Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by ocularnervosa on January 30, 2016 at 3:48pm — No Comments
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…Continue
There has been a great deal of discussion in the media recently…Continue
The ambidextrous monkey in the zoo
Has advantages over me, and also over you.