I would give almost anything to experience just one more time the joy and anticipation of Christmas I felt as a child. That was a time when it was okay to believe in magic; that this portly old dude in red velvet could perform feats that boggled the youngest of minds.
My family made all kinds of magic, far above and beyond the call of duty. On this Christmas Eve in my childhood the house would be devoid of all decorations – no wreaths, no tree, no presents, no nothing. It was just…Continue
Added by Terry McKenna on December 24, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments
It's Christmas Eve and almost everybody knows that story, but at sundown another Holy Day celebration begins and other than earworm children's songs about Dreidle and lighting the candles of the Menorah, most Americans, including many Jews, don't know a lot about the actual origins celebration of Chanukkah. Here's a repost for any who might be…Continue
It was the mid-80s, and I was a young man on the verge (at least in my mind) of getting old. It was Christmas time, which made the passing of youth that much more painful; I remembered the year I found both a basketball and a bb gun under the tree, and all the bright promise that lay ahead of me as a gun-toting sports hero, blasting into some one-gas station town like Knob Noster, Mo. to shoot free throws and squirrels.
But now I was, as Chuck Berry might…Continue
Note: This does not pretend to be a formal psychological evaluation. While I am a 30-year veteran mental health professional who has assessed, evaluated, diagnosed and treated many hundreds of clients and who was for a number of those years particularly interested in the special challenges of working with people with personality disorders, I free admit this is an informal series observations and thoughts based entirely on Donald Trump’s public behavior and is based on public records of his…Continue
Pagan Priest Wins Right to Wear Goat Horns in License Photo: A Pagan priest in Maine has won the right to wear goat horns in his driver’s license photo, with the court ruling that the horns are actually “religious attire.”
Great news! …Continue
binge watching is delicious. we became addicted to it when netflix released an entire season of orange is the new black in one pop. we couldn't stop watching ....ohhh...just the next one, then the next one - it was like being a kid who secretly cracked a box of candy we weren't supposed to touch.
OH the joys!! and now it's all about the instant gratification - how impatient we become when a series isn't exactly grabbing us by the pants. this makes us nearly…Continue
I've been down for the past few days, taking things personally again that aren't personal. I'm not sure how else to respond to an inconsiderate person but I'm thinking on it. He's impartial in his last minute demands, so I know that it's not personal to me. How would you respond to someone who knows that you have a timetable and insists on violating it just because they couldn't be bothered to be more…Continue
(Just not Icetastrophe - that's a grade B, C, possible Z movie made in Hope, whereby an alien ice somethingorother comes from outer space and lands right in front of the Hope post office and starts gobbling up the earth ... available on the internet for people who are terminally bored ... or drunk ... or Hope fanatics...)
We got dumped on.…Continue
Thanks to "Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me", this is true:
Rent a Jew. And, of course, it's in Germany.
It was the depths of a recession,
And real estate prices had fallen.
Some contractors were overextended
And their creditors were callin’.
Me? I was just doing my job
Arranging for repossessions
Of cranes and ‘dozers and backhoes and such
By gun-for-hire Hessians.
One was a guy named Rocco
with a gooseneck trailer and truck.
Another was known as just “Jimmy”
By those who were down on their…
This recent President-elect is a louse.
I know that is disrespectful...to other louses.
I say that because he is stupid.
“Art of the Deal”? Ghost written. Can’t even write his own book about what he does/doesn’t do.
Way too stupid.
Can’t finish sentences when he speaks.
Way too stupid.
Can’t tell the truth to save his soul.
Way too stupid.
Some people think it’s not PC to use a term like stupid. It’s demeaning to people…Continue
A former business partner once told me that the only thing we can count on is change, shortly before everything in my life changed for the worse. Over time things got much better. It seemed that a wrenching change was necessary in order to make things better.
Things are changing rapidly in the world as it is being swept through some global zeitgeist toward a new, frightening, more authoritarian, less democratic, oligarchic world order. This is an exploration of the influence…Continue
Summary of the amusement
Clarity Nice visits the headquarters of Herbaline in Orange County, a herbal, diet and weight prevention company, known for its aggressive marketing methods. Seeing on a corporate chart that the president of the company, Lyle Matchett, has never been seen and is not shown anywhere in the annual report of the company, Clarity decides to…Continue
I've been preaching this since the 'results' were in on Election night:
The white working class voter has been duped and played big time with perhaps the biggest con…Continue
Wildlife Officials Say Jaguars From Mexico Migrating Into US: The Arizona Fish and Game Department says a preliminary analysis suggests there is yet another new wild jaguar in the area, believed to have crossed over the border into the US from Mexico. Republican officials are expressing concern that if allowed to continue unabated, Mexican jaguars may soon start taking all the good mountain lion jobs here in the greater southwest. …Continue
Added by Johnny Robish on December 9, 2016 at 8:00pm — No Comments
this has been an emotional week for me. the pain I'm experiencing frightens me more than anything I've ever experienced. it's increased to such a degree I've find myself in tears as I worry I may have reached an unfixable state. the dogs love to throw themselves impetuously in front of me and I find myself yelling: stop! get out! go away! because I'm terrified I'll stumble and fall on one and kill him or her! or me! or both! I feel like a monster. my husband promises I can…Continue
The region is iced in. Roads are impassable except for emergency services.
This is a rare event in the area and can cause great damage. A big branch broke off the pear tree out front and narrowly missed my truck. My house is elevated form the street and it's not even safe to to try to make it to the sidewalk.
My life-long friend died the other day.Alone in the life he chose. We were the tightest of neighborhood friends, through college,life changes,…Continue