All Blog Posts Tagged 'Family' (345)

The Gun Turret in the Church Steeple

Americans have no idea what to do about terrorism or gun violence.  Following the shooting Sunday in a small church in a small Texas town that killed at last count 26 people, the White House response is reflected in this TIME magazine story:

“Even before Sunday’s shooting at a small Baptist church in Texas, the Trump Administration…

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Added by Rodney Roe on November 6, 2017 at 5:27am — 30 Comments

Blood and Soiled

In a recent report, Pew Research states 193,442 active duty military personnel are deployed overseas. If true, that would be the smallest number since 1957, again according to Pew. I say if true because a…

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Added by Tom Cordle on October 24, 2017 at 9:00am — 20 Comments

Why don’t I pay my children for their grades?

This is a topic I should have posted about 35 years ago, when my older daughter was 14.

My daughter says the other kids get paid for their grades. She doesn’t think it’s fair that I won’t pay her for hers.

I have rules for things I pay for. I pay for services, that are of no benefit to the person performing them, but are important for my quality of life, such as paying the plumber to fix my leaky faucet. I pay for things I want and need, like groceries or new shoes. I pay for…

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Added by Lois Wickstrom on September 22, 2017 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Who Knew?

Today we will be going (again) to the cell-phone store.  No, I won’t say which one, because…well I just won’t.  We are not getting calls anymore…oh sure I get notified of a message, but no calls.  I’m serious.

At our stage in life each call is precious…maybe not precious but important,  (at least to us it is).  Can you tell we don’t get many calls?

There are a few other things to do also…h-m-m-m.  It is rough being retired. There is a…

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Added by Sheila Reep on July 28, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

Tomorrow, I will Start Reading Proust.

Like many others, I have been living in a state of constant vigilance since early November of last year.

The world I knew and trusted has been turned on its head and shaken out sideways. Keeping a…

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Added by Veronica Corso on July 16, 2017 at 12:16pm — 17 Comments

Hospice - Brother Bill Defies Death Again and yet Another Cosmic Joke

For the last nine months I've been living in Bastrop, TX to reduce the costs of taking care of my older brother Bill in his descent into dementia. 

Brother Bill

Twice in the last six months, Bill has be admitted to the hospital with bronchitis/pneumonia because he's losing…

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Added by JMac1949 Today on June 27, 2017 at 11:18am — 20 Comments

my pride

MY PRIDE

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

© 2017

My pride is not a commodity

it has no corporate sponsors

no bank account 

no value on the stock…

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Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on June 24, 2017 at 9:30am — 6 Comments

Dad, a Repost

Originally posted Sept. 2013







Because my Dad passed away on September 1, I’m in a mood to write about him. Writing helps me consolidate my thoughts and my memories. Things become clearer to me when I try to talk about them, I suppose because I have to process thoughts in order to explain them. So I pace around talking to myself in the middle of the night and things become clear to me.



I have no reason to believe that anyone here has any reason to care about my… Continue

Added by koshersalaami on June 18, 2017 at 6:30pm — 7 Comments

Remembering the Old North Woodsman

(Note: My father died Valentine's Day 2012 at 88. This is what I wrote about him soon after.)

     I almost lost it. Just the one time.

     It was when the trumpeter blew "The Last Post", the traditional bugle call that marks the end of the military day and…

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Added by Boanerges on June 17, 2017 at 12:15pm — 10 Comments

To Mothers Everywhere, Love

I got an email today from Dreamstime reminding me to call my Mom.  Wouldn’t that be wonderful?  She passed away Christmastime of 1993 and I still have the urge to pick up the phone, and occasionally hear her call my name.  This Sunday is Mother’s Day.  I hope you can still have an open line.

To mothers everywhere, Love and Thanks for Everything.…

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Added by Rodney Roe on May 12, 2017 at 7:18pm — 2 Comments

A lesson about establishing closeness and a subsequent story

When my oldest nephew was two, a couple of years before J was born, my wife and I went on vacation with her parents, her sister and husband, and my nephew. We rented a house at the beach in North Carolina for a week. I was not yet a parent but was anxious to become one and I had always liked kids, so I spent a lot of time that week playing with my very cute nephew.



I think my sister in law was pregnant with her second son on that vacation. Once I had two nephews, I saw the boys on… Continue

Added by koshersalaami on March 11, 2017 at 8:00am — 32 Comments

"MELANIA FINDS 'LAST STRAW' LOOPHOLE FOR DIVORCE" - Top Ten Whine List!

"My marriage?  It's working like fine-tuned machine", Melania stalwartly answered when asked last month getting her roots…

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Added by marilyn sands on March 10, 2017 at 8:00am — 10 Comments

Raising A Brown Boy In Today's America

This is the video to watch if you watch nothing else...in this turbulent time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-5KPx-0jDQ

Her link -   http://valariekaur.com

Added by MV Neland on March 2, 2017 at 10:30pm — 11 Comments

"BATHROOM HUMOR is a Gassssss or Not A Pot to Piss In"!

What's the big deal…

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Added by marilyn sands on March 2, 2017 at 9:34am — 15 Comments

I Might As Well Be In Uzbekistan

I was looking out of the kitchen window this morning as I washed a couple of glasses reflecting on how different the process is in one’s home as compared to a restaurant or bar, wondering how the neighbors wash their glasses.

We live at the end of a short street and after eight years are not friends with any of the neighbors by mutual agreement.  With the possible exception of the Hispanic family at the other end who might have voted Democrat, I’m sure the rest of the street voted…

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Added by Rodney Roe on February 26, 2017 at 3:45pm — 11 Comments

Lost in the Homeland

Sebastian Junger recently wrote a book, Tribe-On Homecoming and Belonging.  It has been reviewed by the New York Times, and a very brief synopsis is this; veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan have had a difficult time reentering American society.  Why?  Why do half…

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Added by Rodney Roe on February 21, 2017 at 3:30am — 9 Comments

I STAND WITH THEM

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

Even though Ivanka Trump and hubbie Jared Kushner apparently convinced Daddy Dearest not to overturn the pro-LGBTQ executive order that was enacted by former president Barack Obama in 2014, I do not stand with Ivanka and Jared. I stand with them.

Even though in his statement, he, whom I call Not My President, said that he was “determined to protect the rights of all Americans, including the LGBTQ community,” I do not stand with him. I stand with…

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Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on February 8, 2017 at 9:00am — 8 Comments

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