I was going to post about my frustrating day installing an air conditioner in Brother Bill's trailer, but the trials and tribulations of these young ladies brought me back into some perspective:…Continue
hi all. my war bookmarks runneth over and have a very ominous feeling last few weeks/ months. sometimes the world seems like it could go up in flames any moment. NKorea threatening with nukes and the warmbier case,[i] and the middle east a massive tinderbox with so many hostile countries making loud noises (to say the least): syria, russia[l], iran, saudia arabia, qatar,[r] ISIS,[j] even china[o]…Continue
People make plans and the gods laugh...
A year ago I told my boss I'd retire after the summer programs were done. I offered to volunteer enough hours to keep my beloved arts camps and apprenticeship programs alive.
I knew the Rockford Arts Council couldn't afford me anymore. Donations and corporate contributions were down in a local economy that has never recovered from any recession. And we weren't getting our operating grant from the state any time soon. Illinois is in a…Continue
by Tommi Avicolli Mecca
My pride is not a commodity
it has no corporate sponsors
no bank account
no value on the stock…Continue
Now that Melania has climbed into bed with the President & joined other 1st Ladies who have done the same...no, let me start over.…Continue
I've been living in Bastrop, TX since September 2016 and I haven't written much about that experience. It's pretty routine in that everyday I get up sometime before 8:00 am have my coffee and smoke my cigarette out on the porch and then check out what's going on at Our Salon. Sometime between 10:00 in the morning and 3:00 in the afternoon I get in the car and take my older brother Bill out for breakfast or lunch and make sure he takes his pills.…Continue
Let's see if this…Continue
Katie McHugh, who previously worked at The Daily Caller, said in a tweet Monday that “Breitbart News fired me for telling the truth about Islam and Muslim immigration.”Continue
For the past week or so I've been collecting links to stories about the situation in Portland, Oregon with the idea of posting about how the grotesque hate crimes of a deranged maniac, whose name I will not mention resulted in the murders of Rick Best, 53, and 23-year-old Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche. Anna Herrington posted…Continue
Around 20 years ago while living in…Continue
Memorial Day is supposed to be something more than the Indianapolis 500, backyard barbecues and Big Box store sales. Try to ignore hubris of the Beast "45" and take a moment to reflect on those, living and dead, who truly sacrificed to make America great. …
What do you wanna bet that this A-hole gets elected?
It's been a while since I posted. Haven't had much to say. Then I surfed into this article on Salon.com: Why Trump Lies It’s not just to hide the truth. It’s to alter reality,…Continue
The Justice Department just appointed Former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a Special Counsel to Investigate the Campaign of the Beast "45" and the Russia Connection, James Comey's dismissal and whatever else may yet to be found:…Continue
hi all. used to write about conspiracy theory a lot on my old salon site & got a lot of hits on that. havent been quite as active on that subj here but have written a bit. lately conspiracy theory has become semi mainstream which makes it quite a bizarre situation. the minority view is now widespread.[e]
theres a lot of factors behind this, but Trump himself seems to be one of the biggest conspiracy theorists. (by now some of the early findings/ jury is in on the…Continue
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.…Continue
Couldn't resist this one:
Chris Matthews sums it up with his Freudian reference to the "Saturday Night Live Massacre."
...and then there's Stephen Colbert:…Continue
Woman who laughed at Jeff Sessions hearing convicted for being 'disorderly'! Desiree Fairooz, an activist with Code Pink, was found guilty of engaging in “disorderly or disruptive conduct” with the intent to disrupt congressional proceedings, as well as “parading, demonstrating or picketing”. …Continue