Added by Anna Herrington on February 26, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Lately, my mind has been wandering back to the year I lived in London.
It's the ever more frequent newsclips of Prince William and Kate that keep dragging me there, for in 1981, the city was awash with celebration for another upcoming royal wedding -- of Prince Charles to Lady Diana.
The American College in London was the school I attended…Continue
Added by Anna Herrington on February 25, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Added by John Manchester on February 24, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Transferred from OS, today, 12/1/2012 for safe keeping here. No mean feat, getting in there.
Feb 22, 2011
Even before the Navy recruiter smiled up to our door, I knew I would sign the parental release. Against my own instincts, I had promised.
The night before, Eli and I sat down together to talk. He explained his thoughts and rationale... the positives and negatives. I was impressed by his logic and maturity as he calmly and coherently laid out…Continue
Added by tr ig on February 22, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments
originally published on Feb. 21, 2011 on Open Salon. I've always liked this post.
Several days ago, President Obama addressed the national Chamber of Commerce. He told them that the current jobless recovery wasn't good and that it was their responsibility to hire people. Somehow, I don't think this approach is going to achieve results. What follows is what I think he needed to say:
Thank you for inviting me today.
We have something in common. If…Continue
Added by koshersalaami on February 21, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments
LUMINOUS NEWS – FOOD EDITION
Fox News: “We report. You decide.”
Added by John Manchester on February 16, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Me... today, Feb 12, 2011
HOME ALONE: Chapter 47, 327
Yeah. Having lent the truck to my son, I'm stuck here for the duration of the evening. This might be a cockamamie idea... OK, I'm sure it is... BUT, I had this crazy thought. As a writing exercise, or just for fun, pick one of these photos, copy it to your blog and write something about it. No less than…
Added by tr ig on February 12, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments
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I was fifteen in early 1966 when I heard Dylan sing, “Something’s happening, and you…
Added by John Manchester on February 8, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Added by John Manchester on February 3, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments
The first night you were gone, it was different, new.
There was more space in the bed, no snoring. Youngest Son and I giggled, spent our food budget on books.
I slept like a log.
The second night you were gone, it was still novel...peaceful, serene.
I knew you were safe, you were working, all was…Continue
Added by Anna Herrington on February 1, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments