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Craftin’ With Kids: July 4th Project

Craftin’ With Kids: July 4th Project

Jun 29, 2013

Sometimes, you just need to keep those little fingers busy. Here’s a project that serves double duty: activity and decoration! Only (4) materials required. Use any colors you like or red, white, and blue for this upcoming July 4th. Share this:RedditPinterestFacebookLinkedInTumblrTwitterGoogleEmailLike this:Like...

TrueDud s.6 e.2

TrueDud s.6 e.2

Jun 28, 2013

We are huge True Blood fans!! And as fans we have a few…er…bones to pick.  This series has the opportunity for major stiletto- heeled a$$ kicking, quip-flinging, and general hotness, so we are more than a little disappointed when our TrueBlood heroes turn into TrueDuds. *Warning: Spoilers and language may be present.* Dud-O-Meter I know, I know!  I’m catching up.  Sunday will be episode 3 and I will be timely in posting.  1 point for me Sookie:  Why the all the sweaters?  Is it really necessary to put one on every time you come home?  Isn’t it, like 1,000 degrees in Louisiana?  And while we’re at it, what’s up with the creepy paper you sleep next to?  Put it in a drawer already.  Figures, though, you would “stumble” upon a handsome stranger while being late to work.  You’ve gone through everyone else in the town, I guess you need some NewBlood.  7  points for leaving Arlene stranded at work again, and admitting a stranger into your house after EVERYTHING YOU HAVE BEEN THROUGH Arlene:  Keep it coming!  I’m liking your savvy.  “Organic means you play the fancy piano at church.”  Yes, girl.  Sock it to those snotts!  Glad you rescued your man from a sticky situation, but I’m not OK with lying to a pregnant woman about her dead husband.  1 point (You did try to be gentle…) Andy: Those little girls are just running little fairy circles around you!!  I love it.  Cheers to them and for you for being brave enough to ask for help. Seriously now, stop complaining. 1 point Tara:  I’m still waiting for you to kick some butt, but maybe you are learning compassion.  Also, maybe you will be the strong arm our Pam needs.  Is her boo-hooing reminding you of anyone…ah hem…Tara?  0 points Pam:  I will allow you touching moments from time to time.  But we need you… 0 points (for now) Sam:  REALLY?  The worst luck.  You lost Emma after having her for a day.  A DAY!!  And who else would have spies in the bushes outside their trailer.  Ugh.  5 points Emma: Honey, I’m glad you are having fun with Lafayette, but show some respect for your mamma.  A tear?  Anything?   5 points...

Musing #3: The Disaster of Waiting Tables When You Don’t Want To

Musing #3: The Disaster of Waiting Tables When You Don’t Want To

Jun 28, 2013

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Musing #3: The Disaster of Waiting Tables When You Don’t Want To

Musing #3: The Disaster of Waiting Tables When You Don’t Want To

Jun 28, 2013

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How Do You Define Politics?

How Do You Define Politics?

Jun 27, 2013

Mo Mo Politics:  Having a connection to politics, and the community at large, often contributes to a sense of “larger purpose.” If our work doesn’t provide us with meaning and purpose, we can engage ourselves in the world around us.   During my most recent medical check-up, my doc, who apparently worries that in retirement I will atrophy on all levels and shrivel up and die, asked me as he always does, “What are you doing with yourself now that you’re retired?”.  I rattled off my list of activities, which I think is decent, and added that I was writing this article about politics.  He scowled and said “Politics!!!”  Then he says, “You know that in Latin ‘poli’ means many, and tics of course, are bloodsuckers.  That makes the definition of politics, MANY BLOODSUCKERS.”  Then he laughed hysterically, as he always does, at his own jokes.  I kinda love the guy though. When he finally straightened up and stopped laughing I shared with him, my definition of politics. POLITICS IS A SUBSTITUTE FOR VIOLENCE.   You need to give it some thought.  But if you look at it in this light, it’s clearly a necessary evil.  It is after all, better than warlords, militias, or individuals committing acts of violence to achieve their goals.  It explains why politics is such a vicious, dirty, and sneaky occupation.  The alternative would be violence.    By the way, credit for my definition goes to Dick Gephardt, during a speech he made at the 2004 Missouri Democratic Convention.  Credit where credit is due.  Think about it!     Follow up to last article:  Edward Snowden is a huge topic of conversation around the world and at home.  I’ve had many conversations with friends and family who read my article.  I stick by my opinion but welcome reasonable, sane counter views. Interestingly, the contract company (USIS), which was paid to do a background investigation on Snowden, is under investigation for faking background checks.   USIS charges the federal government (that’s you and me folks), $4,000 for each background check they claim to do.   Yes, indeedy. See ya’s next week for Mo Mo Politics. Mo B. Share this:RedditPinterestFacebookLinkedInTumblrTwitterGoogleEmailLike this:Like...

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