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|An Assistance Dog Trainee for FloridaSNMom's family
I know I haven't been around much lately. Frankly, I've been trying to avoid political arguments -- I have too many things going on in Real Life to get sucked into that. I've been working on ...
|Thank you all
Saturday night's fundraiser blew past my hopes. The full amount raised was $760 dollars, give or take a bit. I've transferred enough to my bank account to more than cover the check for the oil ...
|Community Fundraiser: More Month Than Money - GOAL MET! THANKS!
I have resisted this for months, and finally, I have to swallow my pride. My husband is working, and if things had stayed okay, we'd still rock along. But things aren't okay. I need more medical ...
|MD-01 Race: Up the creek without a candidate.
Maryland Juice broke this Monday, and I just found it. Better to share late than never, I guess. Rosen is out of the race for the Democratic ticket. Period. End of line. Teapublican incumbent Dr.
|Hybrid vehicle retrofits just around the corner!
For a few years, I owned a Prius. God, I loved that car. But it got creamed twice, and I couldn't get a wire crate large enough for my dog into it. I traded it in for a used RAV4, so I'd have the ...
|How much is a painting worth?
Specifically, how much is it worth in a split donation, half to the Obama campaign and half to Wendy Rosen's campaign? Take a look below the orange arabesque, tell me what you think, and I'll ...
|The least among us
Somebody hit a kitty in front of my house, in the early hours of the morning. When I found her, rigor had already set in. Whoever hit her left her there for dead. But I don't think she died all ...
|Help fund an obscure story, waiting to be told
Have you ever heard of the Highwaymen? No, it's not an obscure indie band. It was an ad hoc group of African-American artists during the civil rights era, documenting the Florida landscape they ...
|Dear Markos (an open letter)
Markos, I have tremendous respect for what you've accomplished with this site. Even when you make mistakes, I usually feel sure that your intentions are the best possible. This is still true even ...
|WYFP: Resolutions Suck
Yes, they do. And I'm not making any this year. WYFP is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, empathize with one another, and share advice, ...
|WYFP: Holidays Approaching Edition
I am not ready for Christmas. I am not ready for Yule. I am not ready for New Year's. I am losing my everloving mind. WYFP is our community's Saturday evening gathering to ...
|A shot across Rick Scott's bow
Many of us who are current or former Florida residents have been aghast at the actions of Rick Scott and his wrecking crew. I can't -- and won't -- speak for my compatriot Florida "ex-pats", but ...
|Kos Katalogue member: Peregrine Spirit Heartworks
My cottage business is a fiber and needle arts studio. I love fiber -- cloth, yarn, raw fiber, roving, decorative stitching, the whole nine yards (literally). I love clothes that suit the wearer's ...
|A mandala for our Nurse Kelley
As everyone knows, our own Nurse Kelley (KelleyRN2) has had an awful year health-wise. First there were the breathing problems this summer. The doctors never figured out that one. Now she is ...
|WYFP: An Embarrassment of (Creative) Riches
A few weeks ago, my UU fellowship started a women's spirituality workshop focusing on the intersection of spirituality and creativity. We've been using Julia Cameron's book The Artist's ...
|#OWS: Occupy Baltimore Given Deadline to Disperse
Occupy Baltimore needs a show of solidarity, and they need it now! I've been trying to follow the news on Occupy Baltimore via Facebook. After a hectic weekend when I barely got ...
|Occupy DC/October 2011/99% Movement: Saturday evening field report
I spent some time this evening with the demonstrators at Freedom Plaza. Please note that this is actually the October 2011 demonstration, but their goals and ideals are compatible with the ...
|Occupy Together Everywhere
Occupy DC yesterday was a hoot. I had a great time. I wish I was 20 years younger, because I really wanted to stay overnight. But my spine just cannot handle sleeping on the ground any more. ...
|WYFP: The Depression Quilt 2.0 Edition
Sometime last winter, as I realized I was slipping into the black, I went fabric shopping. I had a gift card to a national fabric chain, I had the redecorating jones, I needed cheering up, and I ...
|Maryland Kos: June 2011 Unemployment Map
First off, you want to go here. Then we'll have something to talk about below.
|An open letter to my US Senator
The New York Times has an editorial today that everyone should read. In that editorial is a link to proposed ...
|WYFP: Life. Oy.
It's been a wild, weird month. I'm going to make this short and sweet, because we're late getting this up. And yes, I really missed you guys!!!! WYFP is our community's Saturday ...
|WYFP Midweek Open Thread
I just finished my sub assignment for the week. It was a good week in many ways. I just wish I could get [ahem!] compassion-challenged members of conservative parties to come listen and watch for ...
|WYFP Midweek Open Thread
Where the hell is spring? I swear, there's been three days of cold and crappy for every single warm sunny day this season. How the hell am I supposed to get any gardening done in this weather?
|WYFP: “Check out of that room full of sorrow”: a journey through major depression
The line comes from a Moody Blues song on their album The Keys to the Kingdom . And man, does it fit my life. WYFP is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about ...
|WYFP Midweek Open Thread
Given the levels of general angst that have been floating around lately, it seemed to me that having an open thread would not be amiss for our community. So here it is: WYFP Midweek ...
|WYFP?: "One Ping Only" Edition
Schedules are a dicey thing sometimes. Most weeks they work, but once in a while, they don't. That's okay. It's why I have this job. WYFP is our community's Saturday evening ...
|WYFP? Testing, testing (the group), a.k.a. the dry run
Don't get excited, guys. I'm not jumping the gun. This is a test -- a dry run, if you will. Of course, it's not WYFP?, even in dry run, without our boilerplate: WYFP is our community'...
|WYFP: Political Violence Edition
There's not much more to the shooting of Rep. Giffords I can add. But between this and the semi-explosive mailings here in Maryland, I suspect I am not alone in being very deeply saddened and ...
|WYFP: Conscience and Conviction edition
This has been a hell of a year. And I don't mean that in a good way. It's been the culmination of four years of stress, grief, anger and pain. A silver lining exists, though, and ...
|WYFP: It's PUMPKINMANIA!!!!!
I have created a monster. Her name is Violet, and and she is a pumpkin-thievin' dog. You think I am kidding???? I have photographic proof!!! WYFP is our community's Saturday evening ...
|Thank you for my quilt, everybody!
The good doctors sent me home Friday afternoon, since I was able to totter down the hall and keep liquids down. I guess their rationale was that if I wasn't puking or in uncontrollable pain, it ...
|What They Endured For Their Daughters: Women's Suffrage, 90 Years' On
Girlfriends, can we talk? Oh, yeah -- you men can listen in if you like. But right now, I really want to talk to those women who are wondering why voting might not matter very much this year. ...
|Draft Stephen Colbert! Restore Truthiness!
In addition to the 10/2/2010 march, there is now a movement afoot to draft Colbert into holding a Restore Truthiness rally on the Mall in Washington, DC. This is going to be short and sweet, and ...
|WYFP: Same Ol', Same Ol' Edition
There's something worse than being out of work and having a pile of household projects to keep you occupied. It's being out of work because of an injury, having a simply humongous list of household ...
|WYFP: Changing of the Guard Edition
For several years now, musings85 has been the coordinator for the Saturday night bitch-a-thon we all know and love as WYFP. He's done a fabulous job, lining up hosts weeks, even a few months, in ...
|WYFP: Waiting for surgery edition (mini update)
This is actually akin to waiting for Godot. Unlike the two poor souls in Becket's play, though, I actually know when my wait is over. S-day is September 23. I'm going to go ahead and post, and ...
|MD-1 House Race: Tea Party talking points on the Shore
The Lower Shore's local news website, Delmarvanow.com , has this story up today. ...
|Cut your hair, save the Gulf
Hyperbole? No. Hair absorbs oil. Women of a certain age will know this, if they think about it for a minute. Remember hot oil treatments? Remember how fast your sun-damaged hair soaked up that ...
|Another bank goes bust. This time, it's personal.
Crossposted at Docudharma On a few occasions in recent years, I've written about my mother's death, the horrific relationship I had with my brother, and commented in various diaries about ...
|WYFP: Silence is the terms for peace
Many of you who frequent WYFP know about the long and bitter family warfare that I found myself in the middle of three years ago, shortly after my mother died. The fault lines fell thus: we two ...
|WYFP: Shifting Paradigms Edition
Over the last couple of years, I've noticed a slow but inexorable shift in the overall American mentality. At the risk of oversimplification, the sense that something is inherently wrong with the ...
|WYFP: Puppy Training Edition
Well, for once I get to host this with an FP that is really a source of joy: I'm a new puppy mommy! My FP tonight is crate training and house training. That's the fly in this bowl of cherries. ...
|WYFP: Missing Vaginas Edition
Okay, I'm coming out: I was born without a vagina. No uterus either. No Fallopian tubes. I do have a dandy pair of ovaries. But... thirty-four years after diagnosis and thirty-three years ...
|WYFP: Summertime Whine Edition
For the first time in a few years, this summer has been a quiet season, filled with the unassuming work of making a house and a yard into a home and a garden, my personal oasis. It feels peaceful, ...
For eight long years I struggled with a sense of creeping horror that I had somehow slipped into some phantasmagorical mirror-image of my country. I wondered if I really was real honest-to-god ...
|WYFP? The Nightmare Edition
What's Your F@*king Problem (WYFP) is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, empathize with one another, and share advice, pootie pictures, favorite adult ...
|FSF/FSM's Atkinson: Bush as Prez for Life? Is he nuts????
Well, here we have it: proof positive that at least one wingnut wants President Bush to remain in office indefinitely beyond the expiration of his term in January 2009. Markos, I love ya, and I ...
|Another Iraqi governor assassinated
This story just caught my eye on the NY Times website, full story here. A quick link update:
|Another piece of the puzzle in the NY Times
Yesterday I posted a diary that unnerved those who read it, and scared me even as I was putting it together. You can read it here. ...
|UPDATED: Whither the US? The economy and impeachment.
Most of us have been worrying about the state of this country for some time, and not just politically. Impeachment is only part of it. Endless diaries and other blogs comment upon the economic ...
|Red Cross Alerts Military Families of New Scam
This is really cruel: The American Red Cross has learned about a new scam targeting military families. This scam takes the form of false information to military families....
|What we all need: a moment of levity
Let's face it: the news the last several weeks has been grim and grimmer. We're continually body-slammed with one scandal after heartbreak after outrage on what seems a daily basis, and there is ...
|A requiem for my mother
After a long, hard struggle and decline, my mother died early this morning. I've been awake for nearly four hours now, trying to sort out how I feel and what I want to say. Ours was a difficult ...
|Action Project Planning for Restoring Our Constitution series, vol. 1
This is a special purpose diary for those interested in the plans to distribute this series, Restoring Our Constitution , to ...
|ACTION: Help deliver "Restoring Our Constitution" series to Congress
As those who've read the series know, I'm one of the authors in the historical essays section. After two of these, I feel some sense of, well, not ownership, but of responsibility for the series. ...
|ACTION diary: stop war with Iran BEFORE it starts
I've been getting updates in my email from CODEPINK for a long time. They show up at least once a week, often once a day. Most of the time, there's a petition, or a fund-raising drive to send a ...
|Restoring Our Constitution: The Stuart Crisis of Court vs. Country – a historical reflection
During my years in graduate school, I had the great good fortune to take a historiography class and a research class under a serious Stuart-era historian. His focus for the research course was the ...
|Restoring Our Constitution: Common law, Magna Carta, and the Great Writ: a historical essay
Disclaimer: I am not a legal scholar. Nor am I a medievalist. But I took enough courses on medieval history while working on my secondary field, early modern Europe, that I've got some idea of ...
|Announcing the winner of the Molly Ivins Memorial Chicken Award!
Before I announce the winner, a few introductory remarks are in order. I must say the margin between the winner and the nearest runner-up was absolutely colossal, an overwhelming landslide. Most of ...
|Vote today for the recipient of the Molly Ivins Memorial Chicken!
Thanks to the good folk who found my last diary and gave me their favorites to add to the ones I slated in this race, I have a modest roster of candidates for the Molly Ivins Memorial Chicken Award:
|Announcing the Molly Ivins Memorial Chicken Award
Pssst: shameless plug to all of Molly’s fans here – please, please rec this up so it stays current for an entire day. This won’t work otherwise. Things have ...
|Pakistan 2007: shades of 1970s Chile?
A lot of us remember the Pinochet regime and its nasty practice of "disappearing" critics of that government. I think a similar situation has begun to emerge in Pakistan, so far on a much smaller ...
|NYT: Bush Authorized Iranian Arrests
Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice confirmed Friday that President GW Bush authorized the arrest of the Iranians from their consulate in Irbil, linking it to an order issued several months ago to ...
|"Road to Guantanamo": a critique of the Winterbottom and Whitecross film||Noor B||06/04/2006||2||4||-||2|
|Over 1,000 desertions from the British army||Noor B||05/28/2006||9||16||-||4|
|The most desired immigrants: NURSES||Noor B||05/24/2006||21||6||-||9|
|What we have wrought in Iraq||Noor B||05/19/2006||7||7||-||2|
|Want to sue AT&T et al? Hang on to that retainer fee....||Noor B||05/13/2006||6||11||-||8|
|So much for the UK's new Foreign Secretary||Noor B||05/09/2006||2||8||2||3|
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