Monthly Archives: May 2014

Memorial Day, 1976

I dearly hope that the Zinn Project is okay with me lifting this post and using it here. Howard Zinn was an amazing man, period. ____________________________________________ Whom Will We Honor Memorial Day? Article. By Howard Zinn. 1976. Essay urging readers … Continue reading

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Chronic Pain

I am NOT a doctor.  This is purely my own living wisdom for me. I live with chronic pain.  In the last few weeks I am hearing more from some friends about their lives with chronic pain, and frankly, I … Continue reading

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Our Old Man

He’s my favorite guy, I’m sorry, but yes, both of us have our special relationships with each of the cats and he is my boy.  As he is getting older, he has become Demando-cat.  He comes to my side when … Continue reading

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A-to-Z Challenge Reflection

It took me a while to want to write this. I learned a lot from the A-to-Z Challenge — and probably won’t do it again. I don’t want to set out to write short blurbs just to collect followers and … Continue reading

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Woodie Guthrie, 1940, Relevant Today

Relevant today as when it was written, today’s gift from Terrance Egan! Jesus Christ was a man that traveled through the land Hard-working man and brave. He said to the rich, “Give your goods to the poor,” So they laid … Continue reading

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Clear Cut

On a drive back from the coast on Highway 26, the Sunset highway, Mitchell and Iwere devastated by the destruction of just two years of intense clear-cutting.  To understand how bad it is, you need to see it.  It looks … Continue reading

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Share Your Shelves: Bookaholics Anonymous

Jilanne Hoffman and possibly others decided to “Share their Shelves” to show what we read and also about book collecting, which I think is much better than book hoarding, unless you are a person who has so many books you … Continue reading

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