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Great Balls of Fire

Thursday 25 May 2017 - Filed under now that's funny

It’s a scorcher here in Edinburgh…72F and 60% humidity.

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I {heart} My Maltese

Saturday 6 May 2017 - Filed under Uncategorized

C and I are off for a week to Malta. We booked a lovely little flat near the coast in Sliema. Mostly we are looking forward to some sun and quiet time (average temp looks to be 75) on the beach.

But the primary purpose of the trip is to register our marriage with the government so that next year I can start to apply for Maltese citizenship.

On a totally separate note; we recently calculated that if the first set of kittens we got together had been children, they would be 26 years old by now.

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True Then, True Today

Monday 6 March 2017 - Filed under Politics

The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street (1960)

Narrator: [Closing Narration] The tools of conquest do not necessarily come with bombs and explosions and fallout. There are weapons that are simply thoughts, attitudes, prejudices to be found only in the minds of men. For the record, prejudices can kill, and suspicion can destroy, and a thoughtless frightened search for a scapegoat has a fallout all of its own for the children, and the children yet unborn. And the pity of it is that these things cannot be confined to the Twilight Zone.

Republicans. Is your firm believe in lower taxes, less regulation and smaller government worth the price in innocent lives, bigotry, nationalism, racism and hatred that the Republican party now stands for? Will the media groups that spread this bile ever be held accountable? When will the GOP centrists stand up and speak reason/demand action from this radical group that now controls our government?

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True

Monday 13 February 2017 - Filed under That's Living

gees. crazy. time is a crazy bitch.
it deserves more respect than most people give it

(from a chat with a friend)

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Get Educated

Monday 30 January 2017 - Filed under Politics

In the coming months and years, we as a democratic citizenry will need to develop the skills necessary for avoiding and diagnosing such failures of discourse. We need to reacquaint ourselves with concepts like reason, evidence, justification, argument, and objection. We need also to cultivate skills of reading and listening closely, not with suspicion, but with a critical eye and ear. And these skills enable creative and clear thinking, too.

– Via 3 Quarks Daily

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Get Up, Stand Up

Wednesday 25 January 2017 - Filed under Hero

 

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Future Hope

Tuesday 17 January 2017 - Filed under Hero + Politics

Today I feel hope. In the past few weeks and days I’ve heard from friends I made in my teens, my twenties, my thirties and my forties many of whom are taking action in light of the current political climate. Friends who are marching in Portland, Austin, Denton, Oakland, Dallas, Edinburgh and London and family who are marching in DC. Folks who are donating money or time to charities, legal organisations, political parties and journalistic outfits. I’ve gotten messages of solidarity from clients around the world in various industries. There is a movement afoot (pun intended) and it gives me hope. Which is a much needed “commodity” in these times.

Additional inspiration:

The women achieved their goal of showing Iceland their value by essentially shutting down the country for a day.”

 

 

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Confession

Monday 16 January 2017 - Filed under Curiosities

[No. 1 in an ongoing series.]

I still can’t spell “rhythm” without help.

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Text Message Haiku

Sunday 15 January 2017 - Filed under Creations

wanted you to know
one chopstick fell behind sink
it was a brown one

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It Begins Today

Friday 13 January 2017 - Filed under Soul

Today was the first day when I could tell the light is beginning to return. More light in the morning, more light in the evening. The change is afoot. It is cold and snowy and certainly still the winter, but, ah, the light is coming back and everything will be just fine.

I love living with real seasons and real changes.

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