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To Continue My Male/Mate Bashing... Apr. 16th, 2007 @ 04:28 pm

what is it with guys and navel fuzz...an existential question I know.  Yes we all have it, but why do I think it's a personal hygiene issue best relegated to the shower than the family room while viewing tv?

Just another random thought.

Men Are NOT from Mars! Apr. 15th, 2007 @ 09:31 am

They are in actuality a very primitive subspecies of primate, more akin to  lemurs and tarsiers!

While watching the comedy "Defending the Caveman"  is humorous, living with one is not!

How many times can one hear "I heard you, I just wasn't listening"...or the enlightening look of your significant other "mind melding" with the tv, or lastly, for NOW, the answer to a questioned behavior as "Because I'm STUPID,  that's why!"

Not one ounce of creativity.  No adaptability.  Next time, watch them come out at night, since they seem nocturnal, and answer your question, wide eyed with "WHAT?"

And this does not occur during anything important.  

To be continued ;-)

A Friend In Need... Apr. 8th, 2007 @ 01:26 pm

is a friend indeed. Friendship is an oft neglected essential part of our lives.  I've had discussions on the role of family versus friends many times.

One does not replace the other, and both are essential.  A "true" friend often is more family, than family is.  After-all, you chose that person to befriend, just as they chose you.

Without someone who knows you, your history, your family, life is a much poorer and difficult journey.

My pontification of the day...

Happy... Apr. 1st, 2007 @ 05:24 pm

April Fool's Day! 

You Are Not Your Disease... Mar. 31st, 2007 @ 06:33 pm

or are you?  Elizabeth Edwards choice to not let her cancer define her life is both heroic and perhaps naive, from my perspective.

In writing of her battle less than a year ago she stated:

"I don't want to misrepresent this," she wrote, according to the News & Observer. "My reaction was to get ready for battle, but I wasn't always strong. I wasn't even strong all that first day. I had times along this path when I wanted to say I've had enough, I can't keep dealing with the latest side effect, the latest setback, the latest scare. I'd be in great pain or just not be able to do things I'd always done, and I'd say I know I have to kill this dragon, but the killing it is killing me."

Was she really symptom free and cancer free as she stated, or feeling so much less miserable that she thought herself fine? So, yes you can carry on as before, until physical reality catches up to you.

As someone who has frequently visited the "River Denial" for long periods of time, and has vociferously protested that "I AM NOT MY ILLNESS!", let me tell you, it ain't so.

You can fight the good fight, think positive thoughts until you win the lottery, hope, pray, and carry on, in both senses of the term, but eventually, reality catches up, one way or the other.

How it finds you, and the prices you pay for your journey will vary...depending on the length of your journey.  I'm fortunate...mine has been 20 years...but new payment has now come due.

It's Women's History Month! Mar. 1st, 2007 @ 10:03 am

And our President can't name any modern women to proclaim!

For a more comprehensive list  look, check this and the Women's History Blog.

The Secret to Oprah Winfrey... Feb. 17th, 2007 @ 03:13 pm

is entertainment and making money disguised as education.  This latest phenomenon is another way of victimizing ourselves.  So, bad things happen for good reasons.  We are the authors of our destiny.  Heard this new age psycho-babble before?  Of course you have.  And the problem is there is just enough truth to scramble your critical thinking, especially if you're feeling particularly vulnerable.  Yes I believe in self fulfilling prophesy, BUT we ALL, if we're honest with ourselves, have self doubts and self esteem issues.  Even the great Aha Oprah!

Sick...well it's your negativity, not your genes, environment or anything else that just might possibly be beyond your control.  So celebrate the hand you were dealt.  Feel grateful for the difficulty in your life.  Make a poster that shows you on Oprah's couch and the life you desire will be yours!

'The Secret' Aims to Please quotes:

"'The Secret' promises this heaven-on-earth-in-one-fell-swoop by simply desiring something, by simply wanting it," said Robert Thompson, professor of popular culture at Syracuse University. "It's amazing how we really are a nation of, at best, great optimists, at worst, real suckers."

And 'The Secret' - Spiritual Cinema? by Julian Walker really takes on the money grubbing...er money making machine of ex-drug dealer and twice bankrupt teachers. 

So those that can do, and those that can't, teach...sound familiar?



And Hummingbird Thinks... Feb. 11th, 2007 @ 12:19 pm

her family can't navigate!  Take a look at The 420 mile Gaffe

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Feb. 8th, 2007 @ 01:43 pm

Happy... Feb. 2nd, 2007 @ 01:30 pm
Candelmas/Groundhog Day!
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