Monthly Archives: August 2011

Why doesn’t everyone get a miracle?

A little boy, only 12 , survived despite being drug underwater by a strong ocean current for more than 25 minutes.  It is always good news when a 12 year does not die. It is even better news that the … Continue reading

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How about some good news on Solar Power?

This just cheers me up something fierce, people. A 13 year old boy figured out how to make solar panels more efficient. His name is Aidan Dwyer, and he’s a smarty-pants with a keen eye. He noticed that the leaves … Continue reading

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Warren Buffet is magnificent.

By now, everyone is probably aware that Warren Buffett wrote an op-ed piece for the New York times wherein he begged politicians to stop coddling the mega-rich (like-himself) and freaking tax them at least as much as they do the … Continue reading

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Stitch started preschool again, and I was okay with it.

Stitch is going to a Montessori School “all-day” this year. That way her schedule matches up with her sister’s a little more, and it will help ease her in to all-day kindergarten next year. She went 1/2 day to the … Continue reading

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Lilo’s first day of school went well

Thank you all so much for the kind words yesterday. I needed them! I also truly appreciate all the advice you can give me on how to keep gifted kids from drifting. I, being a hover-mother, had to record Lilo … Continue reading

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Lilo is starts 1st grade today.

My baby, my first born, my precious – today is her first day of school. She is determined to ride the bus. Mommy is more than happy to take her every day, but no. She is independent and bold and … Continue reading

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The “ideal” body

Supermodels  are often seen as the “ideal” body. They are mostly white, and all very thin  … sometimes terrifyingly thin.   Millions of women wish they looked “like a model”. They are told anything but “thin” (not normal, or slightly … Continue reading

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Today’s involuntary guest post is brought to you by The Onion.

Onion: Al-Qaeda Would Reduce U.S. Infrastructure to Rubble But It’s Too Late by Tanya Snyder on July 28, 2011 You can always count on The Onion to call attention to the sorry state we’re in. Today’s story: “Al-Qaeda Claims U.S. … Continue reading

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Fox News attacks Sponge Bob SquarePants because he isn’t as dumb as they are

So, Faux Fox News is all bent out of shape because the cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants because it tells the truth about climate change. Of course, what Steve Doocy and Gretchen Carlson are saying out loud is that man-made climate change … Continue reading

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Racism is the far-right fall-back.

(Let me state, up front, that not every member of the GOP is a racist and it would be disingenuous to say that they were. However, the far-right is just chockablock with bigoted asshats. It is the far-right of which … Continue reading

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