Monthly Archives: May 2012

Starfish Story

This is one of my favorite stories — when I get overwhelmed with the state of the world and what I can do, I think of this story. There was a huge storm along the coast in an ecologically sensitive … Continue reading

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Musings on Memorial Day

My dad was in the ROTC; when he tried to enlist during World War II they turned him down, because they needed him working to keep the phone lines in good repair to a special military installation.  I am proud … Continue reading

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More to Life

“There is more to life than increasing its speed.”  —  Gandhi Back in the 70s I got a tacky little poster which said that.  The poster is long gone, but that’s okay, because the quote is part of my life.  I … Continue reading

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Wholehearted Shawl in progress

Yes, I am still working on the Wholehearted Shawl.   🙂   I’ve had to tink a few rows, but that was because Mango Mojitos, cats, or being REALLY sleepy distracted me.  It is a very easy pattern, and fun to knit.    … Continue reading

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Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and legal advisors convicted of War Crimes

On May 11th, a five panel tribunal delivered a unanimous verdict convicting George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, and legal advisors Alberto Gonzales, David Addington, William Haynes, Jay Bybee, and John Yoo of War Crimes.  The week-long trial in Malaysia … Continue reading

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Musings on being other than “nice”

As much as I enjoy being alone, I am also good at being around people.  I’m not particularly romantic, and I’m not the one who remembers to bring cookies or ask people to dinner.   But I can talk with almost anyone, … Continue reading

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Common thread in two trainings

I am a life-long student.  I love hearing, reading, seeing new things, new bits of information.  Last week I went to a two-day ASIST training (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training).  The people at LivingWorks took the essential things I learned about suicide interventions … Continue reading

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