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Oh, OS soul, are you weary of the drama and trauma that has been going on here for far too long? Is the backbiting and in-fighting just oh-so-junior high school for you? Have you considered, like far too many others, that some of the viral "friendships" are just a little too… Read full post »

JANUARY 2, 2010 5:52AM

Oscillating I

Eyes awoke this morning, full of life.

Moving, east and west, eastandwest, eastwest.

I had woken during a REM cycle and was conscious only of this movement.

Feel it, the two fingers of my left hand reach up to gently rest on my left eye.

I can feel the gentle shift,… Read full post »

DECEMBER 31, 2009 9:57PM

out with the old, in with the new

my crave for a cold, orange Fanta, has been fulfilled.

i savor its fizzy, swish of tangerine.

my mind thinks "mandarin", with supple, loose skin falling off in

my hand.

mother-me, loves light. spring will be here soon.

but for now, dark days that confuse. dark by four. sleep comes

long and… Read full post »

DECEMBER 31, 2009 2:53AM

new post, new year, almost

thought i'd write a little about what's been going on here in n. idaho. we had some snowfall today, all day, and some after-Christmas errands have kept me busy. Ina and i made some butter cookies and we had meatloaf and mashed potatoes for dinner. the kids played their games and… Read full post »

Okay, I like this kid. He hails from the midwest, though he lives in Brooklyn, New York and is presently recording with the Asthmatic Kitty label. Here is a bit from his Songs for Christmas, which is a set of five EP's, filled with traditional carols and some original ChristmasRead full post »
 Neko Case gives her haunting rendition of Deep Red Bells here. It is a song written about the so called Green River Killer of Seattle, Washington several years ago. This moved her to write and record a song which serves to remind us of those women that were mercilessly murdered andRead full post »
DECEMBER 3, 2009 9:21AM

The House That Built Me

Allen Shamblin, writer of  "The House That Built Me". 
And, Miranda Lambert, new country singer. She got first dibs on this wonderful song. What do you think? 

I know they say you can’t go home again
I just had to come back one last time
Ma’am I know
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Do I call him, will he think I'm forward, it's late after all...what to do, what to do...hang it all! I guess I will have to hang it all,'s all over the room and must dry out before tomorrow. Would you call him, would you?
>When the road gets dark
And you can no longer see
Just let my love throw a spark
And have a little faith in me

And when the tears you cry
Are all you can believe
Just give these loving arms a try, baby
And have a little faith in me

And have a little… Read full post »
You've got to admit, there has not been any good music around these days. Pretty much wimpin' out with stale rap, the dead drumbeat of moldy rock, and, what is it with these "freak folk" people anyways?!
If you have never given a listen to the revivalistic soul and funkRead full post »
Will you dance with me 
Take my hands and lead me, 
With all my faults 
In the ballroom waltz 
That we might have done 
Had we ever been young 

It'll end in tears 
But not for years 
If you dance with me 

Will you dance with me, 
Me, with two le… Read full post »
Magnetic field lines shown byiron filings. The field lines are not precisely the same as the isolated magnet; the magnetization of the filings alters the field somewhat.
Magnetic fields surround magnetic materials and electric currents an/Read full post »


As you know, Edo and I just got back from a recent trip to Yosemite. There I had a lovely cocktail  drink I would like to share with you. It was so AMAZING I had to tell myself to sip, just sip, ladies do not gulp! And, I only had… Read full post »

 Edo and I got to go on a 5 day trip to Yosemite National Park recently. We celebrated our 32nd wedding anniversary there and enjoyed every minute of it! Yosemite is a wonderful place to visit despite the many people that are also there enjoying their stay. There are people fromRead full post »

(Sweet, sweet memories you gave-a me) 
(You can't beat the memories you gave-a me) 

Take one fresh and tender kiss 
Add one stolen night of bliss 
One girl, one boy 
Some grief, some joy 
Memories are made of this 

Don't forget a small moonbe
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Around our house, when a child is sick from the "stomach flu", I dispense what is commonly known as the "B.R.A.T." diet. It is a diet of foods that help with the symptoms of this type of illness by providing some elements that tighten loose bowels and shortens the harshness of… Read full post »

 This little blog of kindness goes out to all my OS peoples but especially to the folks that like to rant and rave about all manner of things. You may not realize this, but peace loving folk such as myself actually take offense to these near-hateful blogs. I have really lowRead full post »

Editor’s Pick
OCTOBER 6, 2009 5:28AM

The Infamous Zucchini Rises Again, as a Foodie Tuesday Cake!

Zucchini is generally considered a lowly vegetable, an immature fruit of the plant, being known by botanists as the swollen ovary of the female zuke flower. There, I told you and I bet you don't ever want to eat one again! If you dare get past that little factoid, I invite… Read full post »

OCTOBER 2, 2009 9:02AM

Beware the Zhu Zhu Wock, my child!

`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves

Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:

All mimsy were the borogoves,

  And the Mom raths outgrabe.




"Beware the Zhu Zhu-wock, my child!

  The jaws that bite, the wheels that creak!

Beware the Squiggles-bird, and shun
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This is an amazingly simple and homey dinner, one that everyone will love, even the most sophisticated of the bunch.

Here goes:


3/4 lb. cooked turkey breast, cut into bite-sized pieces

1 large onion, chopped

4 medium potatoes, baked and then cut into chunks


1 1/2 teaspoons marj… Read full post »

One of my all time favs! Love the words and the blase tone of the singer.
Isn't that what old love is all about? ;) 
These folks are from Wisconsin (!) Guess it must be the cold winters
that drive a person… Read full post »

Peanut Butter & Potato Chip Cookies

There were lots of leftover potato chips from this weekend and the kids had nothing for the lunchbox, so I dug out this old recipe from long ago. I don't remember where it came from, probably the back of a chip bag. In any case,… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 19, 2009 12:59AM

That's life~a post for our President


That's life, that's what all the people say.
You're riding high in April,
Shot down in May
But I know I'm gonna change that tune,
When I'm back on top, back on top in June.
I said that's life, and as funny as it… Read full post »
SEPTEMBER 17, 2009 11:30AM

September song!

Say do you remember? 



The raindrops seemed to play a sweet refrain...


Our hearts were ringing
In the key that our souls were singing.
These precious days, I'll spend with you, my Edo. I love you! 
SEPTEMBER 17, 2009 10:14AM

Kind of Blue's call to peaceful posts

Kind of Blue has issued a call to peace. He mentioned Charles Kuralt and the CBS Sunday morning show that Charles would produce. Here is one to remember and also a bit of poetry mentioned towards the end by Henry W. Longfellow. Hope this inspires you to put out your own… Read full post »