In My Opinion: Leslie Harpole's Blog
MY RECENT POSTS
- Warring Factions
July 29, 2011 02:52PM
- Why can't you just f@#%ing
January 15, 2011 05:56PM
- Tell Me a Story
September 06, 2010 07:02PM
- New Old House Make-Over:
Episode Three is Outside again
August 06, 2010 02:40PM
- The Adverse Effects of Being
July 22, 2010 12:33PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “I agree, Howard. No one
could write this! Its
appalling. I heard
July 30, 2011 12:53AM
- “vigoda - interesting.
And not very nice. But I think
January 16, 2011 07:16PM
- “Too right. I myself know
that it's a challenge to act
those things we know
January 15, 2011 07:37PM
- “I know that its in their
DNA to want to solve the
can't believe how
January 15, 2011 07:17PM
- “No comments. No
September 12, 2010 02:21PM
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Its July the 29th and time seems to be running out.
On August 2nd our country could see an event it hasn't witnessed before: America in default.
Keeping up with the proceedings of the debt debate and who has the better plan has been an exhausting enterprise. Listening to the bitter… Read full post »
I don't get it.
It's really not hard. It's not something I've had to work at. Maybe that's the key. Some people have the natural ability and some don't. And then I can't get past the part where you have to actually care about what someone thinks and is saying… Read full post »
I wrote this about two years after moving to New York from Minnesota. I had saved it on my old computer but just found it today on my email attachments. I think this might be one of the best things I have written so far...
“Write something… Read full post »
Follow the chronicle of a designer's design adventure
When last you left me I was clearing out the spot next to the neighbor’s garage. It’s been a major struggle and because the planting is so old, I’m still digging through rubble and stones and old weed-plastic. The roots of… Read full post »
There have been many times in my life when I wished I didn't have to work so I could call my day my own. Do anything I wanted. Call the shots and set my own agenda. Usually the desire for freedom is in direct proportion to the quality of the job;… Read full post »
My ego has taken a blow recently. And in a particularly sensitive spot: my writing skills. I should be ashamed to say that I believe myself to be a good writer, with a better than average vocabulary and a high standard for grammar. But I also thought I was creative and… Read full post »
Follow the chronicle of a designer's design adventure
It's been a while since I reported on my progress. Rest assured I have been working on the house, however life has a way of interrupting your best-laid plans.
In the last few days I have been gathering the necessary gardening tools… Read full post »
For soccer or ''football'' fans across the world, the World Cup means more than a six-week gluttony of games. More than any US sport can imagine, much less generate, the World Cup creates frenzy on a global level. Rivalries that have stayed alive as long as foot… Read full post »
BREAKING: New Gulf Coast Drilling Approved While BP Oil Spill Continues To Grow
This just came from CARE2.com. I'm not sure what to thin… Read full post »
In the last several years, and this year it seems especially, we have seen news stories of supposedly ordinary people suddenly snapping out of their norm and causing devastating chaos and terror. The latest story occured just yesterday, Wednesday. A British taxi driver, known to his friends and … Read full post »
I think I figured out the Secret. The Secret of what Open Salon is about. Or more acurately, what they want to be about. They want to be the same. And it seems they want us to be the same too. They want to be The Huffington Post and CNN or… Read full post »
I had been waiting patiently for the finale to my favorite show and when it finally came this Tuesday I had my drink, my snack and my Kleenex box at hand.
The show was everything (almost) that I t… Read full post »
Remodeling and renovation projects can be slow and frustrating. You can only do so much at a time. It’s good to take breaks from the main project and work on something that can be finished and bring a sense of reward. Completing a task can have an energizing affect, the boost… Read full post »
Below are some photos taken by the Associated Press and Reuters from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The dragonfly left me speechless...
Bottlenose Dolphins swimming through oily waters.… Read full post »
That really is all he has going for him, he's got a lot of curly hair. It must be what the voters found so appealing in Kentucky. I wonder what kind of speeches Rand Paul gave to have won the primary, because he does a sucky interview.
How many ways… Read full post »
Follow the chronicle of a designer's design adventure.
Any designer will tell you that the hardest project is their own house. In most situations, it’s easier to see clearly from a physical and emotional distance. Designing a space for a client comes with limits and parameters; thei… Read full post »
New World Homes, in partnership with Country Living Magazine as part of its Home Green Home display, will build a model of their country-style cottage, The Hudson, in front of the Winter Garden in the World F… Read full post »
I originally posted this on Wednesday the 12th and since then have seen quite a lot of response to this article and responses to the responses. Boycotts have been called for until Newsweek prints an apology for what many are calling an extremely offensive article, singling out gay actors who ar… Read full post »
I don’t read Newsweek anymore. The printed or the online version. I hadn’t read the ‘article’. The other day while I was fishing through my feeds, I saw the blurb about Kristen Chenoweth and an open letter she wrote to a writer for Newsweek online. She was slamming an article… Read full post »
I had a lovely article written about one of my favorite singers and I lost it because of the internet. Lena Horne was a singer, dancer, an actress and a very outspoken civil rights activist. Frustrated throughout her career by roles that played up to her 'light-skinned black "… Read full post »
Anyone with any interest in the environment is watching in sick horror the mess in the Gulf of Mexico. The devastation this is causing and will continue to cause is almost incalculable. The toll this has taken on peoples’ lives and livelihoods, on the economy and the environ… Read full post »
Today in a California Target store, a woman identified as 35-year-old Layla Trawick ran through the busy store randomly slashing customers. Using two blades, a butcher's knife and a carving knife, according to Read full post »'s Sgt. Josh Mankini, the woman from Antioch stabbed and wounded…
Imagine my consternation when I am happily reading an article from the Associated Press (who usually writes sensible articles) about President Obama's commencement speech schedule and his speech in particular at the University of Michigan, when the writer makes a reference to Sarah Palin being 45 mil… Read full post »
The Huffington Post just posted an article by Sam Stein about the latest GOP stunt. In their tireless effort to keep coming up with yet another desperate attempt to draw the American people back from the jaws of sanity (that ugly monster called Reality), they have thrown my disgust into overdrive./… Read full post »
I work at the Albany Pine Bush Preserve’s Discovery Center. This beautiful, amazing center is an interactive playground for multi-aged children (yes, that includes the grown-up children!) to learn about the Preserve, one of the last existing inland Pine Barrens in the… Read full post »