- Mesa, Arizona, United States
- July 07
- Moor Dweller Ventures/mumbling media
- Thanks to TV and for the convenience of TV, you can only be one of two kinds of human beings, either a liberal or a conservative.
- Kurt Vonnegut
Since nobody reads anything that I write, I don't suppose this matters. I write for myself, for my sanity, because I love it.
MY RECENT POSTS
- An Odd Facebook Discovery
November 26, 2011 05:23AM
- Why Qadhafi was to Blame For
Sniper on my School Roof
October 20, 2011 03:33PM
- Why we need Universal Health
February 26, 2011 07:31PM
- There Would Be No Middle Class
February 24, 2011 07:18AM
- My Wishy Washy Attempts at
February 21, 2011 06:06AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “I find it hard to
believe somebody hasn't heard
November 26, 2011 05:51AM
- “I have to wonder how
many of the inconsistencies
that you found
November 04, 2011 08:54PM
- “Jon Harris, with PlanB
there is no beating heart. The
never gets a chance
October 24, 2011 08:41PM
- “I love your writing, but
take offense at your statement
troubled kids who
October 21, 2011 11:56PM
- “The thing about
politicians is that once they
away at one
July 12, 2011 12:58AM
- MY LINKS
I tried writing this a few months ago, only for it to be somehow lost in cyberspace. After the time spent writing it only to have it disappear, I gave up and really haven't posted anything on here in a while. Today, though, I was looking through old Google Reader stuff… Read full post »
The United States is the only industrialized nation without a national health system. The right to health care is international law and is guaranteed in the constitutions of many nations-but not the United States. Recently, America has been viewed as barbaric by other nations for its lack of guarante… Read full post »
There has been a lot of debate about the role of labor unions in our "modern" economy. Many business leaders claim that labor unions have out lived their usefulness and are unnecessary to today's economy. These corporate commanders fail to realize that without labor unions, most of their custom… Read full post »
I’m having some crises of faith or a drifting into faith. I’m not sure right now. Ellie has been wanting to attend church for a while. I have wanted to humor her, then Saturday I genuinely wanted to attend church. But what church? (Insert Joseph Smith reference here, I guess) I’ve… Read full post »
These are a few of the books I have read since November that I enjoyed. I may have left out additional books within series, but this list is fairly complete.
I do recommend each and every one of these books.
- The Year … Read full post »
It's been a while since I've been on here. I lost my internet service back in August and my internet time has been limited ever since. I have been reading and writing in the time since then and will try to catch up. Not that anyone really reads my stuff or… Read full post »
In no particular order:
Charlotte Sometimes by Penelope Farmer
Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
The Prydain Cycle by Lloyd Alexander
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
The Lord of the Rings by J. R.
… Read full post »
I painted this mediocre picture of a fairy. It isn't very good and for some reason I was going through a phase where I really liked fairies(sad, because I was 30 at the time.
I like to paint, even though I'm not very good at it. It's relaxing and the… Read full post »
I read an article about a waitress who was fired after complaining about a low tip on her Facebook page. I'm sorry, but I have no sympathy. Despite all of the tipping etiquette out there, I still believe that a tip is earned and not a right.
I know that most restaurants… Read full post »
It may seem a bit counterintuitive for a telemarketer to be writing an article on how to avoid telemarketers, but really it isn’t. The last thing I want is to call someone who absolutely does not do business over the telephone. It wastes my time and yours. I may not
In eighth grade I won second place in the Farm Bureau's America and Me essay contest for my school. Third place was one of my friends, Michelle. After receiving our certificates and ribbons on stage at graduation, she and I vowed not to tell anyone that there were only three entries… Read full post »
I've gotten a few welcome messages lately that have taken me aback. I'm not new. I've been posting for more than a year and a half. My writing for the most part goes unread, though.
I'm not complaining. I write when I can and have stopped caring whether anyone reads. What… Read full post »
Almost 5 million links about this subject, and the stories that follow that search are heartbreaking. As a single mom, these stories both terrify me and break my heart. I know that they are the exception and not the rule, but in my mind the risks are far too great. … Read full post »
I have a confession to make: I used to be conservative. I felt being gay was wrong and disgusting. I thought everyone on welfare was there because they were lazy. I thought abortions should be banned for everyone. Then I grew a heart.
I had always been an advocate for sticking… Read full post »
The Humane Society of the Unites States announced on Wednesday, February 3 that they are launching a new line of dog food. The Hsus touts that the dog food will be cruelty free, all-natural, and certified organic. The animal rights organization also states that the food will be free of animal… Read full post »
I have friends who live in other countries. Whenever we talk, either online or over the phone, we get into the politics of our respective countries and comparisons. For eight years I was forced to defend my country's honor by pointing out that not all Americans were like Bush.
When Obama… Read full post »
As I have mentioned on a few previous occasions, I am fat. I don't remember when I stopped caring about it, but I did at some point. When I read stories about the obesity problem in this country, I shrug. I definitely eat healthier than some, but not as healthy as… Read full post »
I slept for a few moments
Now he's gone
My fragile brother lost in both the clouds of his mind
and the streets of Mesa
I shouldn't have slept
I knew something bad would happen
Almost typed bed- now that's a freudian slip
I don't have the talent of words right… Read full post »
Should I try to steal a few hours slumber,
Embrace the peace of sleep?
In my stolen dreaming will he slip away into the darkness?
Will he hurt himself?
Too scared of the consequences to close my eyes
Mentally stretched to my… Read full post »
My brother is 20 years old. He is the youngest of four and the only boy(I'm the oldest). We left his abusive father, my stepfather, when he was only 4 and moved from Virginia to Michigan. My mother remarried a few years later to a man who wasn't always the nicest to… Read full post »
Sunshine soaked summer days inspired trips into the woods and fields near my home in Rhode Island. We called it exploring, and actually made some really neat discoveries.
I found a family cemetary that dated back to colonial times. The trees, bushes and weeds had been encroaching on the… Read full post »
A few months ago, I , like many other Americans downloaded the KFC coupon offering a free Kentucky Grilled Chicken combo. When I took my children to redeem the coupons, we were told that due to overwhelming demand, they were not accepting their own coupons. So without quibbling, I filled out… Read full post »
High school was a
miserable time for me. I hated going to school. I was sometimes
able to hide until everyone was gone and then spend the day with
the house to myself. It worked because I usually arrived home
before everyone else anyway.
It wasn't that I didn't like learning, quite… Read full post »