MY RECENT POSTS
- The GOP Jobs Program
January 06, 2012 10:58AM
- Another Battle in the War on
February 26, 2011 01:49PM
- My Strange Vocation
October 20, 2010 01:01PM
- Imagine Lennon's Life
October 08, 2010 06:49PM
- Red, White & Blues in Bayonne!
September 16, 2010 01:41PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “It won't take long, Mrs.
R! And once they push women
January 06, 2012 11:34PM
- “Perhaps the proper
course would be to encourage
to love girls? I
July 03, 2011 11:10AM
- “Thanks for posting this.
I'm a rather old lady who's
June 14, 2011 11:15AM
- “It has to stop. I
propose a new litmus test for
candidates for any
June 10, 2011 08:04PM
- “I saw my Egyptian gas
station attendant today. He
should pray for
April 30, 2011 05:21PM
Okay, I'm going to say it in public. The Republican attack on women's health care is really a jobs program. If they can return us to the bad old days when women had no control over our fertility, they can roll back the Equal Opportunity laws. They… Read full post »
The Governor of NJ has just decided to close my Primary Care provider, along with 57 others like it. Just like that, thousands of women who rely on this facility for everything from cancer treatm… Read full post »
I went to a psychic party on Saturday and got "called out" by the medium in charge. "Why are you taking a reading instead of giving one?" he asked.
As a young woman, I dabbled. My family had strong beliefs in the unseen world, and I had the privilege of accompanying… Read full post »
A few months ago I was walking on Central Park West toward Strawberry Fields when a group of young men asked if I could show them "where John Lennon died." They were musicians from Finland, in town only a few days to play a festival, and spoke pretty good English, compared… Read full post »
Come on out Friday night to Bayonne for a steller evening of blues, R&B, soul, and some great food!
McFadden's Pub & Restaurant is proud to present Red, White & Blues, show starts at 10, kitchen open!
McFadden's is located a 17 E. 21st St., 2 blocks from the Light Rail. … Read full post »
Is going on here? I stay away for a couple of days and some maniac spam trolls take over? Read full post »
I'm tired of it now. Nine years later, I'm sick and tired of the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.
Nine years ago I looked out my window and saw the smoke. The TV was showing live feed of the atrocity. My friend the network news editor was on the phone in… Read full post »
I haven't been keeping up with you guys lately, because I've been working 7 days a week trying to be able to pay my bills, and it hasn't been working.
A little background: I worked in the corporate world until a few years ago when I was re-orged out of a… Read full post »
The last time I saw him he left my house roaring drunk at 4:30 a.m. to drive home. There was only one way I could have stopped him, but I didn't have any rope handy, and both of us would have gotten hurt.
He'd signed himself out of rehab and… Read full post »
Until I "aged out" of the corporate world a few years ago, my specialty was Quality Assurance for software systems. QA is a discipline that makes sure a product works as it should and doesn't break. Some of this work involves hands-on testing from the component level to the system level,… Read full post »
Okay, I'm old, but back in the day when people were paying me to edit various kinds of things, my trusty blue pencil would rip apart clumsy paragraphs and re-arrange them into gracefully-flowing verbiage.
I was relentless about idiomatic usage; those words and phrases we all use as shorthand in this… Read full post »
Dump that guy you're dating! He is a loser and will mess you up big-time! Read full post »
Last night, friends drove in from 2 states away to have a visit with The Guy and me.
We walked about 1/4 mile to a nice restaurant, where we had a lovely dinner, surrounded by the drawings of an artist who, many years ago, used the drawings to pay his… Read full post »
In the US, when a person dies, their obligations die with them. This is a recognition of the fact that the dead have ceased to live and are no longer required to pay their bills, mow their lawns, or walk their dogs. This is a legal recognition of the condition of… Read full post »
I'm a tech recruiter. My good news is: I've gotten more job requirements in the last 3 weeks than in the whole last quarter of 2009. Things are looking up! Read full post »
With each version of MS Office becoming more bloated and expensive, Googe Docs is becoming a more attractive alternative.
While my XP machine uses Word 2002 (extension .doc and backward compatible to 98), my VistaPro machine uses Word 2007 (extension .docx and compatible with nothing), so if I receiv… Read full post »
Poor kid! As endocrinologists know, young female Type I diabetics often ignore their medication requirements because they have to balance food against insulin, and that leads to weight gain.
I'm willing to bet five dollars that the COD was either "diabetic coma" (if she wasn't taking her insulin prop… Read full post »
I live with 5 Norwegian Forest Cats. The Weegie is thought to be the ancestor of the Maine Coon Cat, having come to visit North America on Viking ships.
People often describe Weegies as "dog-like," and it's true. When the doorbell rings, at least one of them will run… Read full post »
I've worked in male-dominated fields for more than 30
years. I speak fluent Boy. I like guys, and I've always
had lots of male friends.
My solution to the misogyny problem is to make fun of it. Out loud. Where everybody else can hear. In the vernacular of Boy, I "give as… Read full post »
Oh, man, that dumb guy with the explosives in his drawers will forever be known as the Underpants Bomber. Universal jeering will forever greet his name. The Powers That Be fouled-up by letting him board the plane in the first place, but a vigilant seatmate saved the day.
We all… Read full post »
My head is going to explode. I just talked to somebody who refuses to believe in science. People seem brainwashed to think that science is a matter of faith, and that not believing in facts makes them irrelevant.
"But look at it!" I said, "For the last 5 years, basements along… Read full post »
I'm sorry, it must be done. Sen Joseph Lieberman's wife it a shill for the worst of the worst - she is a lobbyist for health insurance and pharmaceutical companies. She is also the reason her husband is threatening to kill health insurance reform, and incidentally kill people.
She hides h… Read full post »
Hope nobody ever finds those pix of Tiger and me snogging in Cabo!
Yesterday, two small women of a certain age (a/k/a "little old ladies") met for supper at the local Hooligan's. Although we went to high school together, we haven't visited with each other in more than 40 years, having only recently discovered we live 2 blocks apart.
We did the "who do… Read full post »