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So I am taking a class. One. Because I can't handle or afford more than that. And I'm having a hard time with it. More below the dooblydoo.
by Mortifyd
Comment Count 13 comments on Mon May 11, 2015 at 02:55 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
Being in your 80th year does not do good things for your memory. On the other hand you don't have to remember details to be aware of what your mother meant to you and how she helped shape your life.
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 16 comments on Sun May 10, 2015 at 06:34 PM PDT with 28 Recommends
For months now, I have been more involved ...
by allenels
Comment Count 1 comments on Fri Apr 24, 2015 at 06:09 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
Sore-eyed Watchers On ground we did not choose we stand with the dusk at our backs. In mire, in hollows, on stony ridges we sing to stars obscured, ancient beams slipping down the air into streams ...
by ruleoflaw
Comment Count 17 comments on Tue Dec 30, 2014 at 02:00 PM PST with 17 Recommends
The famous quote by Martin Niemöller is more relevant after Ferguson than ever: First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 22 comments on Wed Nov 26, 2014 at 05:04 PM PST with 13 Recommends
This is an Open Thread / Coffee Hour and all topics of conversation are welcome. Today lets consider the game of Go! In the late 60s I hung out at a coffee house in Berkeley, California called ...
by linkage
Comment Count 44 comments on Mon Nov 17, 2014 at 01:01 PM PST with 28 Recommends
The March: Just found 6 pages with this title typed on now-yellowed paper in a file from my late father about joining the March in Selma March 7, 1965. Today my son joins People's Climate March in ...
by joriela
Comment Count 1 comments on Sun Sep 21, 2014 at 03:19 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
I am in a state of resigned disbelief this Labor Day, 2014. Well, no I'm not. Maybe I'm in a state of resigned disappointment. Things have been like this for a while now, so I have to ...
by Stephen Love
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon Sep 01, 2014 at 12:53 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
Merriam-Webster defines insidious as: causing harm in a way that is gradual or not easily noticed Farther down in the definition it states: of a disease : developing so gradually as to be well ...
by Kaos
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue Aug 12, 2014 at 09:24 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
Why even ask this question? After all, California is the biggest bastion of Blue, right? The Democrats have achieved what Karl Rove could not have dreamed of in his wildest fantasies: Complete ...
by Wanderer1961
Comment Count 27 comments on Sun Mar 16, 2014 at 10:56 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
I am happy to see that we keep moving forward (maybe just getting some of the being pushed back reversed?) little by little. Among other things it means people have not given up. I'll mention a few ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 8 comments on Tue Feb 11, 2014 at 06:18 PM PST with 57 Recommends
And it's making my life suck - and not in a good way.
by Mortifyd
Comment Count 15 comments on Tue Jan 14, 2014 at 12:03 PM PST with 18 Recommends
It is time to "go off the deep end" and speculate about our "human condition". First some terms need to be clarified for the context of this essay. "Human evolution" is a very complex idea here ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 70 comments on Sat Dec 28, 2013 at 11:36 AM PST with 14 Recommends
Madiba's passing Thursday is something to be mourned and celebrated, but his life was a call to action. His passing should be a call to action as well. Lest we forget, the struggle for an end to ...
by MikeBoyScout
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri Dec 06, 2013 at 12:09 PM PST with 2 Recommends
So there used to be this woman I was nuts about. Just completely head over heels. We got married - and she dumped me. I'm still sorting it all out. More below the dooblydoo.
by Mortifyd
Comment Count 23 comments on Mon Oct 21, 2013 at 04:08 AM PDT with 35 Recommends
At 77 I think back to the days I spent on Sabbatical in France and Germany and going to real workers celebrations on Labor day. Doing this as a University Professor is not as strange as it might ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 13 comments on Sun Sep 01, 2013 at 03:55 PM PDT with 15 Recommends
I’m beginning to feel a stirring in our land and country. There is energy building to combat all that the Radical Right-wing Republicans are doing to us. Actions are heating up and beginning to ...
by StewartAcuff
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Jul 25, 2013 at 01:20 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
I have many differences with President Obama even though I worked hard to get him elected both times. I listened to his speech today and was moved by it in a way like none of the many other ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Jul 19, 2013 at 06:00 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
Was there a great victory in the Senate today? That's in the eye of the beholder. In my eye it was another indication of how impotent we are. Folks, I find it hard to believe we have become so ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 04:13 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
I fell out of bed this morning trying to get up. I'm fine, no bleeding or headaches or anything - but I succumbed to a sudden gravity attack that left me reeling at the time and still sad now, hours ...
by Mortifyd
Comment Count 33 comments on Sat Jun 08, 2013 at 10:37 AM PDT with 42 Recommends