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Every day we live, we are each one day closer to our own death. A truism, of course, but one that we tend to suppress in the rush and tumult of other demands on our attention and time. Until, one day,
by peregrine kate
Comment Count 101 comments on Mon Jun 01, 2015 at 06:37 PM PDT with 103 Recommends
The author (middle), in traditional garb reflecting his European ancestry. I was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome in the summer of 2010, at the age of 39. I've always been quirky, kind of a nerd,
by JJR1971
Comment Count 45 comments on Sun May 31, 2015 at 04:44 PM PDT with 97 Recommends
A while back I wrote a diary about working with cops. The other day during a meeting at the law enforcement center I brought up the topic we have been avoiding for months. The big elephant in the ...
by Simul Iustus et Peccator
Comment Count 103 comments on Wed May 27, 2015 at 01:55 PM PDT with 225 Recommends
If last month's fatal Amtrak crash had anything positive come from it, it was the perfect timing with which the Republicans showed their true colors. Without the headlines that the derailment ...
by railhunk
Comment Count 61 comments on Thu May 28, 2015 at 08:18 PM PDT with 160 Recommends
Back when I was poor and lived by myself a few years ago I used to go dumpster-diving frequently. (I'm still poor-ish, but I don't live by myself anymore.) I would take my bicycle, which I had ...
by Daenerys
Comment Count 73 comments on Fri May 29, 2015 at 02:52 PM PDT with 91 Recommends
"Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” - John Steinbeck Today, one of my friends ...
by maisey
Comment Count 112 comments on Thu May 28, 2015 at 01:52 PM PDT with 118 Recommends
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear Evenwel v. Abbott , a case brought by a group of Texas conservatives challenging a longstanding precedent that holds that election districts should be drawn ...
by phenry
Comment Count 161 comments on Tue May 26, 2015 at 08:15 AM PDT with 175 Recommends
I teach a college course on jazz and hip hop at a Southern California university, and after listening to Fox's Bill O'Reilly bloviate last week about how hip hop and rap are to blame for declining ...
by Doctor Jazz
Comment Count 77 comments on Mon May 25, 2015 at 07:49 AM PDT with 174 Recommends
This is my first "diary" here at Daily Kos. I don't know if this post is appropriate for this site. It is more a collection of musings and questions than a presentation of facts and information. I ...
by mwreding
Comment Count 105 comments on Sun May 24, 2015 at 12:55 PM PDT with 160 Recommends
It's now been nearly three months since I owned a working car. My decision to go car-free was part forced by not having a running car and not having the means at the time to afford even another ...
by TDDVandy
Comment Count 221 comments on Mon May 25, 2015 at 05:05 PM PDT with 123 Recommends
There's a diary out today. Yet another instance where the police come to the home of someone in a mental health crisis and the crisis ends in death. I wish this was a rare occurrence, but today's ...
by JDWolverton
Comment Count 47 comments on Thu May 28, 2015 at 06:51 PM PDT with 67 Recommends
The idiot climate denialist website http://wattsupwiththat.com, run by the idiot climate denialist Anthony Watts , is fond of running graphs proclaiming NO GLOBAL WARMING FOR ‘XX’ YEARS ‘X’ ...
by OutOnALimb
Comment Count 69 comments on Fri May 22, 2015 at 04:31 PM PDT with 155 Recommends
"Dead malls," "traffic sewers," "parking deserts." These terms are now common among civic planners. They also have a common origin: suburbia. These are not the usual terms used in public health ...
by this is only a test
Comment Count 167 comments on Sun May 10, 2015 at 10:19 AM PDT with 242 Recommends
On November 4, 2008, President Barack Obama proclaimed the following in his election night victory speech : "This is our time, to put our people back to work and open doors of opportunity for our ...
by james321
Comment Count 145 comments on Mon May 18, 2015 at 03:42 PM PDT with 215 Recommends
I am going to give in to Denise Oliver Velez's request to turn a comment into a diary. The aversion to length (TL;DR) is a peculiar modern affliction, but I will make it easier for people who ...
by TarheelDem
Comment Count 26 comments on Sun May 24, 2015 at 12:01 PM PDT with 110 Recommends
Sitting next to a pond watching the ducks or geese would be so relaxing I read somewhere that there was a huge old mall, which had outlived it's usefulness and rather than tear it down, they ...
by john972
Comment Count 102 comments on Mon May 18, 2015 at 04:41 PM PDT with 160 Recommends
There is a role for secret negotiations, at times. There is a time for discretion. Usually this crops up in foreign affairs, and usually to do with national security. Sometimes, for peace to occur, ...
by Addison
Comment Count 92 comments on Sat May 16, 2015 at 05:05 PM PDT with 157 Recommends
" The despot's heel is on thy shore, Maryland! His torch is at thy temple door, Maryland! Avenge the patriotic gore That flecked the streets of Baltimore, And be the battle queen of yore, Maryland! ...
by BobboSphere
Comment Count 63 comments on Mon May 11, 2015 at 09:39 PM PDT with 154 Recommends
Professor Mark Post of Maastricht University in the Netherlands made the news in 2013 with the world's first lab-grown hamburger. He and his research team have been working since then to turn the ...
by Th0rn
Comment Count 206 comments on Sun May 24, 2015 at 08:01 PM PDT with 72 Recommends
Have you felt it? Truly felt it? Just to make sure you’re on the same page with me, let’s try an exercise. Picture yourself sailing a small boat way out at sea. It’s a beautiful day, light ...
by aworldeye
Comment Count 39 comments on Mon May 11, 2015 at 02:10 PM PDT with 133 Recommends