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I think They're Watching Too Much TV
Years ago, I was the PTA president for my kids' school. One of the items I worked hard to achieve was to bring back the Family Hour on TV. Back then, with only 5 channels to choose from, there wasn'
grannycarol 10/11/2014 4 11 - -
The Grieving Room—Waiting
I lost my mother about five years ago. But she did not die. I still remember that phone call when I realized that the woman I always went to for anything and everything no longer existed. In her ...
grannycarol 09/22/2014 30 29 - -
It's Been Five Years
On July 2, 2009, I ventured into the world of internet blogging. This was a huge milestone for me. I only had my computer for less than a year, and I was not familiar with all the ins and outs ...
grannycarol 07/05/2014 61 56 - -
Not My Choice...But
I have always prided myself on being a non prejudicial person. I have always held dear those words from the Declaration of Independence: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are ...
grannycarol 04/27/2014 10 33 1 -
My Turn...My Two Cents
I have never been involved in the pie fights that occur here occasionally. Most of the time, I have no idea what they are about- only gleaning some information from the titles of diaries that ...
grannycarol 03/15/2014 10 27 - -
The Grieving Room: A Tale Of Two Friends
A special welcome to anyone who is new to The Grieving Room. We meet every Monday evening. Whether your loss is recent or many years ago, whether you have lost a person or a pet, or even if the ...
grannycarol 02/24/2014 16 21 - -
Another Thing I Cannot Understand
The question popped into my head while I was sweeping. The TV was on for background noise. MSNBC's Tamera Hall was keeping me updated on the day's events. But something in the tone of her voice ...
grannycarol 01/29/2014 25 14 1 -
The Grieving Room- The Grieving Child
I was absent from school that day. I forget the reason, but whatever it was, it was unique to me. All my siblings went to school. I was ten years old. My mother had gone next door to visit ...
grannycarol 11/25/2013 19 27 - -
Fighting For My Freedom
I went shopping yesterday, and as I walked through the parking lot of my neighborhood strip mall, I noticed bumper stickers on a car parked across from mine. Proud mother of a marine. My son is a ...
grannycarol 09/29/2013 6 15 - -
The Grieving Room- Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder
I miss my sister. Every day I find a reason for wanting to talk to her- needing to hear what she would say to any given circumstance. I miss her presence. I miss her being here. Welcome fellow ...
grannycarol 06/03/2013 38 34 - -
Just Saying
I've been watching all the clips of the gun violence victims lobbying to get gun safety legislation passed. I've watched almost all the interviews-from the Newtown parents to Chicago siblings to ...
grannycarol 05/02/2013 4 12 - -
This Is What I Cannot Understand
Somebody tries, unsuccessfully, to blow up a plane by putting a bomb in his shoe. So now everyone that gets on a plane has to take off their shoes. Somebody tries, unsuccessfully, to make a bomb ...
grannycarol 12/15/2012 280 693 16 -
Something To Ponder
There have been countless diaries on the subject. Pundits on talk shows and radio have added their two cents. Everyone has a speculative theory. Alan West is still contesting the results from his ...
grannycarol 11/12/2012 3 3 - -
I'm So Mad I Could Spit-Update
And that's not me. Not usually. I think I've been like most have during this election cycle. Sort of accepting and dealing with the lies and rhetoric coming from the right as 'there they go again'
grannycarol 10/31/2012 117 386 2 -
Hey Romney- You Want A Photo op?
Come down to Long Island's South Shore and help people carry out their flood soaked couches and mattresses to the road. Then drive your bus all over town and pick up all those discarded pieces of ...
grannycarol 10/30/2012 6 39 - -
"My Job Is To Keep You Safe'
That's what I tell my class of four year olds, as we move into the second week of school and they are facing the hardest lessons they have to learn. The Rules we all need to live by. For the ...
grannycarol 09/12/2012 6 8 - 84
The Grieving Room: Birthdays, Anniversaries and Special Occasions
A special welcome to anyone who is new to The Grieving Room. We meet every Monday evening. Whether your loss is recent or many years ago, whether you have lost a person or a pet, or even if the ...
grannycarol 08/06/2012 60 24 - 132
"Why Carry A Gun If You Don't Intend To Use It?"
That was the question my neighbor's fourteen year old son asked, butting in on our conversation about Trayvon Martin and the focus on 'hoodies'. "Mom-every kid in America wears hoodies. It's the ...
grannycarol 03/24/2012 39 25 - 283
An Ode To My Sweaters
Winter is my favorite season. I choose being all snuggled up in the cold to being all sweaty in the heat. I am truly happiest with two feet of snow in twenty degree weather. The challenge of ...
grannycarol 03/08/2012 22 31 - 209
The Grieving Room: What Might Have Been
A very special welcome to anyone who is new to The Grieving Room . We meet every Monday evening. Whether your loss is recent or many years ago, whether you have lost a person or a pet, or even if ...
grannycarol 02/20/2012 20 27 - 130
Sharia Law-No. Canon Law-Yes.
I was raised a Roman Catholic. Emphasis on Roman. The Pope was God. His word law. I was one of eight kids in a neighborhood where most good Catholic families had seven, eight, nine or ten kids.
grannycarol 02/16/2012 16 26 1 118
I Never Went "Pink"
About five years ago, my daughter had breast cancer. All is fine now. She is doing well, all signs of cancer are gone and she is living her life as she did before that dreadful disease cut her ...
grannycarol 02/02/2012 12 22 - 126
The Grieving Room- The Rituals
grannycarol 01/23/2012 140 32 - 240
Hey Newt- Should She Be A Janitor?
I live on Long Island, New York. And every year, this suburban sprawl of towns and hamlets with distinctive school districts boasts of many semi-finalists and finalist in ...
grannycarol 01/12/2012 8 11 - 97
Who Would Be You
During my break today, one of my co-workers brought up this for discussion. We had such a good time with it- I thought I would share it with you. Join my below the squiggly thing for more ...
grannycarol 01/03/2012 23 8 - 89
New Year's Musings
When I was a young child, the thrill of New Year's Eve was the only rule my mother put forth- if you are still awake at midnight, you get to run out onto the street and bang pots and pans. When I ...
grannycarol 12/30/2011 6 4 - 47
The Snapshots Are In My Mind
My sister is dying. This diary was going to be about her- our relationship- and how her death is uniting a family torn apart over three years ago. But these past few days has brought up a topic of ...
grannycarol 12/06/2011 3 8 - 36
The 47% Income Tax Refund
My mother was to the working poor in my neighborhood what an army of accountants are to the super rich. She knew how to use the tax codes to ensure the greatest income tax refund check allowed by ...
grannycarol 10/24/2011 3 4 - 64
I've Been "Poor" My Entire Life
Have you noticed lately that the louder the voices condemning the tax cuts for the rich become, the more hateful the rhetoric against poor people flows from the right? The poor are lazy, stupid, ...
grannycarol 08/25/2011 162 380 12 1298
"Hey Miss Carol- I'm Going On A Boat"
So said an enthusiastic little boy in my class this morning. "A boat!" I matched his excitement. "You're going on a boat. Awesome!" And I received the explanation from his mother. "We're going ...
grannycarol 06/24/2011 8 39 - 207
There Is Nothing "Happy" About Memorial Day
Yesterday I attended a family party. (We now gather about four times a year for consolidated birthday parties. This one was more like a mini Christmas since there were five birthdays in May and ...
grannycarol 05/29/2011 18 13 - 74
Tomorrow's Rapture
I remember when man first stepped on the moon. I was a 16 year old philosophical junkie, questioning everything from why my government was sending young boys to die in Vietnam to why people who have ...
grannycarol 05/20/2011 27 2 - 91
Something Horrible Happened to me Last Month
And it left me devestated. I didn't expect to be so upset- reacting as if I just lost my best friend. But as my husband pointed out- in reality I did lose my best friend. A lot of friends. My ...
grannycarol 05/09/2011 13 10 - 259
EXTRA! EXTRA! Read All About It
My heart and prayers honestly go out to the Japanese people. Seeing the carnage left behind by the tsunami makes me wonder if they would ever be able to clean-up and rebuild- or if they would even ...
grannycarol 03/16/2011 8 3 - 74
Is This The Country They Wanted Back?
I am sick. Literally sick. Sick to my stomach, as the saying goes. Physically feeling it in the pits of my bowels. A sickness that comes when mere fear is not an enough of an emotion to express.
grannycarol 03/08/2011 28 19 - 150
We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident
Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, Thomas Jefferson, with help from Ben Franklin, was selected by a group of radical treasonous rabble rousers to pen a note to King George II and inform His ...
grannycarol 02/27/2011 6 9 1 50
My Two Cents
Sometimes, this site really makes me laugh. And I say that as a great compliment. I enjoy laughing. I enjoy people, places and things that make me laugh. I've been having so much fun ...
grannycarol 02/12/2011 7 6 - 58
The Dumbing Of America
So, Sarah Palin's response to President Obama's "Sputnik Moment" is WTF. Really. What is he talking about? How could he be so stupid as not to know that the Soviets won the space race. We ...
grannycarol 01/27/2011 56 12 2 64
It Started With Jim Ryan-Good-bye Keith
A long time ago, at least seventeen years, my husband and I spent our mornings with the crew of Good Day New York. With host Jim Ryan, weather girl Julie Gulden, crazy extra reporters Dave Price ...
grannycarol 01/21/2011 16 21 1 144
The Behavior Of Four Year Olds
I have a a lot of fun during the day. My preschool class is amazing- their wonder lifts me up all the time. Still, they are four year olds, just trying to make sense of all the rules the adults ...
grannycarol 01/14/2011 9 6 - 44
Why President Obama Spoke Tonight
I admit I'm guilty. Right after the tragedy on Saturday, I jumped on the bandwagon loaded down with all the Sarah Palin rhetoric. I admit that at times I enjoy reading diaries attacking the ...
grannycarol 01/12/2011 7 10 - 55
This Is Not Just About Keith- It's Bigger
Last year, during the Health Care debate, I e-mailed the FCC every day, begging and pleading with them to force Fox to remove the tag "News" from their station. I cited the provision the FCC ...
grannycarol 11/05/2010 29 35 1 64
What Age(s) Are You?
My birthday is approaching, which works out very well in my preschool class. What better way to discuss birthdays than to celebrate my own. When the children in my class ask me how old I will be,
grannycarol 09/08/2010 55 19 - 43
How Is This Legal?
I just read this on Think Progress: Mississippi Middle School Segregates Student Government Officers: Only Whites Can Run For President I just can't ...
grannycarol 08/27/2010 40 13 - 54
And It Finally Hit Me
I've been watching the biographies of some of the best 60's rock stars on the Biography Channel. The stories of Neil Young, David Crosby, The Mamas & the Papa's and others were showcased with ...
grannycarol 08/26/2010 77 32 - 40
I'll Be There In Spirit
Oh well. This time last year, I became so jealous of all those who attended the Netroot Nation that I told my husband- "We're going to Las Vegas next year!" Although not into politics at all,
grannycarol 07/20/2010 2 4 - 17
How About Asking "How?"
Since I have several family members who choose to follow the insane idiocy of the right wing propaganda machine, every day I check out two sites to keep me up to date on the lunacy.
grannycarol 07/14/2010 10 8 - 12
Here But For The Grace Of God Go I
I just got off the phone with my daughter-in-law. Well, actually it was a little over an hour ago, but I have stopped crying and I want to share my story with you. Because, quite frankly, this ...
grannycarol 07/11/2010 23 30 - 58
Climate Change Has Changed Me
I'll admit it. I'm not much of an environmentalist. Oh, I accept the science of global warming and I understand the seriousness of the situation. I do my part to recycle. I bring my own bags ...
grannycarol 07/07/2010 38 14 - 30
"Out Of The Mouths Of Babes"
At Circle Time today, I was prepared to begin this week's fun theme- The Circus. My preschoolers are more than prepared for Kindergarten, so these last weeks in June are filled with fun non-...
grannycarol 06/07/2010 24 26 1 195
It's The Week Of The Young Child!
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) has dedicated April 11-17 as The Week of the Young Child. This year's theme is Early years are learning years .
grannycarol 04/12/2010 8 10 - 20
I Declare War On Hate
I mean it. I'm done. I truly believed the blood vessels on the side of my face had receded back to normal. With the election of a Democratic Congress and President Obama, the smoke would no ...
grannycarol 04/06/2010 20 3 - 31
The Subject Is No Longer Open To Debate
Each of us, every day-debate. Who will wash the dishes? What movie do you want to see? Where should we go for dinner? When should chores get done? How should we spend that extra money? Why ...
grannycarol 03/24/2010 19 14 - 26
What to do...what to do...
I just got off the phone with my son, who is a career army MP who is ready to deploy to Afghanistan in two weeks. I feel I have to share our conversation, or else go crazy. While I fear for his ...
grannycarol 01/24/2010 12 7 - 10
Where Do You Go-When You Hit The Road
How about a happy break from HRC and climate change, snow storms and Christmas shopping, Palin, Tiger and boredom? Last night I attended a neighborhood holiday party where I enjoed one of the ...
grannycarol 12/19/2009 25 5 - 11
It's Saturday Night...What are You Doing? Update: Bill Passes!
So here it is, another Saturday night. I spent part of the day raking up all the beautiful fallen leaves and tossing them onto my faded and dying flower beds. The rest I will mow up with my vacuum ...
grannycarol 11/07/2009 32 7 - 51
Commercialism-I Don't Buy It
I have had two diaries- essays if you please- floating around in my head for several days. And for those frustrated authors among us, you know how annoying it is to catch the thought at the most ...
grannycarol 10/17/2009 23 9 - 60
The California Wildfires, My Husband, and the News
My husband is not interested in politics. Oh, he'll pay attention around October- especially on local issues- to ready himself to vote. He is the only person I know who understands all the ...
grannycarol 09/01/2009 27 30 - 33
I Don't Hate...I Shun
After reading some of the comments made by heartless evil wingnuts about the death of Senator Edward Kennedy, I experienced a cold chill spread throughout my body. I found myself gulping for air,
grannycarol 08/26/2009 30 28 1 187
You See, I'm Not Really Outraged, Yet
For over a month now, ever since the tea baggers and right wing loonies started taking over town halls, there has been a call to action from a lot of people here and on other liberal sites. ...
grannycarol 08/22/2009 3 10 - 2
Brainstormed-What We Can Do For Public Option
A very frustating thread is weaving through all the diaries written about health care reform. We have to do something. Something must be done. We see how the wingnuts are organized, ...
grannycarol 08/16/2009 10 3 - 6
Keeping Them Ignorant: The Playbook of the GOP
I was originally going to write a diary about Rush Limbaugh and something very interesting I discovered. But that diary will have to wait another day. Because after reading most of the diaries ...
grannycarol 08/12/2009 5 5 - 4
My Visit To a Senior Center-Wisdom Exchanged
A friend of mine is a social worker who volunteers at a senior citizen housing complex. Once a week, she meets with the residents in the "Club House" and listens to them gripe about families, the ...
grannycarol 08/06/2009 6 13 - 4
My Car Has Better Insurance Than I Have
I just got back from the DMV after receiving a letter stating that my license and registration will be suspended for lack of insurance. Which I immediately screamed, "No way!!", since I pay my ...
grannycarol 07/30/2009 22 12 - 83
Boycotting Will Not Work today
Over the past few weeks, bloggers have been calling for boycots to the advertisers of Fox News and the idiots who appear on that channel. Some bloggers even list the companies to boycott, the ...
grannycarol 07/29/2009 31 3 - 2
When Racism Reared Its Ugly Head
I am a caucasion woman of Irish/German descent. I grew up in an intergrated neighborhood in the city of New York. I was raised by a very liberal single Mom. The events of this past week had me ...
grannycarol 07/27/2009 14 17 - 54
On Account of No Accountability
There is another horror story making its way aroung the blog sites. This one is about deputies in Mount Vernon, IL who used stun guns on children. StevenD has an excellent ...
grannycarol 07/20/2009 2 6 - 35
Lies, lies, and still more lies
What has happened to journalistic integrity? I cannot express how infuriating I find all the lying, half-truths, witholding information and spinning being done by just about everyone in the print ...
grannycarol 07/16/2009 4 5 - 16
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