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June 17th, 2009

Things I Found in Pockets Yesterday:

a green plastic pin shaped like a bicycle
a guitar pick

Things I Found in Pockets Last Week:

a rusty nail
a quarter

(An occasional series, for Nan. PS — “…and Tobago…” was a clue on Jeopardy last night — we both yelled, “WHAT IS TRINIDAD?” haha. Thanks for the geography lessons, Nan and Beth.)

Dooce! and her new baby…

June 16th, 2009

Extra, extra, read all about it!

Congrats, you guys. She’s a beauty.

word of the day from Anu

June 16th, 2009

(I am finding it ironic that this word can have those two meanings.)



1. Having a sluggish temperament; apathetic.
2. Calm or composed.

Thanks, Anu Garg, for the word-of-the-day every day. Keeps my mind clicking. He also includes a quote of the day. Today’s was:

“Is not dread of thirst when your well is full, thirst that is unquenchable?” -Khalil Gibran, mystic, poet, and artist (1883-1931)

Now, I used to be a big fan of Gibran’s, back when I was a teenager. Then I went to about twenty wedding where they all used the same quote. Then I was all, eh, about him. But that quote? It is especially apropos for me at the moment.

Happy, happier, happiest Tuesday, y’all.



yep, that’s life

June 15th, 2009

(ignore the subliminal messages. just enjoy the song.)


June 15th, 2009

On this beautiful Monday morning, remember the words of my late friend Beef: “Life gets better after you give up all hope.”

ps go look at the most perfectest strawberries I grew! Yeah, they grew themselves, I had nothing to do with it. And this is the gorgeous blue heron who parked his feathery butt on the neighbor’s roof.

QOTD: Lord Byron

June 15th, 2009

“Solitude has but one disadvantage; it is apt to give one too high an opinion of one’s self. In the world we are sure to be often reminded of every known or supposed defect we may have.” — Lord Byron, poet (1788-1824)

Sunday at home

June 14th, 2009

Presenting the Sunday edition, now with more bullets!

* Not real clear on why my son was sleeping with a softball last night. (more…)

Portland Pride, June 13th-14th, 2009

June 13th, 2009

That’s this weekend! Don’t forget…

Pittsburgh Penguins TAKE IT HOME

June 12th, 2009

My Pittsburgh Penguins are singing We Are The Champions and I am so proud, Hockey God is blissed out, our auntie Mia is hap-happy watching the game with my in-laws in Iowa City… and my late friend Regis is smiling in heaven, wearing a suit and a tie, lookin’ good just like Mario Lemieux.

more than a little sick and pissed off about Beach K-8 School

June 11th, 2009

A young girl was allegedly raped at Beach K-8 school on May 15 and no one reported it. Except, thank God, the parents of a witness, and it sounds like that’s the only reason anyone in my neighborhood and city is hearing about the alleged attack.

You can read about it on the Fox 12 site, on the KXL Radio site and on Victoria Taft’s blog. Steve also put up a post, so people might be leaving comments.

I could throw up about this. A girl, crying and hurt; a nine-year-old being called a liar, when he’s trying to rescue someone and stop an alleged crime; a boy who is allegedly a perpetrator and most likely not getting the help he needs. Alternately, this may mean there is an alleged witness who may need assistance.

I would like to give the principal, the school staff, everyone involved, the benefit of the doubt. But they have a history of doing some messed-up stuff at that school, and not handling things appropriately.

I wasn’t there.

I don’t know.

But I do know that something ain’t right.

Edited 6/18/09 to say the following: I’ve gotten some e-mails and calls on this one, and have also sent some e-mails and made some calls. I’m not an investigative reporter here. Have heard: that the administration at the school “mishandled” the situation; that they have been “dealt with”; that things have been “handled”; and, who cares, anyway? cuz the principal at the school is leaving the school (district, city, state) and won’t be “a problem” anymore; and “Somewhere a police detective is holding his head in his hands and quietly weeping.”

That’s all.

Sending out a wish for peace and safety for our kids and community.

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