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Broadband phone service a GO! - Tuesday the 21st of June 2005 4:32 PM
Well, I've done it. I've gotten rid of my "normal" hardwire phone service with Verizon and gone broadband with vonage.com. So far, so good. In fact, I love it ... except for one...
Catching Up - Tuesday the 21st of June 2005 2:33 PM
I've been taking some time off and getting out and away from my computer, so the blog has suffered while I played. Today I am going to try to play catch up. Senator Durbin -...
Saving the Mood - Wednesday the 18th of May 2005 11:24 PM
Three and one half months post op (knee replacement) and I hiked the hills today. At the risk of sounding completely over the top ... it was glorious! A beautiful day,...
Elvis!!!! - Wednesday the 11th of May 2005 10:00 PM
I just finished watching the CBS Elvis movie. I have to say that Rhys-Meyers did a pretty good job and was believable in the role, although not even close in being as good...
A message from a Mother - Sunday the 8th of May 2005 2:50 PM
Dear Daughter, as you begin this new and exciting phase of your life ... Mother (December, 1969) Remember .... TOMORROW IS TODAY'S DREAM Tomorrow is today's dream - these are...
Happy Birthday to Me! - Friday the 6th of May 2005 1:16 PM
Today is my birthday and it is one of the BIG ones. I can't be 60. No, someone made a mistake. So, today being the first day of the rest of my life, I think I'll just go back...
More media rant - Friday the 6th of May 2005 1:14 PM
I've just about had it with our supposed to be sunny Southern California weather. It poured down rain again last night and still going this afternoon. I wouldn't care so much...
Open challenge to the Blogosphere (let's do it!) - Tuesday the 3rd of May 2005 1:50 PM
I have been quiet for a few days thinking over the recent press conference by President Bush. What can I, as an individual, do in this great democratic country? I am issuing a...
Reading those dark blogs with light print - solution - Saturday the 0th of May 2005 3:51 PM
I've been on computers since 1982 and online since 1987, so why this didn't occur to me sooner must be a sign of one of those "senior moments" I'm beginning to sink into. I've...
Nuggets of Love and Insight - Thursday the 28th of April 2005 2:20 PM
Once in awhile, I come across something that first brings tears and then smiles and then a wistfulness that I'd really known this woman who wrote the following stories. My...
What is wrong with these people? FOLLOWUP - Tuesday the 26th of April 2005 9:51 AM
Last night, Joe Scarborough of MSNBC's "Scarborough Country" was interviewing a former state trooper of Florida, Ric Robinson. The subject was the handcuffing and arrest of the...
Saving America? - Sunday the 24th of April 2005 4:10 PM
"Corrupt the young, get them away from religion. Get them interested in sex. Make them superficial, destroy their ruggedness. Get control of all means of publicity and...
What is wrong with these people? - Saturday the 23rd of April 2005 6:25 PM
This kind of story really disgusts me and shows exactly how little school officials and police care about our most vulnerable little ones. I've posted other stories about the...
Earthquake, tidal action, backyard pond - Saturday the 23rd of April 2005 11:23 AM
A moderate earthquake occurred at 12:18:13 PM (PDT) on Saturday, April 16, 2005.The magnitude 5.2 event occurred 22 km (13 miles) W of Wheeler Ridge, CA.The hypocentral depth is...
Getting back in the loop - Friday the 22nd of April 2005 6:35 PM
I haven't had much else to do these last couple of months besides watch TV and read. There have been times in my life when this would seem the ideal vacation. No real household...
Time flying tooooooo fast - Thursday the 21st of April 2005 3:45 PM
I keep writing that I'm back and feeling good after my surgery, but it seems that every time I write this, I have a set back. I developed a bronchial infection, which shouldn't...
Back with bells a ringin' - Tuesday the 5th of April 2005 6:41 PM
Whew! What a couple of months these last two have been. First my knee replacement surgery, which went very well. I'm happy to say that my recovery has been relatively easy and...
- Monday the 14th of February 2005 11:52 AM
        Happy Valentine's Day Hello to everyone. As you may or may not have noticed, I've been silent for about a week. I was in the hospital having...
Social Security Reform - Friday the 4th of February 2005 10:05 AM
Whether you agree or disagree with the President's proposals, you should read this article and let your Congressional representatives know how you feel. The President has said...
$278 a pint - Wednesday the 2nd of February 2005 12:45 PM
In preparation for my upcoming surgery, I go tomorrow to give a second pint of my own blood. Last Thursday I gave the first pint. I am charged $278 per pint for the privilege of...
Comments on Comments - Monday the 31st of January 2005 9:03 PM
Anonymous writes in a comment:  >> This is the most shameful blog I have read. Saturday, January 29th 2005 @ 9:34 AM <<   This is a pretty amazing...
Blue Badge of Courage (or a picture is worth a thousand words) - Sunday the 30th of January 2005 4:35 PM
An Iraqi woman shows her ink-stained finger after voting Sunday in Az Zubayr.
A Great Day for Iraq - Friday the 28th of January 2005 9:36 AM
A couple of years ago, I sat up all night and watched the greatest military in the world cross the border from Kuwait into Iraq. No one knew at that moment what was to come in...
Open Letter to Senator Barbara Boxer - Wednesday the 26th of January 2005 3:40 PM
Dear Senator Boxer: As one of your constituents in the state of California, I am ashamed of your recent behavior. You are supposed to be a representative of all the residents...
Goodbye Johnny - Sunday the 23rd of January 2005 2:17 PM
I woke this morning to the sad sad news of the passing of Johnny Carson. My tears are still flowing as I think back through so many years to those very first days of Carson's...