It started with an essay in the (supposedly) high-minded publication for Wall Street Journal subscribers, WSJ Magazine. This comes out every other month in the print edition, and is a slick magazine designed to appeal to high-income readers. It is filled with ads for expensive clothing, watches, and jewelry, and features stories about people and …
Month: December 2014
Photo Challenge – Warmth
How about a sleek black cat, lounging in the warm sun in her fur coat. Warm! http://en.support.wordpress.com/comments/pingbacks/
Giving-It’s That Time of Year
So, why do people give? What makes giving to others a good thing? Some would say that giving is to help other people, perhaps those defined as "needy"; i.e. the purpose of giving is to improve the situation (emotional or material) of others. As you might imagine, the motivations for giving have been extensively …
Photo Challenge: Yellow
Here's a little guy I captured through my kitchen window in January of 2011. He is a Townsend's Warbler and he comes around most winters. I love the black mask on the yellow background.
Rats! I WANTED them to shut down the government!
During the tense negotiations in DC a while ago, where the D's and R's "negotiated" (scare quotes intended) a spending bill to keep the sainted government running for yet another fiscal year, I was rooting for the R's to simply say NO. I want them to shut down the government, since much of it …
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Easy One! Photo Challenge: Twinkle
I must have hundreds of pictures of the beautiful Christmas lights in the "Bavarian Village" of Leavenworth, Washington. Here's one of my favorites. Leavenworth is in the Cascade Mountains, just west of Wenatchee on US Highway 2. Every summer, my husband goes there to the International Accordion Celebration. We try to drive up there a …
Just some thoughts on blogging…what do readers like?
I've been doing this here blog for a few years now, and I have noticed some things. Like, I seem to get new followers whenever I do a post that's not relevant to the theme of my blog (conservatism). And a goodly number of other WordPress bloggers seem to blog about their personal lives, and …
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Photo Challenge-Lost/Gone but Not Forgotten
These are graves at the Mt. Hertzl Cemetery in Jerusalem, Israel. Graves of brave Jewish fighters, fighting for the birth of the State of Israel. They are honored, and most definitely NOT forgotten.
Something Different-My Own Recipe
Have you ever invented your own recipe for a main course or side dish for your family? I did, while I was single, and couldn't afford to eat out. Since I cooked all my own meals, I had to introduce some variation to my somewhat monotonous menu. I actually came up with this one while …