Loosely Speaking

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Okay, everyone who is pro-death, raise your hand!

"Pro-Life" is a lie. Just being opposed to abortion doesn't make someone life-affirming. Far from it. This issue is not about life, it is about choice, it is about abortion. I don't mean to open the debate about abortion, but to point out how words can imply a truth without telling a truth. Smooth,... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, September 5, 2008

I've just learned something about the Alaska governor

specifically her policy on wolf hunting. From helicopters and planes. It is medieval to still be buying into the idea that wolves are rapacious predators that strip the land of caribou and moose and other large mammals. They are, in fact, the natural check on the herds that keep population... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, September 1, 2008

the Republican Convention

(this was a comment in one of Kingmi's blogs, before Gustav got on the planning committee. Regardless of hurricanes and emergencies, I am sure that my assessment remains accurate, though there will be less glitz about it.) Personally, I am expecting it to be more of the same attempt to manipulate a... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

A new poem inspired by the road

Pioneer Cafe, Montana Morning Ladies of a certain age girls no more except in the heart: What Life has given you have taken despite the dreams you had, despite intentions and resistance; Age acquiring resilience for survival's sake when life is hard or dull beyond endurance. Power in the circle... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Listening to Lord of the Rings...

The disc in the player is the first in the series of three: Howard Shore's music for the film trilogy of LORD OF THE RINGS. The others will follow. As many of you know from my poetry posted here and there, and a collection available in my listings for sale, I am a Middle-earth ex-patriot. Part of me... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Tying one on...

I just read one of Strat's posts ( http://www.blogit.com/Blogs/Blog.aspx/strat/ July 10) regarding the proper way to wear polo shirts, in which he mentioned the problem of being color-blind and choosing which tie to wear. This reminded me of something I discovered a few years ago when I had a... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

What have your kids been saying?

My 5-year old granddaughter has always had something to say... We take notes. In Angkor Wat, a man took pictures of Zoe and family, and when they emerged from the temples and got on the bus, there were a gang of kids waving plates that had the photos on them. Of course, they were offering the plates... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Writing on Blogit: Critique and Respecting Creative Space

No one has to be published or even have a wall papered with 'no thanks' and 'not for us' letters, to be a writer. If you mean to write well, if you plan to market your work, you may become a professional writer--but if you write, and identify yourself as a writer, then you are a writer! Welcome to... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

writing on Blogit: Comment and Critique

Although this is presented as a writer's site, it seems to me it is much more prevalently a social site, where relationships of various degrees of substance develop, and pseudorelationships are played at. There are a lot more strokes offered than actual critique, which makes it encouraging to write,... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

If your heart is sore or weary, go here for a healing!

Or if you are into nature, cats, or just plain love! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adYbFQFXG0U My daughter recommended this, and it brought the best sort of tears to my eyes! Sign in to see full entry.

Page: << First  < Previous  .. 39  40  41  42  43  44  45  46  47  48 ..  Next > Last >> 

Headlines (What is this?)

Referrals - About Us - Press - Terms of Use - Privacy Policy - Conduct Policy
Copyright © 2018 Shaycom Corporation. All rights reserved.