Life in the fast lane--where's the on ramp?
Today's violent demonstrations and law enforcement attempts to control the disorder take me back to December of 1999, Seattle. The World Trade Organization attempted to hold an international conference there to set up rules each country would follow in their manufacturing and selling, etc.... Sign in to see full entry.
"Joy and Sorrow are brothers. When one is sitting at your table, the other is sleeping in your bed." He is best known as the author of The Prophet, which was first published in the United States in 1923... Sign in to see full entry.
Itchy and Roscoe went their separate ways as soon as Tom Cat left the scene. They noticed he went to the door of the human's nest and the woman let him inside. Roscoe looked around. It seemed the lady squirrel they'd been hoping to impress had also gone away. He nodded at Itchy and prepared to... Sign in to see full entry.
As Itchy set foot on the grass at the foot of the tree, he looked toward the lovely Juliet, hoping she would meet his glance. To his shock, she was on alert, standing on her tiptoes as Roscoe, Itchy's troopmate, approached her. He carried an acorn in his cheek, and obviously intended to move in on... Sign in to see full entry.
When he peeked over the side of his nest he saw it was Shirl, his pesky cousin. He shook his head in disbelief. But Shirl was on a mission. Someone had to educate Itchy. She sat up on her hind legs and began to lecture on the subject of Romance 101. Apparently, she observed, her cousin Itchy had not... Sign in to see full entry.
Itchy had spotted an abandoned nest in the yard just behind the Brick Street Troop's Backyard Habitat. It would be perfect for a honeymoon with the lovely Juliet, if only he could work up the courage to approach her. This impulse was stifled by his mother's disapproval. White Ears thought he just... Sign in to see full entry.
Walnut season is over. The leaves are gone, the tree is an etching against the brightening dawn. The Brick Street troop scavenges tasty morsels hiding like Easter eggs in clumps of unmown grass on the south side of the garage. The human on the north side harvested all the hulls that fell there.... Sign in to see full entry.
One problem - and it's a big one - about trying to buy gifts for distant grandkids is that you have no clue as to what their interests are. So if I yield to popular culture and send Barbie gear to a granddaughter, I risk disappointing her because she's so over that fad and has taken a dislike to... Sign in to see full entry.
I watched the services honoring Rosalynn Carter yesterday on MSNBC. The network had the grace to let it play without commercial interruptions or promos, without a voice over. At one point a granddaughter read a brief love letter from young Jimmy to his beloved wife. It was so sweet, simply... Sign in to see full entry.
We first made friends with the Leydig family the summer before my senior year when we all worked the strawberry harvest for a grower in the valley. Harlan was probably the fastest picker among us, and we were highly motivated to work fast. At a nickel a quart, we could make well over a dollar an... Sign in to see full entry.