Life in the fast lane--where's the on ramp?

Saturday, May 7, 2022

THANKS, MOM

If my mother were alive today, I’d have something to say to her, beginning with “thank you.” She was not a gentle soul, did not greet her three rug rats with hot cocoa and a chocolate chip cookie when we arrived home from school on a snowy winter’s day. She snapped orders. She wasn’t always... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, May 6, 2022

NO NEWS THIS MORNING

Left the TV and radio turned off this morning. Didn't check my online news feed. I just can't take another day of the endless drips, drabs and spurts of horrible. So this morning I'm focused on the return of the backyard squirrels, a baby bunny I saw in the back yard yesterday, the lovely fairyland... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, May 5, 2022

THOUGHTS ON THE POTENTIAL REVERSAL OF ROE V WADE

This week we learned conservative members of the Supreme Court, with Justice Alito taking the lead, have drafted an opinion - an edict - that would overturn the 1973 Roe v Wade decision. As you know that's the law that made abortion safe and legal for women who must choose that option. If the draft... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TODAY

Today's date is the perfect opportunity for making a horrible pun. I cannot pass up this opportunity. As a Star Wars fan, and because Whoopie Goldberg reminded me this morning on "The View," today's the day to wish everyone well. "May the 4th be with you." Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, May 2, 2022

BROKEN GLASS, part 2

The old woman glanced after them as the two soldiers made their way up the street, keeping her broom in motion. As they turned the corner, she walked into the alley and dumped her bucket in a dumpster. From a window two floors above it a man lifted a window. “Are they gone, Ms. Rivers?” “For now.... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, May 1, 2022

BROKEN GLASS

The two soldiers paced along the deserted streets on the alert for any danger. The bombed out windows several stories up that overlooked their route provided a perfect spot for snipers. So far the streets seemed totally deserted. Not one civilian had stayed behind. They worked their way around... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, April 30, 2022

THE WEDDING PARTY...

We've all been to a wedding where the itsy bitsy flower girl suddenly got stage fright halfway down the aisle and burst into tears, or fled into the row where her mother was seated, seeking refuge. Or where the little ring-bearer got to the altar, but the rings did not. And there's always an aunt of... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, April 28, 2022

JOHNNY HUCKLEBERRY MEETS THE CISCO KID

In May of 1953 I graduated from high school and applied by mail for a job at the phone company in Seattle. This got me an interview and an entry-level job in the head office's mail room (and eventually a promotion to the steno pool). But at 17 Mom felt I was too young to be in the big city on my... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

IF YOU WERE THE RICHEST GUY IN THE WORLD WHAT WOULD YOU BUY?

Twitter? Really? So you could promote free speech? (I find that a bit of a credulity stretch.) In my mind, Twitter has been a tool for manipulation of public opinion. It invites insults, lies, nasty comments, unfounded accusations, and seems to promote weird theories, racism and cultural put-downs... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

WARNING: GROSS TOPIC

NPR: MONDAY. Sometimes a scientist speaking on their specific issue will fail to recognize what effect their narrow focus may have on listeners. I’m giving one speaker the benefit of the doubt, hoping she didn’t intend to come off as completely insensitive. She was focused on the impact of the... Sign in to see full entry.

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