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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

To Cruise or not to Cruise

My wife watched the story unfold on TV, the video of a luxury liner lying on its side prompted her comment, “well, I’m never going on a cruise ship again!” Many of us are probably thinking the same thing right about now but this is undoubtedly one of the best times to go. Cruise lines are going to... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 13, 2012

The very nature of war as seen on the news

Wars seem to get high and mighty mantles thrust upon them. Protection of freedom. Aiding allies. Preventing terrorism. Granted, all these are well and good intentions, its just that war is hell, just ask anyone who has served in combat. First “thou shalt not kill” is trampled under the rug and from... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Controversy over yearbook photo

Sydney Spies, high school student and aspiring model finds herself amid the swirl of controversy concerning her choice of photo for the school yearbook. It has been called “racy” and “suggestive.” While the yearbook student staff allegedly made the decision on their own, it does seem a bit odd that... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Bloggers are not journalists?

Bloggers are not journalists Of course we’re not, we’re bloggers and as such we do not hold ourselves to the high standards of journalism. We generally don’t adhere to the Associated Press style guide lines. I am, however, adhering to those style guidelines for the sake of this post. I recently read... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Rainer National Part Killing PTSD related

Several people were wounded and one park ranger killed in a shooting rampage that began at a house party in Skyway Washington and ended in Mount Rainer National Park. An Iraq war Veteran suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder appears to be lying dead in the snow. The mother of his young child... Sign in to see full entry.

Los Angeles Arson Suspect “hates America”

According to Good Morning America, a German national has been arrested in the string of as many as 55 arson fires. A deportation hearing against his mother a week and a half ago may have been his motivation. GMA goes on to say “…a second suspect was still being detained by authorities and... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

No writer’s cramp

What makes one think they are a writer? Why would anyone be interested in our musings? These are the things we must not let ourselves think of. By this time in our lives, we probably have been told that people like our writing. With me it started in high school, but a grasp of the language was with... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, December 26, 2011

TSA confiscates cupcake

A cupcake became the center of the effort to keep the skies safe of the United States of America. I’ll admit, it must have been a little suspicious, that is to see a cupcake in a mason jar. After all, who pickles cup cakes? The cupcake was a gift and was purchased from “Cohasset’s Wicked Good... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Shoe debacle

Some shoes are “to die for”, but when that phrase turns real, one has to wonder what is going on. I thought they were some new whiz-bang shoe that had some new high-tech features but it turns out they are a “remake of Michael Jordan’s 1995 shoes.” The shoes sell for $180 in stores, however they are... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A word from the otherwise

Telephone solicitations. Now, with the political scene heating up, lots of politicians are calling. You can usually spot them on your caller I.D. The other day I saw a call from a rather prominent national politician, one running for president. He was calling ME! I could hardly believe my good... Sign in to see full entry.

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