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

Saturday, October 6, 2018

STORY FROM THE CENTER (WYOS, THURSDAY)

JEEPERS & OTHER CHILDHOOD FRIENDS Washington State is a squarish state, divided from north to south by the Cascades. The western half is cool, damp, forested and exposed to the Pacific Ocean while the eastern half is hot dry desert. They’ve irrigated it now, but when I was a kid the open areas were... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, October 5, 2018

BENEATH CONTEMPT

It is one thing when a randy teen-age boy doesn’t take ‘no’ for an answer, and quite another when a grown man makes sarcastic, denigrating remarks about women who survive assaults but don’t report it until years later. We could make allowances for a kid who thinks sex is just another game where he’s... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

MINIMUM DAILY REQUIREMENT

If you’re feeling chilled and it’s 78 degrees in the room, if your skin is dry and your hair is thinning, if you’re frequently exhausted even when you haven’t done much – it’s possible you have a low-functioning thyroid. The thyroid – located at the front of your throat – is a small but mighty gland... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

TRUTH, JUSTICE & THE AMERICAN WAY

From early in childhood I’ve been aware that girls and boys are not equal in this world. Didn’t know the whys and wherefores then. But I saw that boys got balls and bikes and other active toys. They wore comfortable clothes so they were free to play games, run races and ride bikes. We girls got... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

ABOUT THE NOMINATION

It was beyond uncomfortable to watch the Judiciary Committee hearing last week, both the testimony of the high school classmate of the nominee who claimed he had assaulted her, and his vehement denial. She was, as the President said, credible. The nominee didn’t help himself when he got... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, October 1, 2018

BILLY GOATS GRUFF

Trolls: 1. I remember reading a story about three Billy Goats Gruff who had to go over a bridge to get to a grazing meadow. Under the bridge lived a vicious troll who would climb up and attack travelers as they got halfway across. Apparently the troll had killed and eaten a number of young goats who... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

ICING ON THE CAKE

It would be beyond naïve to think that any president’s appointment of a jurist to the Supreme Court is apolitical. Anyone who’s gone to the trouble of getting elected has an agenda. How Jane Q. Public feels about the current political climate depends on her own experiences and expectations. There... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

THE LIVING BOOKS PROJECT

About half a block up and across the street from The Main Street Community Center is another place that focuses on service. That place is now a part of the Lewis & Clark Community College, known as the Mannie Jackson Center for The Humanities, originally the Lincoln School. Mannie Jackson is a... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, September 28, 2018

THE WRITE GROUP

I figured there’d be a light turnout on Thurs. since the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing with Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser and his rebuttal was to be broadcast live on TV. A few of the writers in the WYOS group follow all things political. One even takes notes of the evening CNN and MSNBC shows and... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

NO CIRCUS TODAY - SEND HOME THE CLOWNS

I just don't find politics amusin' any more. So if it "ain't my wife, ain't my life" I'm gonna turn the back burner down to low, let the pot-kettle debate simmer on its own. * * * On Tuesday I got to the DMV about a quarter of 8:00 a.m. to find twenty desperate souls already in line. Some were glum,... Sign in to see full entry.

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