Monthly Archives: November 2011

Kindness and Light

“As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.”  (Mary Anne Radmacher) Sometimes it’s too easy to slog along in a sticky goo of curmudgeonly-ness.  After all, the world is going to hell in a … Continue reading

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Black Friday

The word is that the Occupy Wall Street movement’s next big “event” will be sit-ins at retail stores on Black Friday.* “Black Friday” is the uniquely American term designated for the day after Thanksgiving (this year, November 25) when stores … Continue reading

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Leaves

There’s a bit of wind today and thus the Autumn-covered leaves are spinning about in the air, whirling their way down to the sidewalks and streets. My two younger cats are enthralled — awed by all the flying, flitting objects … Continue reading

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Waterboarding

If “undocumented immigrant”  is Progressive-Speak for “illegal alien,” then why doesn’t the equally dumb 1984-ish euphemism “enhanced interrogation” mean “torture”? I became aware of this bizarre double-standard while listening to the Republican debate on Saturday evening. The subject was the … Continue reading

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Friends

There are “friends” and then there are friends. Friends are the ones who stick by your side through summer and winter and no matter which way the autumn wind is blowing. A friend is someone who can pick the conversation … Continue reading

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Occupy Cat Lap

Well, it’s Autumn and the weather is finally cooling down, it’s pitch-black outside at 5pm again and it’s time to throw an extra blanket on the bed. This is also the time of year when my three cats suddenly find … Continue reading

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