I've given up on weight loss!
Friday, February 26, 2010      16 comments

I've been contemplating this decision for awhile now and I believe that it's been quite empowering. Weight loss, in and of itself, is no longer my goal. Becoming stronger and healthier is now my goal--I figure that losing weight can't help ... Read more
Did you ever notice...
Thursday, February 04, 2010      10 comments

Did you ever notice that when people begin a statement with "I hope you..." it frequently ends with them wishing you something less than well? Case in point: "I hope you get what you deserve." When someone says this to you, are you EVER l... Read more
Monday, January 11, 2010      2 comments

I've been having sleep issues lately. Perhaps it's because of the meds my doctor has insisted on. (Nothing more than the usual for my age.) Perhaps it's because of something else. I dunno. I go to bed early and wake up several times d... Read more
R71--Domestic Partnership Law
Thursday, October 22, 2009      5 comments

Washington has a referendum on the ballot called Referendum 71. It is an up or down vote to determine whether or not registered domestic partners should retain the protections already passed by the State Legislature. This referendum is an ... Read more
A death
Tuesday, April 07, 2009      14 comments

My stepson died yesterday. Actually, his body was found yesterday; he died sometime prior to that. He had been living in a "clean & sober" house and was seemingly doing well, fighting his own particular deomons. He was straight and lookin... Read more
A Modest Proposal
Sunday, September 07, 2008      4 comments

Okay--so it's pretty evident that we are engaged in a "culture war" as opposed to a reasoned decision on whose policies are better for our country (and by extension, the rest of the world.) Gather 'round, kiddies, 'cuz I think I've found a way t... Read more
Sarah Palin--the movie!
Tuesday, September 02, 2008      9 comments

I wrote this yesterday, before the news of Palin's daughter's upcoming blessed event. I may have to update it with some sort of virgin birth scene. John McCain's choice in VPs is but an extension of America's fascination with feel-good mo... Read more
Strangely Silent
Tuesday, June 17, 2008      2 comments

I'm sure you remember Pastor John Hagee, one of John McCain's supporters. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina's devastation, Hagee claimed that “Hurricane Katrina was, in fact, the judgment of God against the city of New Orleans” for hosting a... Read more
Dear George,
Monday, May 19, 2008      4 comments

Dear George; (I hope that it's okay if I call you George; I feel as though we are so in touch on so many issues that we're practically soul mates.) After 9/11 I, like the rest of the nation, turned to Washington for real leadership i... Read more
Looking at it objectively...
Tuesday, March 25, 2008      0 comments

So the grandkids were here for Easter. After they left, my husband and I discussed and dissected every word (or, in the case of the youngest, preverbal kid--every smile, movement, or gesture). "Brilliant!" "Talented!" "Beautiful!" Thin... Read more
The Wealthiest Man in the World
Sunday, February 24, 2008      3 comments

My Uncle Ralph has been gone many, many years now, but he was the richest man I've ever met and I was lucky enough to inherit from him. Uncle Ralph was married to my mother's sister. He worked most of his adult life as a janitor at the ele... Read more
Gee Day
Wednesday, January 30, 2008      6 comments

Every group, clan, or family has a history of shared traditions, inside jokes, and rituals--that's what makes them into a cohesive unit. Our family is no different; we celebrate Gee Day. Gee Day is Wednesday in our household. (When we use... Read more
The great indoors
Friday, January 25, 2008      1 comments

I love walking around the lake early in the morning. I enjoy seeing all the same people and their dogs; I laugh at the gangs of squirrels who think that they can intimidate me out of a piece of bread or a peanut; I smile at the ducks who gracef... Read more
Sunday, January 13, 2008      0 comments

I have come to love routine. My walking partner and I walk around Lake Sacajawea just about every morning. It's always the same and yet it's always different. Since we started this in August, we've been through three different seasons and... Read more
An important thing to learn
Monday, December 31, 2007      2 comments

The main thing that I got out of SparkPeople (out of the many, many things) is how important it is to find a buddy to do things with. Robin and I met through Spark last summer and have been walking around the lake in our town 3-4 times a ... Read more

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