Perhaps you have heard about Jacintha Saldanha, the nurse at the London hospital who answered the telephone call from the Aussie DJ's looking to have a bit of a laugh at the British Royal Family's (BRF) expense. Saldanha put the call through to the nurse in charge who then prattled on about Kate's condition to… Continue reading Jacintha Saldanha
Jessica Ghawi, who wrote under the name Jessica Redfield, was a victim of the shooting in Aurora, CO on July 20. She survived an earlier shooting incident at the Eaton Center in Toronto in early June. Her blog post about that event is above.
I can’t get this odd feeling out of my chest. This empty, almost sickening feeling won’t go away. I noticed this feeling when I was in the Eaton Center in Toronto just seconds before someone opened fire in the food court. An odd feeling which led me to go outside and unknowingly out of harm‘s way. It’s hard for me to wrap my mind around how a weird feeling saved me from being in the middle of a deadly shooting.
What started off as a trip to the mall to get sushi and shop, ended up as a day that has forever changed my life. I was on a mission to eat sushi that day, and when I’m on a mission, nothing will deter me. When I arrived at the Eaton Center mall, I walked down to the food court and spotted a sushi restaurant. Instead of walking in, sitting…
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I was fortunate enough to receive a couple of seats to the Rose Parade this year. If you watched the parade on TV and saw the opening musical number, I was sitting near the performers who popped up and belted out their lines. I noticed them before the show started and they had that far… Continue reading Occupy the Rose Parade
I'm posting this prior to the jury's decision (3 October 2011). The tabloids have had a field day with this one over the last four years. Here are three articles that I thought were informative: The Neverending Nightmare of Amanda Knox by Nathaniel Rich Could Amanda Knox Have an Autism Spectrum Disorder? by Maia Szalavitz… Continue reading Amanda Knox Article Roundup
A friendly sage told me that she was going to ignore all the 9/11 ten-year anniversary hoopla. Oh, that I had heeded her advice. But then I read "Goodbye to All That: Reflections of a GOP Operative Who Left the Cult." I can't find any substantial point in this article, written by Mike Lofgren, that… Continue reading Nut Jobs for 9/11 Truth
In an effort to break away from my recent obsession with Words With Friends (here), I thought I would start this holiday morning by reading the New York Times Magazine. I started with the July 3rd issue's letters to the editor. They were all about Sarah Palin and the June 19, 2011 article in which… Continue reading C’mere C’mere C’mere
You'd think that with the 24 hours news cycle and blah blah blah, we'd be hearing more about the nice folks in Wisconsin who are mad as hell and not going to take it anymore. My local papers seem to have a lot more about Libya than Madison. Here's where to go for info: The… Continue reading Too Much, Not Enough