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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Who is Jay Bybee? He's a federal judge (life appointment) on the US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. Yes, that very same Ninth Circuit that hears cases in Pasadena (among many other places). Who is Jay Bybee? He is the guy who signed off on the so-called "torture memos" while he was at the Office… Continue reading Impeach Jay Bybee
Oh, who am I kidding? There was never a thrill in the first place! I wouldn't know what was going on in Topix forums except I occasionally receive e-mails from people who want to let me know that I'm a hot topic of discussion. These people also want to confirm that I don't post on… Continue reading Topix Discussion Forums: The Thrill is Gone
Best when read aloud. Insert your own vowels to suit. That first line happens to be the sound my mother makes when stifling a burp. I Found a Poem at the DMV E P T F L F L E P T T F L E P P T F L E L E P… Continue reading Found Poem at the DMV
We didn't make it to the Gila Cliff dwellings as I had hoped. One must look at the larger context here---The Scout was driving from Arkansas in the "late model" Oldsmobile Intrigue that his mother gave him ("late model" meaning, in this case, "no longer in existence"). He'd spent three weeks with his mom helping… Continue reading Very Large Array
I have spent quite a bit of time in the mental health units of a couple of Oregon hospitals. Not as a patient, mind you, and not as an employee either. I like to call it 'patient advocate.' My mother is 73 years old and is bipolar. She has been in the hospital multiple times,… Continue reading Mother’s Mania