Well, as I sit here writing this (Tues.) - Hurricane Isaac is headed toward New Orleans. It is only a Category One - thank goodness - but it is possible it will do much damage in the way of flooding waters. We, here in Arkansas, are expected to get several inches of rain on Thursday [...]
As I sit here and write this column, I look around and see all my cats (well - not all of them cause they are not all in my bedroom, thank goodness) but I see several of them laying around my room, some on my bed staring at me, some asleep on my bed, some [...]
Well, the Olympics are over - finally. I say that because, really, could you believe how long the opening ceremony was and then how long and somewhat confusing the closing ceremony was? Do you say, “That was so British?” I don’t know - but I did watch many, many, many hours of Olympic coverage of [...]
Well, can you believe it is just a few days until school starts? It begins August 20th - so you kids are on your last few days of summer! Hope you’re having fun or just getting ready to go on vacation.
I was thinking last night about all the vacations I’ve taken - and that hasn’t [...]
it’s hot, hot, hot and then some!!!! BUT - instead of whining about that - I am going to talk about a diversion - the Olympics. I have really been enjoying watching the Olympics on NBC. It was a strange opening night on Friday - typically British - as a friend of mine observed - [...]
The world was shocked to learn Friday morning, July 20th, of the terrible massacre of movie-goers in Aurora, Colorado. Suspect James Holmes, 24, a former PhD candidate in neurosciences, has given no motive for the 12 people that were murdered by gunshot wounds and 58 others who were injured - some critically. Holmes allegedly entered [...]
Do you ever feel like you’re just not in sync with the universe? You know - you feel like you’re driving with the emergency brake on (and it works). I can’t say that I feel that way a large portion of the time but off and on I do. I feel like I’m just [...]
I was looking at my cats the other day - the many I have in my “exercise” room - and watching how they interact with each other. It is so funny but also can be correllated with human behaviour, I think. My cats are like an episode of Survivor. They form alliances, teams, friends and [...]
This is a holiday week and it gets very confusing around here when we have to go to press a day early. I didn’t announce it in the paper last week because I kept thinking, “we might not be able to do that.” But, we are doing it and we will go to press on [...]
I may have written about this before but maybe not. At any rate, I think it is worth writing about again - if that is the case.
What am I talking about? Health care for everyone. I believe that 50 years (or less) from now, we’ll look back at this time in our history and say, [...]