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jennifer-kathleen-gibbons's picture
Apr.08.2014
Today marks a milestone in baseball history: Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s record in home runs forty years ago. It was amazing of course because he did the impossible, but also because the months beforehand Aaron received racist threats and anger for even trying to break the record since he is...
jennifer-kathleen-gibbons's picture
Sep.24.2013
Friday marked a huge anniversary for women. I was a space cadet and missed it. Okay, I truly couldn’t help it. Dad had an appointment at the VA and I went with him. The appointment ran late, so I was left in the waiting room with Fox News blaring on the television set. After an hour of hearing...
earl-merkel's picture
Jan.23.2013
From our "C'mon: We All Saw This Coming" -files, a sad li'l peanut of a story... "He was always kinda a loner, always muttering about some "little red-haired girl..." http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/voice-actor-charlie-brown-arrested-calif-18290451 -- Earl Merkel (POSTSCRIPT: ...
mark-j-janssen's picture
Nov.22.2012
  When I was a child we lived in a house that looked like an old Dutch farm house.  Since we were one of the few families in town who were Dutch, it made sense. The house was a crazy quilt.  Our basement was like an old root cellar.  To go there we had to go out the back door,...
barry-eva's picture
Feb.23.2012
  Comic srtrips could be said to go back to the caveman drawings in caves, though in England the start of the modern day type strips in papers goes back to the likes of Rupert the Bear which started in the Daily Express in 1920. The following years complete papers or “comics” were produced for...
dale-estey's picture
Jan.04.2011
  I was late getting out to feed Mr. Squirrel and the bird hangers-on. And (admittedly, kinda on purpose) I hit Mr. Squirrel with a peanut. It bounced off his side. He didn't lose a second in picking it up and dashing it away. He didn't even chatter at me. I retreated from the wind and cold to...
dale-estey's picture
Dec.25.2010
  A murder of crows, that is. To say nothing of the three colourful blue jays which flitter and scream, plus an errant starling and the happy but intent sparrows. The chickadees are de rigueur. Mr. Squirrel thus has much to contend with. To be fair, the crows were there first - with more of...
dale-estey's picture
Dec.18.2010
It was feeding time among the conifers. An insistent squirrel (known as Mr. Squirrel, as he insists upon respect) was awaiting his peanuts. Mr. Squirrel daily awaits his peanuts with much fanfare. He chitters and chatters. He races across the ground. He races up the trees. He races down the trees...
heather-catherine-hogan's picture
Feb.21.2009
My children and I left for Chicago from Oakland Airport yesterday with anticipation and excitement to see my sister, their aunt, my nephews, and their cousins.  I was not supposed to travel with my kids.  We have to move next week, and there is a lot to get done.  At the last minute I decided I...