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Gentle Readers, it's a great day. History was made, and it was amazing. Just freaking amazing. Althought bittersweet here in California, where it looks like it's possible Prop 8 might win. Hopefully it might be turned over. However, with Senator McCain losing, this means one thing: We won't see...
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The Jewish Barber (Charlie Chaplin's character): Hope... I'm sorry but I don't want to be an Emperor - that's not my business - I don't want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible, Jew, gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one another, human beings are like...
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The first time I voted for president was sixteen years ago today. I was twenty, and boy,was I excited. I worked for Bill Clinton so I was pretty much jumping out of my skin, wanting to vote. You have to understand, I had been wanting to vote since I was eleven. I wore a Mondale/Ferraro button, and...
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Studs Terkel died today at age 96. As Darlene Arden noted, it was a rough week for writers. We lost two greats, Tony Hillerman and Studs Terkel. I found some quotes from Mr. Terkel, who is probably trying to get people to sing "Joe Hill" in Heaven.   With optimism, you look upon the...
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Gentle readers, we're all tired. I know we are. So that's why I posted this in my videos section:http://www.redroom.com/video/tracey-ullmans-they-dont-know Bonus points for dancing like Tracey.
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I've been feeling odd the past couple of days. I think it's election burnout. And I lost $200 in my 401k. I know, I know, that's not a lot of money. Some people would like to chase me around because well, they lost their life savings. I hate losing money. I hate it with a passion. The Jennifer...
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for Jennifer Hudson   One Secret Thing One secret thing happenedat the end of my mother’s life, when I wasalone with her. I knew it should happen—I knew someone was there, in there,something less unlike my mother thananything else on earth. And the jarwas there on the table, the space around...
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I'm addicted to this new dashboard deal. Now I can see how many visits I have to my blog, and when its has its peaks (anything to do with soaps, Joe the Plumber, and comic strips) and lows (when I'm too busy to write, I put a poem down in its place) When I started this six months ago, I had no idea...
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Dear Mr. Buckley, Ms. Noonan, and Secretary Powell:Wow, you three certainly have made waves lately, haven't you? It began with Mr. Buckley and Secretary Powell endorsing Senator Obama, Ms. Noonan commenting that maybe Govenor Palin isn't qualified to be president yet, well let's just say this: You...
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Mervyn's is going out of business, which made me very sad when I found on Friday. Sad because it's proof this economy is pretty bad, and also Mervyn's has been around since I was a kid, and I've had special ties to the store through the years. When my mom seperated from my dad, she had to find a...
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Ah, Joe the Plumber. You got all the attention last night, pal. However, as Frank Coniff pointed out, what about Josephine the plumber? What, Gentle Readers? You've never heard of Josephine the Plumber? Dear, dear. Let's chat about this ground breaker. Ah, Josephine. She was a tough cookie in a...
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Gentle Readers, it's been a  weird couple of weeks. The economy is wacky, the election is never going to end, and I've had a cold. Also, a couple of deaths have affected the soap opera community. First off, Irene Dailey died. She was Aunt Liz Matthews on Another World, but she was also well known...
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I'm trying to remember who said that comedy is harder than drama, acting wise. It's so true. Look at Jim Carrey. I'll be honest, I've never been a big fan of his comedies. But if a comedy-drama or straight out drama and he's starring in it, I'm so there. When Catherine Zehta Jones was set to be in...
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I had lunch with my dad today at Noah's Bagels in the City. I was meeting him because he decided to give me his cell phone. Let's back up a bit here. A couple of weeks ago he had problems with his phone so he bought a cellphone at a Radio Shack near his house.This shocked me because he hates...
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Gentle Readers, I am sorry for my absence. I have a cold. Not just any cold, mind you. A irritating cold that has left me crabby, tired, and I'm becoming the lady who yells at children for playing and says: "Darned kids!"  I am lazy, and I am feeling like a cuscus. What is a cuscus, you...
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