Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night. Copyright: Akashic Books.
Renee Cwiek April 19, 2014 at 01:14 pm
I'm definitely going to add a couple of these to my summer reading list! I recently put the KindleRead More app on my tablet. I wasn't sure how I would like it, but I love it!
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John D April 19, 2014 at 12:51 pm
#Maria I don't believe he hijacked the account. The blogs have continued. He (fake Boss Hogg)Read More just changed his name to mislead people.
Boss Hogg April 19, 2014 at 12:59 pm
I believe the fake Boss Hogg can be tracked to Hazard County, Georgia...was doing some researchRead More myself...
ann leota April 19, 2014 at 02:37 pm
LMAO!!!!!!!!..... wow....thx for the laughs!!!! too many foolish idiots in this world : )
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Boss Hogg April 18, 2014 at 06:20 pm
Yeah, tribble is right, be wary of the imposter Boss Hogg.
bayboat April 18, 2014 at 06:36 pm
* Complete sentences not * Confusing "article" * Drunk or stoned both maybe? * RemedialRead More writing course soon needed
Boss Hogg April 18, 2014 at 06:39 pm
Your mom is Lulu
"Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise."
Arthur DeLuca April 18, 2014 at 01:11 pm
Way back when Lenten regulations required us to fast for the entire Lenten season, Sundays wereRead More exempt from the fasting rule. We also had every Mon-Thurs and Sat being ember days (anyone else old enough to remember this?). These were designated on a religious calendar by a half fish "icon". On those days meat was to be eaten only once and only at the main meal, so no bacon with those eggs. Fridays of course were no meat at all, but Sundays were exempt from all this. As for the giving something up for lent, that never was a RULE of the church - never a requirement. it was the extra length Catholics were encouraged to go. By "encouuraged"' I mean that the priests and nuns (I was a child at the time of these aditional rules) would attempt to guilt us into doing these things. We would hear phrases like "you are not required to do this but no GOOD Catholic would avoid doing this." Come to think of it, I heard this very same phrase from the priests when I was an adult. When the fasting requirements were lowered to just ASsh Wednesday & Good Friday, the same "you are not required to do this but no GOOD Catholic would avoid doing this" was laid on us in an attempt to get us to continue to fast. This has always botherd me about the Church. The Vatican gives us the rules the "can do" and "cannot do", then the local churches try to impose further limits on us; forbidding us from actions the Vatican had okayed. Upon reading what I have just written, I realize know this is what has toughened me up, inured me against those people, whether in authority, such as politicians, or "just plain folks" from forcing me into doing (or not doing) anything I did not feel right, or just plain didn't want to do. I cannot be guilted. And speaking of Monopoly house rules, do you know that the Monoploy rules specifically state that NOTHING happens when you hit free parking/ this means that those who add the house rule are actually violating the stated rules of Monopoly. Sort of like when Congress makes up rules that our Constitution forbids them from making (can you say "Patriot Act"?)
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Proud Hamster April 19, 2014 at 10:51 am
#Gus When ~6% of the dog population causes ~50% of the severe injuries there is a major problem.Read More It's not just that the dogs were not "breastfed" or something. The gene pool is so tainted from these "backyard breeders" it cannot be reversed with a couple of hugs.
Boss Hogg April 19, 2014 at 12:19 pm
So true Hamster, aren't you having the same trouble with the tainted genes in your family tree rightRead More now? Hope that gets worked out, but you really need to start looking outside the family! Praying for you still, happy Easter!
Gus Sotirakis April 19, 2014 at 03:21 pm
Gene pools are tainted from any animal on earth, especially humans. Why is the pit singled out?Read More Humans kill at a far more alarming rate than Pits. Other dogs kill too, pits make headlines. Many dogs are also mistaken for pits. I read an article of a pit killing someone but 3 days later it came out that it was a Doberman. 99 % of the pits out there are perfectly friendly. Pit haters are uneducated in the facts.
My acting chops leave a bit to be desired.
Doria Alberg April 16, 2014 at 08:59 pm
Love it! Look out Meryl!
Julie the Jarhead April 17, 2014 at 07:09 am
Thanks, Doria. We had a lot of fun making this short movie. I'll post a link to the entire piece asRead More soon as I track it down. _____ I'm also going to upload a better version of this excerpt, where the audio and video is sync-ed batter. (I just have to bring it into Final Cut Pro X and re-export it into a more web-friendly format.)
Deal no Deal game: at Passport Control
Julie the Jarhead April 16, 2014 at 10:29 am
Quote: We should mention, however - as the the article also notes - that "any challengingRead More activity that requires you to learn a new skill, from basket weaving to ballroom dancing, counts." _____ Very true! The specific advantage of learning a new language is that it is practical in our multicultural society!
Peter Rettig April 16, 2014 at 12:01 pm
Julie, you are quite right! And we like the comment of one of our local "senior" users:Read More But GamesforLanguage is nothing short of spectacular – optimally suited for grown-ups attempting to learn a new language. Although I’m still at the early stages, I must say that your overall approach seems ideal for ‘‘senior minds’ – the light-hearted vibe perhaps the perfect milieu for what might otherwise be seen as a rather onerous exercise. Some years back I used the Pimsleur German audio tapes, and although they were fairly good for the technology of the time, they can’t compare to your playful challenges and visuals. The more light-hearted the better!
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Nancy Gilberg April 18, 2014 at 09:45 pm
Jesus, is this ridiculous blog still happening?
Gus Sotirakis April 18, 2014 at 09:48 pm
JD You're 100% correct about the person walking the street. It's the owner of the dogsRead More responsibility. The mass breeding of the Pit Bull has also contributed to the problem. A big contributor to this Pit Bull mania was Sports Illustrated. In 1987 they put a pit baring its teeth on the cover with the headline "Beware of this dog". This attracted a lot of types of people that wanted them. Gang members sought the breed in droves. Back yard breeders began over breeding because the demand was so high. Many of these dogs were abused, abandoned and became sought after for the ring. To make them meaner they would pump them with steroids, beat them, chain them with heavy chains around their necks all day to make them stronger and force them with hours of exercise daily. It is human scum that have made Pit Bulls the problem. The monsters are humans not these wonderful animals. Joe R why don't you add the most savage of those animals to your list, humans.
Gus Sotirakis April 18, 2014 at 11:29 pm
The Pit Bull story repeats in a 1/2 hour at midnight tonight on Nat Geo Wild with Cesar Millan.
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