I'm one of the lucky ones. I was born here -in the United States of America. I cannot imagine what it must be like to live in a country where my very life is at risk because I am female, or because I was born with a disability, or because I don't subscribe to a religion. I cannot imagine what it's like to look at my child, and mourn her future because she happened to be born in a poverty stricken country.
My little family hosted a party for a friend of ours. She's celebrating her one year anniversary for starting her own business. She also wanted to do something to thank all of her clients who have stuck by her during such a tremendous transition.
Irreligiosophy is a fantastic podcast I've been obsessively listening to for a month or so now. It's hosts are Chuck and Leighton, both ex-Mormans now turned atheists. Oh, but they are so much more!
However, be prepared for your PC-I.V. to stop flowing. They don't sugarcoat much, and have been criticized more than once for their no holds barred style. Although I don't agree with everything they say, I find them, among many things, quite refreshing.
Since switching to FIOS, I've been unable to watch LinkTV. Now, I only watched their featured documentaries plus two other shows regularly: World Music (I miss it so much!) and Mosaic, a program featuring various news reports from broadcast stations throughout the Middle East.
Imagine my happy surprise when I found two Mosaic podcasts available on Zune Marketplace; Mosaic Intelligence Report and Mosaic: World News from the Middle East. Now, having viewed Mosaic before, I knew what to expect....lots of America-bashing. However, a certain report from Beirut made me particularly furious yesterday.
The report began with the statement, "The disasterous outcome of America's war on Fallujah exceeds their attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki."
It's been crazy here lately. We're hosting a big party in a couple of days for a friend of mine, and we're down to the wire on time. There are so many issues I would like to jot down some thoughts on (politics, education, friendship, dumb house related issues, podcasts I find interesting), but it's going to have to wait.
So I've been playing with the blog design a bit. My first post makes absolutely no sense now, but its new-found randomness makes me chuckle.
I'm not sure I'll keep this new version either. I love the colors, the earthy pottery, but it's very busy, not to mention font-color-unfriendly in a few spots.
I am bummed about the whole "Gadget" deal, though. Two of my absolute favorite sites don't have one, and I don't know if I have it in me to learn how to make them on my own. Oh, and I can't believe no one has made an Oscar Wilde quotes gadget. 0.0 Stupifying...
Until I can figure out how to create gadgets on subjects and sites that I -and, I'm hoping, you- like, I'll just list links while I go.
I believe there's something for everyone at all of these sites. I hope you give them a try.
Oh, and on the subject of cool sites & people, I would be remiss if I didn't mention the one who's fault it is that I now have a Blogger page -not to mention my new-found interest in skeleton keys, gears, and hot pink cameos. If you've ever puzzled over what your cat is really thinking, you now have the option of learning the answer. Be careful what you wish for, and enter the realm of...
Within the last couple of years, our family has lost our matriarch (my grandmother, Grace), her younger sister (my Aunt Dorothy), and just yesterday, my -great- Uncle Homer. Since our family is now spread across the U.S., both my grandmother and great aunt had to wait awhile for their memorial services.
Aunt Dorothy's memorial was this morning. For various reasons, a number of us had to attended via mobile phone. Sounds just awful, doesn't it?