Friday, December 31, 2010

My Manga Girls

The girls are now addicted to photobooth. I think we may need a second computer!

Only an hour to go before midnight here. We're all trying to stay awake. Keep your eyes wide open!


Monday, December 27, 2010

Twinkly Lights

I finally put the deer up yesterday--I wanted to get them out there before the snow came. When the snow did come, it wasn't as much here as we had hoped, but it was still very beautiful. The girls and I strolled the neighborhood last night in the fierce wind, then came into the warm house for cocoa and cookies.

Joys of the Season.


For Echidne

I was reading this article over at Echidne's, and I thought of some of these scenes from my daycare some years ago.


Monday, December 20, 2010

Lunar Eclipse on the Winter Solstice

I hope I wake up in time to dance...

(h/t WGG)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Everyone Needs To Hear This

(h/t DWD)

For those who missed it, here are some excerpts from the brilliant speech Senator Bernie Sanders from Vermont gave on the Senate floor last Friday. I have never heard so much truth spoken in the Senate before. Teabaggers talk about taking back their country and I don't know what country they mean. The country I want to live in is the one where speaking the truth isn't seen as an act of bravery, but as an everyday occurrence, where our representatives in Congress and throughout federal and state government act in the citizens,' not the corporations' best interests.


Friday, December 10, 2010

Obama and the Sanctimonious

I'm feeling so discouraged, I sit here fantasizing about how to organize some action. I had visions of bank sit-ins. Then I thought of our country's for-profit health care system. For me, this is the most painful outrage of all, even worse than the obscene cash heist of the incredibly widening class divide. I can live a happy life without a lot of money, but I, and my family, can't live a happy life without adequate health care. It disgusts me that the rich fat cats in Washington, and their minions around the nation, can legislate death and misery for us, while basking in tax-payer-provided excellent health care for themselves. So I pictured hundreds of people showing up at the doctors' offices and hospitals that serve the wealthy, and sitting-in with our sole demand being equal treatment for our illnesses. Then this scene popped into my mind of the lepers hounding poor put-upon Jesus. "Don't crowd me!" he cries, and I hear Obama's whine.