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Oct 8th 2010 3:04AM I have over 200 letters from Vietnam filled with "longing," and "missing," and "my wonderful wife," along with a wedding ring I wore for 20 years inscribed with "forever," 3 books of journals I wrote just to make it through to the next day after he left for my best friend, and pictures of a life of a little family of three that could have made it, but for some twist of fate or failure, didn't. "The saddest words of sword or pen are but the words 'it might have been.'
Jan 7th 2010 6:21AM Doug, I meant to give you all 5 stars, but my mouse slipped! So sorry - and I can't fix it. (a metaphor for what I'm about to say, actually) As a woman left by someone who found his "soulmate," it made me feel a bit vindicated to hear someone say, "cringe worthy moment" in regard to Governor Sanford's declaration of finding his soulmate. Too bad he couldn't find his children and wife as such.
Aug 12th 2009 1:31PM My understanding is that the whole concept of the program is not to "prop up the already bailed out automobile industry" but to get gas guzzling cars off the road! Our '91 Toyota with 265,000 miles would not qualify as a clunker even though the sunvisor is off, the door handle doesn't work, and the tranmission is ready to go. Why? because we get 29 miles to the gallon! Am I complaining? NO! We purposely bought that car because of our desire to Not be a part of polluting the environment, to do our part in decreasing America's dependency on foreign oil which is the basis for our involvement in the Middle East and a large part in the cause of wars in which American soldiers dying. Anyone who has a car which helps lessen our need for oil should feel patriotic! It's the right thing to do for our children and grandchildren!
Jul 29th 2009 3:25AM my saddest, deepest regret in life is losing my husband to my best friend - women: consider the sisterhood; men - fix it and if you stray, for heaven's sake don't tell - EVER! f- I lost EVERYTHING - twenty years later I grieve for what I didn't do, what could have been - it's really not worth the pain- nothing can be worth the pain adultery brings
Nov 16th 2007 2:50AM What a mis-handled subject for an obviously gifted writer. I find this piece, while obviously well written from a comedic stand-point, cruel and insensitive! I think you'd call that pimping for a story. The person who was killed broke into some cars, for heaven sake -and came to an excrutiating end of life. When we lose empathy and sympathy we've lost our humanity and have, ourselves, become the predators.
Jul 1st 2007 5:33PM Appetite and Heat:
I've thought about this for years, and intuitively, from merely a layperson's viewpoint, this relationship makes sense.
My reasoning, however, is related to the correlation between heat and appetite. We used to live in Milwaukee and sometimes the summers were so hot (even with Lake Michigan breezes) that there was no relief. On those days, no one felt like eating at all! My mother served very light meals - cold shrimp salad served with watermelon and cantaloupe, etc.
I still feel like eating sparsely when the weather is unbearably hot, BUT now we just stop into a cool air-conditioned restaurant and suddenly the meatloaf and mashed potatoes look just fine to me!
Jun 26th 2007 11:02AM IQ Solitaire is another GREAT game for exercising the brain. It's like regular solitaire, except there are NO NUMBERS. You put US Presidents, or movies, or SuperBowl winners in order. There are several topics and the developers of this game are always creating more. In IQ Solitaire-Presidents you put the Presidents in order (Hoover, Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, etc.) In IQ Solitiare - Academy Awards you put movies in order. (There's a help card to use when you get stuck). It's so much fun! The CD is at available at: http://www.windmillworks.com/catalog/c29_p1.html through Windmill Works Educational Software at http://www.windmillworks.com