sticky fingers

mini mouse

Quote o’ Day

Just a few minutes ago Kajsa informed Chris that
“Every hand gets sticky from time to time…with a jellybean.”

From time to time???

Who is this child? And how did she become so astute?


One year ago today…

September 5, 2005: official Barbara Bush day.

"Almost everyone I’ve talked to says ‘we’re going to move to Houston.’"  Then she added: "What I’m hearing which is sort of scary is they all want to stay in Texas. Everyone is so overwhelmed by the hospitality. 

"And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway, so this — this (she chuckled slightly) is working very well for them."

The apple sure doesn’t fall far from the tree, does it?


Well that was random.  It’s ten ’til ten tonight and Chris just looked outside to find a small herd of cattle in our yard.  (We live in free range land.) 

We opened the window and, of course, proceeded to moo at them.  In fact, I attempted to take a picture, but the flash didn’t go off.  I would have tried again, except that Chris and Kajsa had walked out to gawk, which led to Kajsa squealing, “Hi, Cows!!!” 

It wasn’t exactly a stampede.  But they didn’t dawdle either.

morning sounds

The rain is coming down with such a sense of urgency. One can’t help but feel the sky is trying to make up for time owed the ground.  He calls to her with loud thundering bellows – as his fingers, quick as lightening, tap tap tap in hopes that she will answer him with fruit. 



The evil empire
is at the door. Even if you do boycott the SprawlMart
stores, they may be finding a new way to get into your pocket, anyway – banking.

Although the overblown, corporate slave driving, mega-mart

“Wal-Mart is absolutely and
unequivocally committed not to engage in branch banking,”
Jane Thompson,
president of Wal-Mart Financial Services, testified at the first day of the
hearings. “In fact and in practice, Wal-Mart is clearly committed to supporting
community banking, not undermining it.”

I don’t believe it for a New York
second. SprawlMart is not
exactly known for its habit of playing by the rules. And I for one
am disgusted…if not a little scared.

Is there anyone out there who doesn’t yet know that SprawlMart is
evil? I mean even the WalMartians we
spot wandering around looking for the best deal on humongous cases of diet
soda, must realize somewhere deep down where those low costs are coming
from, right?

Just in case, I urge you to find out more. Talk to people about dignity,
and civil liberties. Heck, even if you disagree with me, talking
about it helps all of us to come to a place of greater understanding and
cultural self-improvement. At least
that’s what I think. How about you?


Some days I feel that my blog is just not hard hitting
enough. Or perhaps it is simply too
specialized. In either case, perhaps I
should take my example from these
fine folks. After all, their tagline is:

Because you don’t get
much more universal than that.