Just my Thoughts · Politics

Is this a smart thing to say?

I realize the democratic party is worried about getting itself unified if a frontrunner is not clearly defined soon.  But should one of those running for the party’s nomination say that those who vote after March 4, 2008 don’t matter. “Now we’ve got to campaign hard in Texas and Ohio. But after March 4th, I… Continue reading Is this a smart thing to say?

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Northern Illinois University

I wrote extensively last year after the tragedy at Blacksburg, Virginia’s Virginia Tech campus.  It hit home with me as I knew children of friends who attended Virginia Tech.  I had been to the campus while in college. Northern Illinois’s tragedy hits as hard but not because I know any of the students at the… Continue reading Northern Illinois University

Family · Just my Thoughts · School Sports

Another Purple Eagle to NHL

I got a phone call, a totally unexpected one, from my 21 year old daughter last night.  I was in my room getting ready to settle in and wait for the new episode of “Brothers and Sisters” when she called. She is currently a junior at Niagara University.  Until she left for college three years… Continue reading Another Purple Eagle to NHL

Art · Just my Thoughts

Not Just Charms Challenge

This month at the Yahoo! group The Latest Trends in Mixed Media Arts the “Not Just Charms” challenge is to make charms out of game pieces.  Last month focused on buttons.  December was actual charms. I have struggled with this idea.  I have set aside wooden dominoes to make charms out of.  I wonder if… Continue reading Not Just Charms Challenge

Just my Thoughts · Politics

The Situation Room

Jack Cafferty, on CNN’s The Situation Room, just asked the following question:  “If you could choose any former U.S president to lead this country now, who would it be and why? ” I could not get to the computer fast enough to rattle off my thoughts to Jack on this question.  The answer came to… Continue reading The Situation Room

Art · Just my Thoughts · Triple Eight Challenge

February Projects

In the two workshops I am participating in this year – Paper Transformed by Julia Andrus and Celebrate Your Creative Self by Mary Todd Beam – have some wonderful projects for the month of February.  Unfortunately, February is a very short month and very busy so I spent a day doing some paper transformation. All… Continue reading February Projects

Art · Just my Thoughts · Simple Abundance · Triple Eight Challenge

Simple Abundance – Feb 11 – 17

I realize I should do these second time through readings of the daily meditations in advance of the week, not in retrospect.  Anyone who is reading along may not come back to look now for the past week.  I am going to seriously try to do this for the upcoming week later today.  I truly… Continue reading Simple Abundance – Feb 11 – 17