Wednesday, August 26, 2009
And President Reagan was going to start a war!
Monday, August 24, 2009
The little girls were all over her! Hugging, "WELCOME BACK!!! WE MIIIIISSED YOU!!!!"
I never saw such a welcome outside of returns from deployment- and plenty of them are less enthusiastic than this one was. Whatever their histories, these were some serious pals.
So they sat down and had a catch up conversation, which quickly settled to the best sort of talk between friends- easy, like they had just been apart for a couple of days. (I wasn't listening on purpose, they were close by.)
I don't know where the absent one had been, or what she was to the younger ones, but I really liked the little slice of human joy and connection they showed everyone nearby.
Thank you, random strangers, for a little reminder of one of the best things about being human!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
I've probably been forced to spend forty thousand dollars on health insurance over my working life. An ordinary tea pot would hold every suture, bandage, and pill-including aspirin-, that I've ever used. All the medical care I've ever had wouldn't cost two thousand dollars. I have yet to reach my deductible amounts.
Your health care is as much your business as whom you choose to marry.
I must be nearly unique- I haven't heard this view expressed.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
No comment necessary on this event:
A man bled to death when he was impaled on a large shard of glass after throwing his girlfriend through a shop window in a street row.
The 30-year-old victim was seen arguing with the woman in the Regent Street area of London's West End shortly after 2am today.
Witnesses told police he hurled the woman against the window of a branch of Banana Republic up to three times.
After several blows, the glass shattered and the couple fell through, leaving the man fatally wounded.
He is believed to have suffered injuries to an artery and bled to death...
The woman, also 30, was taken to hospital for treatment to multiple cuts, none of which are thought to be life-threatening.
Lots of giggles, though.