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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2008

SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 2008

Our Police Our Selves

Good evening, Everyone…At last, we begin the hotly-contested thread called Our Police Our Selves, for which an explicit set of guidelines and rules have been written in advance. The purpose of this thread is to promote and encourage discourse and conversations between members of the…

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SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2008

Come sit by the River and Pray...

Good morning, Netizens...We've had a terribly interesting week this week in Community Comment, what is this, our third week and we're still in the top ten SR blogs, as of yesterday? We've covered a lot of interesting and difficult topics and we're still here, writing…

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FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2008

THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2008

Another Day in Paradise...

Here, there and nearly anywhere departments...Here, from the wires of various presses, are the stories that are making news at mi casa this morning, that wonderfully terribly-well managed news we all love and worship so dearly done with just a dusting of irreverence:Katie Couric may…

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2008

TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2008

Late evening reverie...

The New Pioneers: A reverie of sorts...Wall Street Diner (North Spokane) Tonight I was to meet with my beloved and my two lovely granddaughters for dinner, and while awaiting their arrival, I reminisced about a book I read many years ago written about the women…

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MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2008

What do you do with soap slivers?

Good afternoon, Netizens...As completely tempted as I am to attempt to come up with J. Grey's question about UFO's, I have had this threadlet partially completed for the better part of two days now, and I simply must finish it. It will become a new…

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SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2008

Spring weather indeed!

Good afternoon, everyone...Lightning, small hail? My goodness gracious, there was a hailstorm about 20 minutes ago that covered parts of North Division with pea-sized hail. Lightning strikes both South Hill and near North Side. Could it be that Spring is arriving? It's starting to look…

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SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 2008

The call of diversity--many are called...

Good morning, Netizens...In my reverie this morning, and somewhat subsequent to an opportunity yesterday to have coffee with John Olsen, I found myself remembering diversity, such as I knew it to be back in the late 60's and early 70's, and began pondering all the…

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FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2008

Caregiving the Caregiver; or Not

This is a double-edged post. First question: Are you a caregiver? If so, what do you do to take care for yourself?Second question: Did you or are you putting your aged parent(s) into a nursing home or will you care for your loved one yourself?I…

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The Scientology Revolution...

The Art of Scientology...One man's view...Back in the 60's I encountered my first taste of Scientology in their headquarters, Los Angeles, California. I had come down to La Jolla Institute to study at a summer seminar on meteorology and the ocean and on a weekend…

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THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2008

The Art of Human Caring...

Good morning, Netizens...[Originally attributed to Megan K. Scott of the Associated Press]Maybe men had it right all along: It doesn't take long to satisfy a woman in bed. A survey of sex therapists concluded the optimal amount of time for sexual intercourse was 3 to…

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 2008

Introducing a Co-Host

Dave Laird has graciously asked me to help him with Community Comment. I am thrilled to be so honored.I am a sort of shy, introspective, middle-aged woman (I follow the latest theory that 58 is the new 40); single Mom with two gorgeous sons who…

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TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2008

Conspiracy Theory Corner...

Good morning, Netizens...Do little green men really exist?Is this country secretly run by a shadow-world organization that meets in the fourth floor restroom of the Pentagon Building? Is it true that Hugh Hefner is actually the Anti-Christ?Oh, the list could go on and on, with…

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The Sky is falling! The Sky is falling! Is it?

Good morning, Netizens...The newspapers across the nation are cutting back personnel and expenses as never before seen in history. Carla Savalli of the Spokesman-Review predicted this trend before it was front-page headlines, and now the chickens have come home to roost with many prestigious newspapers…

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SUNDAY, MARCH 30, 2008

THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2008

The Morning News...

Good morning, Netizens...I found the following item adorning the web site of one of the “other” newspapers online this morning, and it caused me to consider both the implications of the paragraph, as written, and if the paragraph should be rewritten, how else would you…

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TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2008

Flowers for the innocent...

Good morning, Netizens...Try as I might, I simply cannot fathom the logic behind the juror who sent flowers to Clifford Helm. Of course, there are several parts of the trial itself that defy my logical limitations. Most recently, it defies my logic or my imagination…

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