aka the Unbearable Dogness of Izzi.
When my dog Isadora was still a tiny pup, I wrote about being a dog slave. I had been enjoying almost five years of dog freedom (after my big friendly Keylo Malamute died in 1996.) Training a puppy was definitely an adjustment: teaching her to use her doggie doors, walking on a leash, behaving (she never did learn that), food and treat schedules, and worst of all cleaning up after her. I was looking for that 2001 piece just now, but can’t find it. I did find the original of “The Divine Hamburger Lesson” (that one is included in Seeing Clearly. ) That was a later lesson on tolerance and letting go. I was in a mood to rant and rail just now about caring for an elder dog , until I found this (something I wrote in 2008) and a reference that blows my mind: Continue reading →
a blog ahead of it’s time! (Cryptically speaking, that is.) As for early blogs, how about the Zen Blog (circa Y2K) I tried the “way back” machine for a link, speaking geeky, but no luck. I actually started my online journey here -> CompuServe (especially the CB chat rooms.) And, let’s not forget the ever popular AKSbook.com site with the galactic fave: AKS Errata page! (inside Dickhead j/k)
This blog has a lot of errors on the older posts. Oh well. Hey, JC, what was the widget with the ability to post to Medium at same time? (this is so “dev” communicating with you here, HA!)
Regardless of whether you are a flag-waving, Trump supporting #MAGA maniac or a #BlueWave #Impeach #Resistance activist (or anywhere in between), we all must accept that some of the most extreme political #DirtyTricks were deployed during the US 2016 Presidential Election. Even worse, it continues and involves YOUR information.
50 million FaceBook accounts were exploited, Continue reading →
17 people– a dozen of them kids– are dead in another school shooting.
No one has called it a Valentine’s Day Massacre yet, but it is.
Since the Columbine shooting (in 1999), 150,000 students have experienced a shooting at their school (according to @jaketapper @CNN.)
WE LET THAT HAPPEN BY ALLOWING TO HIJACK OUR DEMOCRACY AND BUY-OFF LAWMAKERS. — tweeted Igor Volsky
of @GunsDownAmerica and Thinking Cap Podcast. Continue reading →
It’s so easy to call something we don’t like or understand “stupid.”
I find myself constantly calling our factually-challenged POTUS “stupid”, but it’s labeling and name-calling and gets us nowhere. Here’s why:
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It is incomprehensible that so-called POTUS Trump thinks with a few meaningless words he can call for unity? We’ve been watching this movie for a year now– “Liar, Liar: Groundhog Day Version.” The only words he could utter that would be worth hearing is an honest apology. Awareness, acknowledgement and acceptance <<< the true Triple A >>> is the only path to unity. What we really want is #justice.
Right now, we are NOT the “united” states and we have no equality. We’re the most divided I’ve seen since the days of draft dodging and war protesting under Nixon. Our Russian-puppet POTUS has done NOTHING in the past year to heal the gaping divide of people and politics. He panders to the states where he “won” (conned them) and punishes the states who dared to vote against him. Where are the “States Rights” Republicans now? TrumpWorld wants to deport and detain everyone who isn’t part of their agenda. Reminder: that’s only one-third of US voters. Trump and Comp. see the #BlueWave2018 coming. So this State of the Union Miller-written piece of propaganda isn’t worth the wear and tear on my ears and definitely not my eyes. Yech Mr. Piggy! (he once called a beauty contestant in one of his pageants “Miss Piggy.” Just typical “presidential” name-calling.)
Update: Here’s one of the opposition responses from Senator Bernie Sanders. My #LastWord: Why not a female Senator this year? (for the Official Response?) #SotU2Male NOW it’s time for #NOW and we say it’s about time!