Monthly Archives: June 2011

don’t touch that button

Betty was sweating. Not that you would notice. Her hair was perfect. The perfect lines of her polyester uniform were still crisp. The only visible sign was the faint sheen of perspiration on the back of her neck. But the … Continue reading

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Hollow Comfort – Honoring Victims of Torture

Today, June 26, is the day set aside by the UN as an International Day of Support of Victims of Torture. Support is offered through care, recognition and celebration of the over 200 recovery and rehabilitation centers for torture victims … Continue reading

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change

It’s funny that I have been having so many conversations with people about change on the Internet lately that I have suddenly been forced to make a decision to make a change of my own. Change, of course, can be … Continue reading

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pick pick poke poke

I have been wandering around for days, not working on certain things that have to get done this week (and considering the ones that need to get done in the next 5 or 6 months). I have been engaged in … Continue reading

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of mice and trains

MK is taking to heart my repeated mantra of “and in the house, watched by a mouse” and bringing in little mice friends again. I made an effort last night to put her and the mouse back out of the … Continue reading

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now boarding at gate 32

I mentioned yesterday that if you have been following this blog for a while, you know that if Jane and Jim have shown up the Panic Sisters will be deplaning soon. It is the start of another Presidential election cycle … Continue reading

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Jane and Jim (and Mark too)

Jane and Jim are sitting in the sun at a local café. Jane is sipping a vegan latter and snacking on an organic, gluten free cookie. Jim is having a bottle of sparkling water (that donates 1 penny toward a … Continue reading

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the art of vision

Yesterday I ran from 4 in the morning until about 11 at night. That is what the entire week has been like, not a bad thing, just not something I really care to repeat on a weekly basis. And despite … Continue reading

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welfare queens

There are certain myths that we cling to despite endless amounts of proof that shows that what we believe is not real. One of the reasons that we do this is that mythology allows us to place something within a … Continue reading

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Out of Reach: The Housing Wage

In Rhode Island, you would have to work 40 hours a week, 52 weeks of the year, and earn $19.16 per hour (after taxes) to be able to afford a basic two-bedroom apartment in a relatively safe area. This is … Continue reading

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