My buddy. He lives in the iris patch. (Photos by Steve Rawley)
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Because I Said So
“Life gets a little trickier as you get older; it just does…. When my first child was born, [director] Costa-Gavras said to me, ‘They break your heart every day,’ and I thought, ‘Oh,that’s just so perfectly European and negative and I love having this baby. He fills my heart every day.
The New York Review’s collection is a beautiful selection of titles. Really nice gifts for children, grown-ups, or yourself. Reading all weekend, happy :) – nancy
…with my students and at our house:
(Photo by Steve Rawley) My garden buddy.
…plus some titles I’m planning to read them next week! happy reading, y’all. – nancy
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My son, talking about his late, great-granny’s funeral: “It was the best ever.” Why’s that? “We had donuts!” Steve: “And up in heaven, Margie is smiling.” We like sweets. (Photo by Steve Rawley)
that’s all. (Photo by Steve Rawley)
We’re on spring break this week… happy!!! (Photo by Steve Rawley)
Here’s my cat, waiting for the bird to fly back into his mouth. Steve took it away, mean guy that he is. (We think it lived.) (Dang cat.) (Photo by Steve Rawley)
Here’s what I’m reading this week:
(Photo by Steve Rawley) I got this note from my husband last week, as the kids and I were heading out to dinner and the movies: love you back, see you later, enjoy the show and please keep hands and arms inside until the ride comes to a complete stop. And that kind of sums [...]
(Photo by Steve Rawley) * busy taking care of kids * house * yard * spring is almost here!!!!! hello, narcissus, i love you. * cooking * paying bills * going for walks * watching movies * working * but not blogging much. What’s up with you? me
(Photo by Steve Rawley) This pic pretty much sums up everything you need to know about our cat, Baby.
Hey smarmy Seth MacFarlane and idiots from the Onion, You want to fight? Sure. How about you go out in the street and practice falling down for awhile, first. Like we used to say in my old neighborhood: Two hits. Me hitting you and you hitting the floor. It wouldn’t even take a hit. I [...]
(Photo by Steve Rawley) Russell Brand on addictions and 10 years clean (from an interview with Ellen DeGeneres): “Certainly it’s true, Ellen, that there are challenges. It’s just a tendency. If you’re naturally inclined to take drugs, or have problems around food, or problems around ‘How’
(Photo by Steve Rawley) “As freely as the firmament embraces the world, / or the sun pours forth impartially his beams, / so mercy must encircle both friend and foe.” — Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller, poet and dramatist (1759-1805)
(Photo by Steve Rawley) I’m ready for summer spring, but I’m really enjoying all the good pix Steve is capturing this winter. Have a good week everyone! – wm
Duke: “The lights are growing dim, Otto. I know a life of crime has led me to this sorry fate, and yet, I blame society. Society made me what I am.” Otto: “That’s bullshit. You’re a white suburban punk just like me.” Duke: “Yeah, but it still hurts.” – from the movie “Repo Man
At the International Cat Show, Portland, Ore., Jan. 27, 2013. (Photo by Steve Rawley) “Love Is Not Concerned” Alice Walker “love is not concerned with whom you pray or where you slept the night you ran away from home. love is concerned that the beating of your heart should kill no one.”
A new post from Steve. QOTD from Erin Hoover Barnett, a “communications” person for PPS: “…and an inappropriate thing would be for us to say it’s OK for kids to be in situations where we’re not giving them what they need.” OK, then. How about PPS fires Barnett and Matt Shelby, and u
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“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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LuLu, aka Wacky Cat 1, we will miss you always. Love you, sweet girl.
from Arrested Development (“Let ‘Em Eat Cake”): Michael: Dad sold houses to the Iraqis, didn’t he? This is what you kept from me so I could take the polygraph test. Tell me the truth, okay? ’Cause there’s been a lot of lying in this family. Lucille: And a lot of love. Michael: More lies.
…first you’ll have to pry my gun from my cold, dead fingers… if those kids had been armed they wouldn’t have been shot… it’s all the mother’s fault, she was single… guns don’t kill people, single mothers kill people… 2nd amendment guar-an-damn-tees me my right to A
(Photo by Steve Rawley) “To hatch a crow, a black rainbow Bent in emptiness over emptiness But flying” – Ted Hughes
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