Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Thurgood Marshall On Trial: Republican Senators Use Elena Kagan's Supreme Court Hearing To Trash Her Mentor (VIDEO)


I've been toiling on this idea for years without coming up with an answer. I hope people will wake up from their apathy soon.
About Elena Kagan
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Language and Who Owns It

Recently saw an article dealing with language. I've always noted that English is like a shark--it takes in everything that comes its way. Burritos yummy and now in the American English lexicon. The French it seems are none too pleased with all the "borrowings" English has made and is suing. Whether or not the French will follow through, the issues helps to highlight one of the reasons non-native speakers of English have a hard time learning its rules and vocabulary.

Just a thought on a Sunday afternoon.

Friday, June 11, 2010

New Leaf Turned Over

Every once in a while, life changes are very welcomed. Although many people fear an empty nest, I am welcoming it. I must admit that I owe my youngest child--a woman now--many thanks for the new appreciation I have for a more solitary but life affirming life.

I grew up in many different environments and as an only child I learned to acclimate to what I had even if I occasionally envied cousins who lived elsewhere. Over the past few decades I have come to be happy in an environment that is quiet yet near friends and activities I relish.

Sunday a daughter left, Wednesday carpets were cleaned and the process of creating a new space for writing and crafting has begun. I can't wait to see what I wind up with.

New Program Starting with Exercise from Huffington Post