Death by Kleenex

Last night, I’m lying in bed, watching the Joplin MO tornado footage on the news, when in the light cast from the TV, crawling up my wall, is this enormous “thing.” Now, I am not one prone to be easily frightened. In fact, my ex-husband was the tough-guy persona on the outside, but at even a whisper of an insect, spider, or snake, he would have been the first one up on a chair squealing…
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Real balloon boy becomes youngest to fly hot air balloon solo at the age of 9

Bobby Bradley reached a new height this morning after becoming the youngest person to fly solo in a balloon.  The 9-year-old took off at dawn in Tome, N.M., near Albuquerque. He was joined by three other balloons in his brief flight as family, friends and a crowd of 50 supporters cheered him on from the ground.  Bobby landed safely after about 26 minutes in the air. Bobby already has 30 hours of flight experience with…
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Google’s odd search results

I’m sure we have all seen the odd drop-down search results that Google will automatically pull up based upon the number of searches previously done on that topic.  So thought I’d have some fun and see what the majority of some searches are… “Why does….” So kids being turned on by their mother is occurring enough to be in the top 5 searches?  Are they all named Oedipus? “Telling someone….” Is this before or after…
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2011 Year of the Cicadas: Cicada Recipes

With 2011 being the year of the 13-year Cicada in the south, it reminds me of the summer of 1987. I was water-ski instructor, camp counselor up in Decatur MI at Lake of the Woods.  That was also the summer of the 17-year Brood X Cicada.  During the last part of my summer there, the trees literally roared with their “singing”, and the shells crunched underfoot as we walked across the lawn and fields. So,…
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While My Guitar Gently Weeps

George Harrison, While My Guitar Gently Weeps From Wikipedia: “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” is a song written by George Harrison. It was first performed by The Beatles for their double album The Beatles (also known as The White Album), featuring the lead guitar of Eric Clapton. The song was ranked #135 on Rolling Stone‘s list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time“, #7 on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time, and #10 on their list of The Beatles 100…
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Pig Paper: Canada 1975 Issue No.01, The Who coming to Toronto

The Pig Paper was Canada’s very first self-published music fanzine, and for twelve years reported not only on the birth of that country’s independent music scene, but came to exemplify and epitomize the very DIY ethic itself. Beginning life in the early Seventies as record-hunting correspondence between founder/publisher Gary Pig Gold and his oldest friend, Doug “Rock Serling” Pelton, the first Pig Paper to be made available to the public was a mock-concert program sold…
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