President Obama moved to contain a growing political crisis Friday by altering a new birth control rule that had angered Catholics and ignited a debate across the political spectrum about the bounds of religious freedom.
It is just now over one year since Wisconsin State Governor Scott Walker introduced a bill to virtually eliminate collective bargaining for public labor unions, and who required state- and local-government employees to begin paying into their own pension accounts. For this, Walker faces an almost certain recall […]
Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Photo source: Unknown
Quite a bit of activity today at the Westminster Dog Show which included more than your usual brushing, blowing, pampering and pooping of the dogs. First, though, the winner of Best in Show was the Toy Group winner, a Pekingese: Ch Palacegarden Malachy. My house mate, Lyn, was […]
The men’s restroom in the recently opened Rolling Stones museum in Lüchow, Germany, features Mick Jagger’s famous lips-shaped urinals. I am sure most men find them “relieving,” however some women do not. Since the urinals do not include the tongue, some women are offended and see the urinals […]
Saint Valentine’s Day, often simply Valentine’s Day, is a holiday observed on February 14 honoring one or more early Christian martyrs named Valentinus. It was first established by Pope Gelasius I in 496 AD, and was later deleted from the General Roman Calendar of saints in 1969 by […]
This is a photo I took of a hot air balloon flying low overhead. To best see it, click on the image once to enlarge, then again for full size. This is one day of my Project 365: A Photo a Day for a Year. So, please check […]
Democracy – – – – the Final Frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship USA. Its four-year mission: to explore new sources of green energy, to seek and wipe out corporate greed, and to boldly return rights and jobs back to the American people.
Now, don’t poo-poo this idea for a Valentine’s Date…. The sweet scent of sewage may not sound romantic, but for lovers of urban infrastructure, the Department of Environmental Protection is offering a Valentine’s morning tour of the Newtown Creek Wastewater treatment plant.
Yes, it was a very moving weekend. Literally. Moved from my little casita into two bedrooms in my dear friend Lyn’s house. I hate moving. Is there anyone who enjoys it? If so, they have to be a masochist. I think I would rather receive paper cuts in […]