Saturday, November 13, 2010

Mr. Peabody

a.k.a. Buddy

i've been volunteering at the animal shelter for about two months now. i cannot begin to express how marvelous and rewarding an experience this is. i believe i get more from the animals there than i give. that's a whole other story.
since my birth, to age 18, our family always included a dog or cat and once both at the same time. at age 18 i set off. i didn't have a pet again until ten years later when i became a cat person. i had cats for 25 years.
i haven't had a pet for a while now. until Mr. Peabody. Buddy for short.
it was a day like every other. i was walking dogs, doing laundry, and socializing cats. then it happened. i walked by kennel 52. there he was. it was, as they say, love at first sight. we just knew. we were meant for each other. i took him for a walk to learn a bit more about him and his behavior. he was awesome. he is awesome.
he is essentially a mini-me, laid-back, calm, low-key, loving, sweet, blah, blah, blah.
not to mention our eyelashes.
this is a new beginning for us both. he was a stray. i was ready for a dog/son.
it's only been three days. he's been fixed so no beauty parlor for him yet. that's planned for november 24th. he'll get the works. already he has more toys than i think he knows what to do with. and yet, can a dog ever have too many toys?
stay tuned.
peace and love.
if you can, please adopt a pet from an animal shelter.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

links of the day



Sunday, September 26, 2010

the good ol' days

i remember, amazingly so, when rinsing the soap off my body in the shower was as easy as 1-2-3. a few simple twists and turns and BOOM, squeeky clean.
things have changed, and so have i.
i can't understand why now, at my age, it has become increasingly challenging to rinse the soap off myself. i do have a few theories.
1 - either i'm bigger or the shower shrunk. i have an easier time of it in my outdoor shower where i can move, stretch, and reach unspeakable places with ease.
2 - perhaps the soap has become denser and more clingy? i don't know.
3 - i have a few more places now where soap likes to hide and loiter.
4 - maybe i'm just using too much soap?
5 - well there could be a five. i'm thinking about that.
at any rate, i LOVE my outdoor shower. i have room to move and stretch about! there are no walls to confine me. i don't bang my elbows or toes or head on anything. and i can see the stars at night!
i suppose i could eliminate the soap all together, but i'm not quite there yet. a good soapy shower does us all good i think.
in the meantime, stay tuned. i'll keep you posted from time to time.
sunday, september 26, 2010
palm desert, california
109 degrees

Friday, September 10, 2010

site of the day

Oh Boy!


Friday, September 03, 2010

I'm there!

Internet Petitions Stephen Colbert To Hold 'Restoring Truthiness' Rally At Lincoln Memorial
Huffington Post, September 3, 2010 | 3:17:53 PM (EST)

A grassroots campaign has begun to get Stephen Colbert to hold a rally on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to counter Glenn Beck's recent "Restoring Honor" event. The would-be rally has been dubbed "Restoring Truthiness" and was inspired by a recent post on Reddit, where a young woman wondered if the only way to point out the absurdity of the Tea Party's rally would be if Colbert mirrored it with his own "Colbert Nation."

Now with its own website and Facebook group with over 8,000 members, the call for Colbert to hold a rally is spreading through the Internet like wildfire. Aside from being a satire of Beck's rally, the petition claims the rally is necessary because, "Recently our nation has suffered a truthiness drain.
The website gives a history of the newly founded movement, with links to news stories and a poster for the rally, which proposes the date "10/10/10." The website also states:

"Restoring Truthiness is a true grassroots movement propelled by YOU, the citizens of the internetz. Our goal is simple: Petition Stephen Colbert to hold a Restoring Truthiness Rally for the American people."
Given Colbert's love for his "Nation" and ability to satirize the Right so effectively, this almost seems like something Colbert would have thought of himself. While he is on vacation at the moment, it will be interesting to see if he addresses the petition when he returns to host "The Colbert Report" next week.

Those interested in furthering the movement have been asked to join the Facebook group, spread the word, or email for more information.

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Friday, August 27, 2010


HAMBURG -- A BBQ dinner of wild boar and beer, held for President Bush four years ago, is at the center of a lawsuit to be decided in Germany next week.

In 2006, on his way to the G8 Summit in St. Petersburg, Bush toured Germany's Baltic Coast. Later in the evening, he was treated to a feast of wild boar with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the northern town of Trinwillershagen. At the time, the only protests regarding the BBQ came from a few hundred anti-war activists who greeted the president on his arrival.

But when it was reported that the BBQ's bill came to a reported 8.7 million euros, one taxpayer felt he'd been overcharged. Using Germany's freedom of information law, he filed a request to see the exact breakdown of expenditures.

Read the whole story: Washington Post

Thursday, July 15, 2010

thank you argentina

another step toward equal rights for all

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Friday, June 18, 2010


and you say your life is difficult?!


increasingly i hear from people who cannot afford to live in america. they can no longer afford the basics. and health care?! that is a whole other bloody mess.

more and more people are moving to another country. and why not? if your life is better there, then i understand why people are leaving here.

still, it seems more people come to america than any other country.

i have toyed with this idea myself and it is frightening. i was born and raised in america and the thought of living someplace else is, well, completely foreign to me.
as foreign as shooting a deer. i've never done either.

i have no idea what the stats are about americans living abroad. i am sure they are significant. i do know this stat. more people leave israel than move there. and by the way, israel is a country that offers tremendous benefits to those wishing to move there. so does mexico, china, panama, thailand, etc...

i haven't seen much of the world outside america. i've been to mexico for sure, and possibly canada. i can't remember. i cannot say if life elsewhere would be better. i would have to live someplace else for a year, at least, to even form an opinion. i've lived in america for 56 years and i love it here, but perhaps i love it because i haven't lived anyplace else? i don't know any better.

i hear italy's awesome! new zealand too!

like with all of life, there is good and bad with everything. i am positive this applies to living abroad even though i've never lived abroad.

but the main point here is, it is an option.

life is full of options and choices.

good luck with yours.


Sunday, June 06, 2010


Wednesday, June 02, 2010


500th POST!

you simply can't make up a better story than this!


Sunday, May 23, 2010

good and bad

as with everything, there is always good and bad.
hopefully more good.
we'll see.
stay tuned!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

OK by me!

Sunday, May 09, 2010

I Can

I Can
Or Soapy Water
Things I can do…

I can go slowly.
I can say I am a SAG member.
I can be silly.
I can still grow hair on top of my head.
I can change the world, starting with myself.
I can sit on the front porch swing listening to and watching the birds.
I can conserve.
I can read.
I can shop when necessary.
I can feed myself.
I can often be social.
I can live just fine without alcohol.
I can play.
I can occasionally understand other people.
I can pretend.
I can cook (in my opinion).
I can change.
I can sleep at night.
I can use a cell phone.
I can miss a meal.
I can honestly say I never inhaled.
I can clip my own fingernails.
I can stop and smell the flowers whenever I want.
I can see the ocean sometimes.
I can have a really good BM most days.
I can chew my own food.
I can surf the Internet fairly competently.
I can remember my name, today.
I can speak a very little Spanish.
I can overeat.
I can swim.
I can live with less.
I can concentrate sometimes.
I can make a positive difference in this universe, one person at a time.
I can write pretty well sometimes.
I can laugh at myself.
I can make the time to watch the sunrise and sunset.
I can definitely live on a cruise ship.
I can help people.
I can fail.
I can find peace.
I can create art.
I can drive a golf cart.
I can remember where I’ve been.
I can always use a Popsicle.
I can usually smell a rat.
I can seem vague.
I can care about others.
I can be happy 99% of the time.
I can take care of myself.
I can remember where my shoes are.
I can text.
I can go the distance sometimes.
I can party.
I can do my own laundry.
I can feel sorrow.
I can go kite flying when it’s windy.
I can be sedate.
I can try.
I can get up out of bed every morning 99% of the time.
I can heal myself.
I can recycle, reuse, and reduce.
I can forgive.
I can only go forward.
I can smell and taste.
I can remain silent.
I can understand some things.
I can go to the movies every week.
I can eat whatever I want.
I can be a taxicab driver twelve hours a day.
I can walk alone when I want to.
I can hear the wind.
I can use my mind.
I can be still.
I can walk to work.
I can generally tell a fake.
I can sometimes find what I’m looking for.
I can enjoy new experiences.
I can be blind.
I can believe in world peace.
I can sew, kind of.
I can never hurt anything.
I can walk to the park across the street whenever I want.
I can volunteer.
I can be compassionate.
I can sit with my eyes closed.
I can be patient.
I can afford to do whatever I want.
I can take a shower indoors or outdoors.
I can talk with almost anybody.
I can see.
I can make music.
I can clearly see where I’m going most of the time.
I can sometimes say the wrong thing.
I can wear whatever I want.
I can count to my age.
I can be flexible.
I can give to charity.
I can pray.
I can be polite.
I can see misery and pain.
I can have fun.
I can probably survive anything.
I can write another 600 words, but do you really want me to?
I can call my sisters anytime I want and probably get their voicemail.
I can survive a tornado.
I can skate a marathon.
I can shoot the breeze.
I can spell.
I can tell you where to go.
I can find a needle in a haystack.
I can learn.
I can grow.
I can play blackjack.
I can end this here and now.

682 words.

frank landfield
palm desert, ca
Mother’s day, 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010


Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Thursday, April 22, 2010

dirty dishes

this is mostly about what i can't do, and less about other things.
i cannot leave dirty dishes in the sink overnight UNLESS they're submerged in soapy water so that when i finally do get around to washing them it will be easy.
i cannot use something and NOT return it to the place it belongs.
i cannot go to bed angry, hurt, or upset. or smelly.
i cannot sleep on an airplane.
i cannot cancel an appointment.
i cannot be late.
i cannot listen to nonsense.
i cannot have a conversation with a brick wall.
i cannot go to the beach without some expectations.
i cannot go to the beach without going barefoot.
i cannot remember the next thing i was going to say.
i cannot forget the first time i shot and killed another living creature.
i cannot inline skate any longer. LOVE my hips in one piece too much.
i cannot understand what that tea party is all about.
i cannot figure out our tax system.
i cannot recall the last time i was sad.
i cannot quite accept that i don't have as much money as i deserve.
i cannot remember the last bet i won.
i cannot find my keys. just kidding! of course i know exactly where they are!
i cannot look forward to going to the dentist.
i cannot imagine planet earth ever at peace.
i cannot stop volunteering.
i cannot attend a kid rock concert.
i cannot be accepted into the armed services. something about flat feet and not being able to do a sit-up, push-up, or pull-up.
i cannot see a thing without my glasses.
i cannot hear myself snoring. as far as i know, i don't.
i cannot wear my hair too long.
i cannot get off coke. original formula.
i cannot give up my screen actors guild membership. one day...
i cannot live in new york city unless my apartment costs ten million dollars, or more.
i cannot live in los angeles.
i cannot drive so well at night.
i cannot speed.
i cannot intentionally lie.
i cannot eat spicy thai food more than ten minutes away from a clean bathroom and shower.
i cannot walk a marathon, yet!
i cannot see my great-niece too much.
i cannot help people enough.
i cannot donate too much money.
i cannot transform without visiting israel.
i cannot go back.
i cannot change dramatically from who i am.
i cannot tell the future.
i cannot figure out soduku.
i cannot believe i am 56.
i cannot wait for universal health care.
i cannot stand rude people.
i cannot walk by a can without picking it up.
i cannot live in clutter.
i cannot shovel snow.
i cannot shop at target.
i cannot take too many cruises.
i cannot be responsible for the actions of others.
i cannot afford some of the toys i desperately want.
i cannot hate.
i cannot overpay for anything.
i cannot waste my time. or yours.
i cannot think of much else i cannot do although i know there are many.
i cannot end this without saying...

on YouTube under "franklandfields"

palm desert, california
april, 2010

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

link of the day

shame, shame, shame

shame on you virginia.
i will officially boycott your state.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

please help if you can
this is an organization that WORKS!

Thursday, March 25, 2010


is coming!
stay tuned!


yes we can and we did


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

green zone

great movie.
i endorse it.
i recommend it.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The "Oh My!" File

Richard Lardner, Associated Press Writer, On Tuesday March 16, 2010, 11:51 am EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Feds are on Facebook. And MySpace, LinkedIn and Twitter, too.

U.S. law enforcement agents are following the rest of the Internet world into popular social-networking services, going undercover with false online profiles to communicate with suspects and gather private information, according to an internal Justice Department document that offers a tantalizing glimpse of issues related to privacy and crime-fighting.

Think you know who's behind that "friend" request? Think again. Your new "friend" just might be the FBI.

The document, obtained in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, makes clear that U.S. agents are already logging on surreptitiously to exchange messages with suspects, identify a target's friends or relatives and browse private information such as postings, personal photographs and video clips.

Among other purposes: Investigators can check suspects' alibis by comparing stories told to police with tweets sent at the same time about their whereabouts. Online photos from a suspicious spending spree -- people posing with jewelry, guns or fancy cars -- can link suspects or their friends to robberies or burglaries.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a San Francisco-based civil liberties group, obtained the Justice Department document when it sued the agency and five others in federal court. The 33-page document underscores the importance of social networking sites to U.S. authorities. The foundation said it would publish the document on its Web site on Tuesday.

With agents going undercover, state and local police coordinate their online activities with the Secret Service, FBI and other federal agencies in a strategy known as "deconfliction" to keep out of each other's way.

"You could really mess up someone's investigation because you're investigating the same person and maybe doing things that are counterproductive to what another agency is doing," said Detective Frank Dannahey of the Rocky Hill, Conn., Police Department, a veteran of dozens of undercover cases.

A decade ago, agents kept watch over AOL and MSN chat rooms to nab sexual predators. But those text-only chat services are old-school compared with today's social media, which contain mountains of personal data, photographs, videos and audio clips -- a potential treasure trove of evidence for cases of violent crime, financial fraud and much more.

The Justice Department document, part of a presentation given in August by top cybercrime officials, describes the value of Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, LinkedIn and other services to government investigators. It does not describe in detail the boundaries for using them.

"It doesn't really discuss any mechanisms for accountability or ensuring that government agents use those tools responsibly," said Marcia Hoffman, a senior attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

The group sued in Washington to force the government to disclose its policies for using social networking sites in investigations, data collection and surveillance.

The foundation also obtained an Internal Revenue Service document that instructs employees on how to use Internet tools -- including social networking sites -- to investigate taxpayers. The document states that IRS employees are barred from using deception or creating fake accounts to get information, a directive the group says is commendable.

Covert investigations on social-networking services are legal and governed by internal rules, according to Justice Department officials. But they would not say what those rules are.

The Justice Department document raises a legal question about a social-media bullying case in which U.S. prosecutors charged a Missouri woman with computer fraud for creating a fake MySpace account -- effectively the same activity that undercover agents are doing, although for different purposes.

The woman, Lori Drew, helped create an account for a fictitious teen boy on MySpace and sent flirtatious messages to a 13-year-old neighborhood girl in his name. The girl hanged herself in October 2006, in a St. Louis suburb, after she received a message saying the world would be better without her.

A jury in California, where MySpace has its servers, convicted Drew of three misdemeanor counts of accessing computers without authorization because she was accused of violating MySpace's rules against creating fake accounts. But last year a judge overturned the verdicts, citing the vagueness of the law.

"If agents violate terms of service, is that 'otherwise illegal activity'?" the document asks. It doesn't provide an answer.

Facebook's rules, for example, specify that users "will not provide any false personal information on Facebook, or create an account for anyone other than yourself without permission." Twitter's rules prohibit its users from sending deceptive or false information. MySpace requires that information for accounts be "truthful and accurate."

A former U.S. cybersecurity prosecutor, Marc Zwillinger, said investigators should be able to go undercover in the online world the same way they do in the real world, even if such conduct is barred by a company's rules. But there have to be limits, he said.

In the face-to-face world, agents can't impersonate a suspect's spouse, child, parent or best friend. But online, behind the guise of a social-networking account, they can.

"This new situation presents a need for careful oversight so that law enforcement does not use social networking to intrude on some of our most personal relationships," said Zwillinger, whose firm does legal work for Yahoo and MySpace.

Undercover operations aren't necessary if the suspect is reckless. Federal authorities nabbed a man wanted on bank fraud charges after he started posting Facebook updates about the fun he was having in Mexico.

Maxi Sopo, a native of Cameroon living in the Seattle area, apparently slipped across the border into Mexico in a rented car last year after learning that federal agents were investigating the alleged scheme. The agents initially could find no trace of him on social media sites, and they were unable to pin down his exact location in Mexico. But they kept checking and eventually found Sopo on Facebook.

While Sopo's online profile was private, his list of friends was not. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Scoville began going through the list and was able to learn where Sopo was living. Mexican authorities arrested Sopo in September. He is awaiting extradition to the U.S.

The Justice document describes how Facebook, MySpace and Twitter have interacted with federal investigators: Facebook is "often cooperative with emergency requests," the government said. MySpace preserves information about its users indefinitely and even stores data from deleted accounts for one year. But Twitter's lawyers tell prosecutors they need a warrant or subpoena before the company turns over customer information, the document says.

"Will not preserve data without legal process," the document says under the heading, "Getting Info From Twitter ... the bad news."

Twitter did not respond to a request for comment for this story.

The chief security officer for MySpace, Hemanshu Nigam, said MySpace doesn't want to be the company that stands in the way of an investigation. "That said, we also want to make sure that our users' privacy is protected and any data that's disclosed is done under proper legal process," Nigam said.

MySpace requires a search warrant for private messages less than six months old, according to the company.

Facebook spokesman Andrew Noyes said the company has put together a handbook to help law enforcement officials understand "the proper ways to request information from Facebook to aid investigations."

The Justice document includes sections about its own lawyers. For government attorneys taking cases to trial, social networks are a "valuable source of info on defense witnesses," they said. "Knowledge is power. ... Research all witnesses on social networking sites."

But the government warned prosecutors to advise their own witnesses not to discuss cases on social media sites and to "think carefully about what they post."

It also cautioned federal law enforcement officials to think prudently before adding judges or defense counsel as "friends" on these services.

"Social networking and the courtroom can be a dangerous combination," the government said.

Link to Justice Department document:

Sounds a bit like a novel I read once. 1984.
Whoever is reading this, thank you.
And I've moved.

Friday, March 12, 2010


What The Hell Are You Talking about?!

For years now I’ve been hearing people say:

“You’ve gotta find your purpose in life.”

And I’ve asked:

“Why? Why not simply live each and every moment to the fullest?”

For as long as I can remember people have told other people that it is vital they find “their purpose” in life. I took a different approach. I believed my purpose would find me.
And as it turned out, it did.

But enough about me, and more of what this essay thinks it is about.

Purpose. What is it? What is it not?
What other words can be found from within p-u-r-p-o-s-e? Rose; sup; pose; pup; purp; rope; pop; and probably more. Let’s deal with what we have, one word at a time.

Rose: Is there any sweeter smelling flower? There are certainly many flowers that smell as sweet, but sweeter? This only you can decide.

Sup: As far as I know, this is slang for: “What’s up?!” Cool people use this word a lot. I use it myself sometimes, depending on whom I’m speaking with, but that is a whole other essay.

Pose: “to adopt a particular physical posture for a photograph or painting, or position somebody or something for this purpose”. There’s the word! PURPOSE. “to pretend to be somebody or something else”.
Enough said.

Pup: Who doesn’t LOVE a pup, short for puppie?

Purp: As far as I know, a purp is “somebody responsible for a crime”. I think it’s also spelled “perp”.

Rope: They say if you give a person enough rope they may very well hang themselves. I don’t know anything about that.

Pop: Remember when we called our Fathers, “Pop”? Remember when we called a can of Coke, “pop”? Oh, the good ol’ days.

But just what does any of this have to do with purpose? I don’t know. I think one of the reasons people tell us we must find our purpose in life is because they are still looking for theirs. I think. I’m not certain. This is a lifelong journey of discovery.

Why do people become doctors? Is it to help heal people? Is it to earn a good living? Is it because their Jewish Mother told them to become a doctor, or else?! Yes, yes, and yes.

Why do people become plumbers? Is it to help people? Is it to earn a good living? Is it because their Father was a plumber? Is it because they just LOVE dealing with shit? Yes, yes, and yes.

Why do people become musicians or actors? Is it because they enjoy bringing the joy of music to people? Is it because they want to lead a life never knowing where their next paycheck is coming from? Is it their calling? Do they want to help people through theatrical performance? Yes, yes, and yes.

And why does somebody want to be President of the United States? Is it because they want to make a positive difference? Is it because they want to help people? Is it because they feel obligated to serve their country? Is it because they have a vision and a calling and a purpose? Yes, yes, and yes.

We are all called to something.
Most of us are called to something.
Some of us are called to something.
A few of us are never called.
A select few can’t hear the phone ringing.
There are those among us who never answer the phone.
Tiny minorities of us don’t have a telephone.
Can you believe that?

Whatever your purpose in life, I’m pretty sure it involves helping other people. Or at least it should.

By helping other people, we help ourselves. This fact cannot be escaped. Like it or not we are all interconnected. So find your purpose, or let your purpose find you, and always remember to have a good time each and every moment, no matter what situation and challenge you find yourself in.
By doing this, your purpose truly will be realized.

Or not.

March 12th, 2010
Palm Desert, California
On the Road To Purpose

Friday, February 19, 2010

good news

this is a step in the right direction.
one day we may all really have equal rights.
we must continue in that direction.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

latest project

it has come to my attention that returning college students 50 and over are in need of financial assistance. if you'd like to donate, please contact me. 100% of your donation will go directly to students 50 and over. thanks. peace.
760-617-7666 = PHONE
760-469-5771 = FAX

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Necessary Arrangements?

Advance Planning?
Or just necessary arrangements?

My dear friend Hugh Bonnell always said:
“Ain’t none of us gettin’ outa this life alive.”
And he was right. He has now gone on to the next one.
We all will. You can call it whatever you want. Death. Passing. Transformation. Molecular rearrangement. Judgment day.
Yada, yada, yada.

At some point, trust me, take this one to the bank, (unless you’ve cut that same deal I have with El Diablo) we will all die. It may happen tomorrow thanks to a drunk driver, or it may happen many years from now, hopefully after you’ve had endless days with your grandchildren, have savored your golden years, and have reached the age at which you’ve simply had enough. Personally, I’m planning for eternity. The realist inside me screams:
“Do it now!”
And so I am investigating my choices.
There are nearly as many ways to handle your final wishes, as there are grains of sand on the beach. Nearly. You can be buried au natural, no preservatives. Dust to dust. You can have your ashes shot into space, if you can afford it!
You can have your ashes mixed in with concrete, formed into cool shapes, and become the building blocks of a coral reef, although I’m not sure I wanna spend eternity submerged, not that I’ll need to breath. You can be pickled, preserved, professionally made-up and dressed, and entombed in an over-priced casket, and sealed in a concrete vault, for somebody to dig up at a later date. We’re digging up people all the time these days. Or you can have your ashes scattered in a place that is special to you. This is what I’m leaning toward.

So if you pay now, exactly how do you know that your final wishes were carried out? Your executor may help, if you have one. But will you ever know for sure? I’m going to have to get back to you on this one. I probably won’t find out ‘til I get there myself, wherever there is.
Where we go from here is anybody’s guess. We all have an opinion or belief about the after-life. I’m not going to write about that here.

What we do know, on a molecular scientific level is this:
The atoms that are in you now will continue to exist. They will unfortunately be in some other form. Don’t sweat it. You can’t do anything about it. “Don’t worry be happy.”

As I am approaching my 500th word of this expose I will begin to wrap it up since my goal is 500 words.

When your time comes, you have choices. You can let somebody else clean up the remains of your life, or you can pre-plan so everything will be as you wish it.
This doesn’t make you a control-freak in my opinion. It’s just necessary arrangements, and it’s also being considerate. So what if a few tears are shed? Just make sure you make a positive difference now!
503 words.

Peace and Love,
frank landfield
palm desert, california
February 6, 2010


Published: February 5, 2010

WASHINGTON — Without leaving home, Sarah Palin will be able to reach much of her political base, courtesy of a soon-to-be-built television studio in her living room paid for by her newest media patron, Fox News. From her house in Wasilla, Alaska, Ms. Palin also sends missives to 1.3 million Facebook “fans,” writes newspaper columns, Tweets and signs copies of her book for donors."

(insert your opinion here)

Friday, February 05, 2010

good idea

it's always a good idea to pay your property taxes.

worth signing me thinks

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


what do you think?

Friday, January 22, 2010


i think i'll stick to walking, swimming, reading, watching TV, writing, bird-watching, and napping/meditating.
i wish him all the luck in the universe, and then some.

Friday, January 15, 2010


"JP Morgan Chase reports $3.3bn profits
JP Morgan Chase offices
JP Morgan is the first US bank to report fourth-quarter results

Wall Street bank JP Morgan Chase has reported profits of $3.3bn (£2bn) for the last three months of 2009.

That compares with profits of $702m reported at the end of 2008 at the height of the financial crisis.

Total profits for the year were $11.7bn, the bank said, with investment banking providing the bulk of the earnings.

Staff compensation - made up of salaries and bonuses - totalled $27bn for the year.

Investment bankers earned $9.3bn in pay and bonuses."

i am baffled. i don't get it. they made $11.7 billion for the year? they gave out $27 billion for staff compensation? i don't get this! does this mean if i earn $1,000, i can spend $2,000?
somebody PLEASE explain this to me!
thank you.


Wednesday, January 13, 2010


if you'd like to help:

thank you.

Saturday, January 09, 2010

make a positive peaceful difference

if you are so inclined:

Tuesday, January 05, 2010


Sunday, January 03, 2010

shaking my head
i am ashamed, disgusted, angry, sad, and so much more.
whoever did this MUST be held accountable.