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Hawaii – it’s nice but

Hawaii seems to be a great state. Honolulu seems to be a great city. But… and this is a major but… have those people lost their minds when it comes to traffic? I lived in NYC and it wasn’t as bad as it is on any highway around Honolulu anytime of any day or night. Build yourselves some decent infrastructure or mass transit that isn’t a joke amongst the population which, I sensed after listening to many conversations, is the consensus on the new rail line being built.

But other than that, great place.

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Back from three days in Paradise

Well, actually three days in Hawaii. For those of us who prefer our heaven to be cold and not hot, it was not exactly paradise except for those two beautiful boys I got to hang with and rediscovering my long lost college roommate. Imagine our surprise when we both realized that neither one of us had changed a bit since we last saw each other sometime in the Summer of Love. That’s our story and we’re sticking to it!

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Get Smart was smarted than we imagined

Remember the Cone of Silence from the TV show Get Smart. Whenever Max needed to be sure no one was listening in, the Cone of Silence would drop over him. Well guess what folks – the silly TV show was more prescient than we’d imagined. It has now been revealed that when the president travels, he travels with a tent that can be erected anywhere and into which he goes when he needs to have private communications that can’t be bugged. The tent blocks or scrambles anything trying to listen in. The imagined Cone of Silence has become the real

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What is wrong with this picture?

One of the suggestions in Parade Magazine last Sunday for helping out our troops on Veterans Day was to buy them cushioning helmet pads for a $35 donation to operation-helmet.org.  I may be wrong about this, but doesn’t that sound like something we should be issuing to our soldiers as SOP? I mean, seriously, IEDs are the new weapons of choice in our wars of choice and yet we don’t automatically provide something as simple and cheap as $35 cushioning pads for their helmets? Does our government, does our military, get much stupider than that?

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Pretty in pink…

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The princess in all her pinkness. Admit it. This is a helluva lot more fun than contemplating what those idiots in Congress are doing at any given moment… or those idiots in the White House… or those unbelievable minds that brought us corporations as people. God save us when viewing a picture of a dog in pink is the relief we all need.

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In case you didn’t see my posting on Facebook

In case you didn’t see this posting when I put it on Facebook, I’m repeating it here because my heart is still smiling from it.

Here’s what’s so wonderful about living in Alaska and even more wonderful about having lived in Bush Alaska. I got a letter in the mail today from my Vet Clinic, College Village Animal Clinic. I go there because Dr. Basler used to be a vet in Barrow and when I got here, I knew I trusted him. Apparently an old Barrow friend, Jeslie, brought his pets to the clinic while here in town. And, because

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The Fearsome(albeit loving) Threesome

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My Aunt Adeline who taught me that no “handicap” should ever hold you back.

My Aunt Ida, my godmother, who taught me how to be the best godmother possible.

My mother, who was one of the strongest women I have ever known which is probably why we fought so hard.

With them showing us (my siblings, my cousins) how to live, we had no choice but to turn out well. We were scared not to.

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A warning to older women

Feeling hormonal surges when you see Gibbs on TV? Or when you see an old boyfriend, you know, the one that got away? Well, just be careful. Those hormones caused all of us to make some of the most disastrous decisions of our lives. Just because we’ve gotten older doesn’t mean our hormones have gotten wiser.

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