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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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First day at the pool continued

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Against all odds, they learned how to swim from one end of the pool to the other. Allowing themselves to be blown dry was a totally different issue. They were so outta there.

Want your dog to enjoy the same fun on those cold days when walking is so hard for them. Go to Alaska K9 Aquatics on W. International Airport Road. Call 677-7946 for details, prices and an appointment.

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First day at the pool

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Their first day at the pool begins with hugs of reassurance that no one will ever leave them alone to sink or swim. It is followed by a discussion among the affected parties as to how much they will poop in mom’s bed that night to show their appreciation for this interesting experience.

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Falling back

Would someone please come and explain this concept of daylight savings time and turning the clock back an hour to my birds and dogs. They apparently don’t quite grasp it. I stayed up an extra hour on Saturday night to revel in the change. They got up an extra hour earlier on Sunday morning, totally unimpressed with the concept of magically changing time based on government fiat. Perhaps they’ve followed the government’s recent debacles and figured they shouldn’t pay attention to anything it tries to do.

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