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Happy First Anniversary

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One year ago today these two sweet dogs came into my life… ok, maybe sweet isn’t the right adjective here. After all, I just found out that Bubba has apparently be using the corner of my living room carpet to relieve herself at night so she doesn’t have to walk all the way to the dining room five feet away to pee on the pads I’ve put down for her. And Carm spends most of the night trying to shove a particularly smelly and questionable Santa Claus doll under my pillow so all those other dogs won’t get it. But

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So here’s how my week went

I’m sitting in my office getting some work done. It’s nice out so I have my office door open so that the dogs can run in and out of the yard at will. Suddenly I hear hysterical yipping interspersed with hysterical barking. I run into the yard to find Bubba has stuck her head between the metal fence and the house and is now stuck. Her butt is wagging frantically as she screams.  Carm, every helpful, is alternately barking and licking her butt as though that will grease her head enough to get her out. I grab her and try

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Oops

I take back what I wrote yesterday. I just saw some of the stuff emerging from under the melting snow. It’s scary. So please, god, feel free to cover it back up until I am strong enough to deal with whatever it was before it spent 9 months covered by snow.

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Seriously

May starts tomorrow. So could we please have the snow all melt overnight so I can at least dream of the flowers I want to buy without feeling totally foolish.

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Why is it

Why is it that some people feel our laws should only be followed when it’s the easy choice to make? But when the choice is difficult…. putting Japanese Americans in camps, pulling American terrorists out of the very legal system that was created to handle crimes by citizens, deciding how long we can keep people in an island prison with no access to justice and no proven charges against them… some Americans, perhaps the same who thump their chests and declare that no one steps on America, are the first to decide the laws should not apply and that we

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There has to be better candidates

Surely Alaska can come up with better senators than those we currently have. You know, people who would not be in the pocket of special interests. People who would vote their conscience and not vote based on their overwhelming need to be re-elected so that they can continue to fatten up at the public trough while denying everyday citizens even a small piece of that pie. People who would not let the NRA rule them like they were just little bitches.

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Let me see if I have this right

Democratic former President Bill Clinton… goes on to found a global initiative to deal with world problems

Democratic former President Jimmy Carter… goes on to work for world peace and build homes for people

Republican former President George HW Bush… retired to his rich compound and played golf

Republican former President George W Bush… paints pictures of himself in his bathtub

Democrat former vice president Al Gore… works on issues of global warming

Republican former vice president Dick Cheney…. continues to scare the crap out of anyone with an ounce of sense or decency.

Hmmm…. 

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Have we become so immune to it?

We read and hear about bombings in the middle East on a daily basis. A wedding shattered by a suicide bomber. A church service. Even a funeral for someone killed by a bomb can get bombed. Given the outpouring of grief we experienced over the Boston bombing, I have to wonder what amount of pent up grief and rage exists in those countries where bombings are a daily fact of life.

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