Earthquake coping

Here’s how I’m coping with the aftershocks that make me want to scream. I put the toilet lid down.

That’s right. When the earthquake struck, the lid was up and my medicine cabinet had its contents dumped into the needing to be flushed toilet. I got the tongs from the kitchen, gingerly picked all the stuff out of the toilet, dumped the tongs in the same bag when all had been removed and placed everything into the trash.

So now, every time I use the toilet, I put the lid down. I do this on the theory that the goddess Continue reading →


I love my friends but…

People who love the Christmas holidays have a very difficult time with those of us who don’t. In their hearts they mean so very well. They keep giving Christmas decorations, Christmas stuffed toys, table top Christmas trees, Styrofoam candy canes – you name it and I promise you those of us who do not particularly like or celebrate this holiday have received it as a gift.

Most often this gift comes with the words, “You don’t have anything for Christmas in your house so I thought I’d give you a little something to put out.”

But here’s the thing. It’s Continue reading →

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I once did columns about the past year

When I wrote for the ADN, I usually did an end of the year column detailing those I thought deserved to be placed in the Infamy Hall of Fame. It was fun because back then we actually had a (somewhat) functioning and only slightly embarrassing federal government.

I thought about that today and realized that I could never do that column today because, honestly, it would take up four pages just listing POS’ idiocy and that of his sycophants. How would I choose who was so bad that they got voted into the permanent wing. I mean, we know POS Continue reading →

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Why do we tolerate this?

The story of the mentally ill man who killed the gardener at the Alaska Zoo is heartbreaking. It’s heartbreaking for both the victim and the perp because it should never have happened. And neither person can really be held responsible when it was our system of caring for the mentally ill that allowed the murder to occur.

The young man accused of doing the killing is mentally ill. His family knew this. They knew he could be violent. They tried everything to help him. To read their story of bouncing from one government agency to another without ever getting the Continue reading →


Ah the aftershocks

So every time we have another aftershock, I find myself saying out loud to no one in particular – “Oh for god’s sake, stop. Just stop.”

It’s as though I think the Earth will respond, “Oh, I’m sorry. Was that bothering you? I didn’t realize. I’ll stop right now.”

That’s probably not how the earth will respond… is it?
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For once, POS got it right

POS blames Mueller for his low approval ratings. He finally got something right. Mueller is definitely PART of his low numbers. And he only has himself to blame.

You see, if you and your campaign have not done anything illegal, two years later there would not still be an ongoing investigation that has nailed half a dozen members of your administration in a variety of criminal enterprises. Remember how many investigations there were of Hillary? Not one indictment no matter how hard the Rs in Congress tried. Now, multiple indictments despite how hard the Rs in Congress tried to stop Continue reading →


The question that must be asked

OK, so everyone in the Christian world, and probably some who are not, know that the colors of Christmas are basically red and green. Yes, you can have silver and gold hanging around the house but it’s the red and green that make it official. They are what let’s us know it’s Christmas.

So the question that has to be asked is why no one told Melania about this. Those red trees that look like a memorial to all the White House blood baths of the past two years could easily be dressed up with some green garland, some gold Continue reading →


Way to go, Alaskans

OK, so maybe every election cycle we send Dopey Don back to Congress. And maybe we actually think cold and snow are desirable weather conditions. And maybe we think bunny boots can be part of a formal wear ensemble. But here’s what we also do – we take care of each other.

For those of you in the outside world who haven’t noticed, there was no rioting and looting here after the earthquake. What there was, what Alaskans did instead of looting and rioting, was open up their homes and hearts to anyone who needed help, from shelter to food Continue reading →


I got the message – you can stop shaking now

The earthquake was bad enough. But the aftershocks are killing me. Every time my stomach calms down and my nerves relax and my B/P drops from astronomical to merely scary, another shake happens and everything starts up again. I think the earthquake center said we’ve had over 600 aftershocks, 17 of which were 4.0 or larger and that’s just damned frightening.

So here’s my theory – this is either the earth telling us to stop messing her up or the earth trying to vomit Trump and all his Republican allies off its surface because it so violates her sense of Continue reading →