Eight-year-old Courtney, 10-year-old Paige and 11-year-old Sam live in different parts of the UK. Breathtakingly honest and eloquent, they give testament to how having no money affects their lives: lack of food, being bullied and having nowhere to play. Watching it last night, I got the distinct impression that the programme makers were trying to [...] read more »
by Nonie DarwishA well known Islamic leader in Egypt by the name of Abu Ishak Al Huweini, who often appears on Egyptian TV, has recently said the following in Arabic and I have translated it into English:“We are at a time of Jihad; Jihad for the sake of Allah is a pleasure, a true pleasure. Mohammed’s followers used to compete to do it. The reason we are poor now is because we have abandoned jihad. If only we can conduct a jihadist invasion at least once a year or if possible twice or three times, then m... read more »
Here's another reason people are half-crazed. The Democrats are responsible for the attempted assassination of--a fellow Democrat. And we Democrats are all rejoicing. Because this is exactly what we wanted.Are you feeling squirrelly yet?Now, most people don't have the time to listen closely enough. They have two and three jobs, houses about to slip away under their children's feet, car payments, food on the table. This is hard enough with two parents; what about single moms and dads? The so-called "loafe... read more »
The Music Of Love This picture was taken in Tenganan Village, Bali (2010). Tenganan is the most famous Bali Aga (original Balinese) village and is located close to Candi Dasa in East Bali. A man was playing bamboo music to Continue reading read more »
Forgive me the indulgence, but it's almost last call, and I have to hear my song!
Did I neglect to mention the Chamberlain Brothers' Song "Time (has come today) is about homelessness?
Watch the video of a 45 in mint condition. It will take you back.
Now what's here! The Stand Up To Poverty in support of Millennium Development Goals!
Between September 17-19, we will blog to Stand Up To Poverty, as well as the other MDG's. It so... read more »
I knew that I was entering a toxic living situation, but did not know what to do about it. I was in a similar situation last time I had a roommate. I had two part-time temp jobs and had to get out of my mold-ridden apartment. A woman I used to hang out with was [...] read more »
The repo incident, continued from here. I dont know how I fell asleep after that, but I did. Sleep is my escape. On the morning of April 6, I woke up earlier than usual because I had to take the bus all the way to work without using the Park Ride like normal. Not having [...] read more »
Even though my troubles have persisted for several years now, I remained generally positive about it all until last April. I have often been told that Im upbeat and that I can see the humor in anything. That all changed when I had my car repossessed. I cant even think about it without clenching every [...] read more »
I recently put a SocialVibe widget on the side of this blog. SocialVibe is a way for bloggers to pledge their support for various charities. While the bloggers make no money off of this, advertisers who support these charities make small donations for each click. I chose To Write Love On Her Arms, a non-profit [...] read more »
I dont remember exactly when I stopped taking my thyroid medication. I probably stopped taking cytomel in August. I stopped taking levoxyl more recently, perhaps four weeks ago. I really dont remember. So I wasnt terribly surprised to wake up this morning and see my eyes looking like this: My eyes are so puffy that my [...] read more »