Friday, July 02, 2010

Ready for the holiday weekend?























How do you mark Independence Day? We sometimes watch a parade, sometimes walk with a candidate in a parade. We try to see fireworks somewhere. We eat shortcake and whipped cream with both strawberries and blueberries. Sometimes we grill, other times we take a drive and get cones. If you are feeling frustrated by the tendency for "hooray for war" presentations on July 4th, take a look at how some Progressives are marking the day: http://www.spiritualprogressives.org/article.php/20100701130739782

8 comments:

  1. Howard Dean is FIRST when it comes to our independence!

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  2. Susan, I left a note for you on the last thread! :-)

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  3. ♥ Vibe-ing Traveling Mercies for puddle. ♥

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  4. Back home. Interesting trip, lol! Ally updates both up at baby.

    http://eatapyzch.blogspot.com/

    http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=allys

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  5. Cities are interesting. Lots going on. But before long, it's kind of like all the oxygen is being sucked out of a room.

    So much fake light, you can't see the real stars.

    Glad I am home.

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  6. Life is interesting ~~ my trip involved my ex, and some surgery. His provider? Kaiser Permanente (Advantage). All I can say is if Kaiser were a choice here, I'd run for the hills before using them. . . . Why? They used the *cheaper* of two procedures for the cancer surgery. The have "urgent care" which means you have to drive about ten times further than your local emergency ward, or they won't pay. When there is a lot of blood, driving ten times further for economic reasons sucks. To say the least. They would not perform the procedure unless a "friend" was there. They would NOT allow you to take a taxi. He has refused to have several things done because of that provision. I suspect he's not alone. A lot of old people don't have many friends because they've died off already. If Kaiser were actually interested in the HEALTH of their peeps they'd either provide, at a fee, a helper, or drop that provision.

    Also interesting ~~ my multimillionaire ex drives a 1987 Ford Taurus. With 87,000 miles on it. He hasn't taken an airplane trip since 1988. He keeps his house a/c at 76º and his heat in winter at 55º. He turns out lights religiously. His carbon foot print is minute. This hardcore Bush supporter is a better conservationist, despite the fact he owns oil stocks, than most of our progressives, lol!

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  7. Trip included: my brakes decided to go bad on the way to surgery, popping a stitch after surgery, some impressive bleeding, call to urgent care, two old people, one car with bad brakes another with bad headlights an aborted trip to emergency -- too exciting by half. I now have repaired brakes, he's promised he'll get the headlights fixed (he's been saying for a couple of years he'll no longer drive at night because he can't see well. He assumed it was because he was over 80. The minute I turned the headlights on I knew something was very wrong. But the streetlights were very bright there, so I drove about a mile before pulling over and checking. One wasn't on at all, the other was operating at maybe a third of expected brightness. [ Added excitement: where the light control in my car is windshield wipers in his; my instinct kept saying: TURN THE DAMN LIGHTS ON!!! and I'd do so, but HIS wipers would start flapping. The dial on his stick for turning them off was by matching a white line in the center of the stick, which you couldn't *see* -- his dash lights are also dim to non-existent -- better design: an off equals one end of the dial or the other. . . . ] By then the bleeding had pretty much stopped, so we came back to the house and called and canceled the urgent care.)

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