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Today in My History

2000: Titivating
2001:  Bob, Bob, Bobbing Along
2002:  Bev and the Terrible, Horrible..Day
2003:  The Think System
2004:  Off We Go into the Wild Blue Yonder
Meet Me in St. Louis, Louis
2006:  Thankyewverymuch
2007: It Passes So Quickly
2008:  Going Hi Def Slowly!
2009:  Your Assignment, Should You Choose to Accept It
2010:  Table Ballet and Tom Kha Gai

2011:  Says You: 2011
2012: The Best Visit Ever
2013: Too Much, Too Much

Bitter Hack
Visiting Mr. Green
Wrong for Each Other

Books Read in 2014
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Ernest & Vanessa's Visit

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mail to Walt


16 April 2014

The thing about getting away is that you get away.   Away from newspapers, away from TV, away from routines, away from Internet news stories.

Oh there was a newspaper, but I rarely read the Santa Barbara paper because it usually makes me angry.  And there was that humongous television set that Joe and Alice just bought...

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...but we tended to visit more than sit and watch TV...especially news on TV.

And Walt would scoff to read that I was away from Internet news stories, especially since I was glued to BarnCam (still waiting for Abbie to birth that baby!), but I didn't follow up on a lot of news stories so I really had a vacation from whatever was going on in the world.

How depressing to come home and start catching up on what I missed.   How depressing, for example, to come home to find out that every. single. Republican. in the House voted against equal pay for women.  What do they tell their mothers, their wives, their girlfriends, their sisters.  What what woman would vote for Republicans after the despicable lack of respect they have shown to women.   But you know that women will vote for them again.

How depressing to read my friend Gabi Clayton's blog about Andrew Waiswa, in Uganda, who is being hunted and at best, if discovered will receive a lengthy sentence for being gay, but is more likely to be beaten to death

I know I will be jailed for seven years, but I can't risk to be lynched by the local mobs and gangs I can easily die if I make any mistake of showing out my face, so am considering to handle over my self to the police, be taken to court and sentenced, if am lucky I will only get 7yrs! If I don't get financial help to get out of Uganda ASAP am taking chances with the police and the Ugandan courts

How depressing to pick up email from Compassion, whom I had contacted after Uganda passed its new Anti-Homosexuality act of 2014.  I really wanted to write to my sponsored child, Shallon, in Uganda, who is 19 years old and could understand such things, but Compassion said I could not discuss it with her and to write and encourage her to study instead.

How depressing to find the country of Brunei is set to roll out a new penal code including death by stoning as punishment for same-sex relations.

How depressing to see things escalating in Eastern Ukraine, with the fear of violence erupting very strong.

How depressing to read Jeb Bush is kind of quietly preparing a run for the White house.

That house in Santa Barbara is starting to look better and better today, as reality starts creeping back into my brain cells again.


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Poppies at a rest stop on the drive home

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