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Today in My History

2000:  My City By the Bay
2001:  No entry
2002:  Did Cinderella Have This Problem?
2003:  No entry
2004:  Media Madness
2005:  E.R.
2006 Talk to the Pocket

2007:
Too Damn Logical
2008: There Is No Joy in Sykesville
2009:
  Every Day's a Holiday
2010:  DayMares
2011:  Emotional Roller Coasters
2012: Wagging Tails
2013: Sunday Stealing
2014: Hangin' in JP
2015: Where's the Bouncy House?
2016: Change of Scenery
2017:  More Fun with Medicine
2018: The Good Day
2019: Saturday 9


Theater Reviews
Updated 3/10
Camelot

Books Read in 2020
 Updated 7/28
"The Answer Is ... "


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Books Read in 2020
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Books Read in 2017
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Some Background Links:
The Philosophy of Juice & Crackers
The story of Delicate Pooh
The story of the Pi´┐Żata Group
Pumpkin pies
Who IS this Gilbert person anyway?
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WHERE DID IT GO?

September 22, 2020

"There is no literature or poetry in this White House.
No music.
No Kennedy Center award celebrations.

There are no pets in this White House.
No loyal man's best friend. No Socks the family cat.

No kids' science fairs.
No times when this president takes off his blue suit-red tie uniform and becomes human, except when he puts on his white shirt-khaki pants uniform and hides from Americans to play golf.

There are no images of the first family enjoying themselves together in a moment of relaxation. No Obamas on the beach in Hawaii moments, or Bushes fishing in Kennebunkport, no Reagans on horseback, no Kennedys playing touch football on the Cape.

I was thinking the other day of the summer when George H couldn't catch a fish and all the grandkids made signs and counted the fish-less days.  And somehow, even if you didn't even like GHB, you got caught up in the joy of a family that loved each other and had fun.

Where did that country go?

Where did all of the fun and joy and expressions of love and happiness go?

We used to be a country that did the ice bucket challenge and raised millions for charity.
We used to have a president that calmed and soothed the nation instead dividing it.
And a First Lady that planted a garden instead of ripping one out.

We are rudderless and joyless.
We have lost the cultural aspects of society that make America great.

We have lost our mojo, our fun, our happiness.
The cheering on of others. Gone.

The shared experiences of humanity that makes it all worth it. Gone.

The challenges AND the triumphs that we shared and celebrated.

The unique can-do spirit Americans have always been known for. Gone.

We have lost so much in so short a time."

~Elayne Griffin Baker

 


Insomnia again gave me the opportunity to see more of Paul Hollywood's City BakesThis one is Reykjavik.  I've always been fascinated by Iceland, but knew nothing about it.  The experiences he has there, the foods he finds, the bakeries are all so incredibly different and so fascinating. 
 

PHOTO OF THE DAY
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