December 30, 3018 On our third day of our Nile cruise on board the Aida, we had a leisurely day enjoying our cruise and visiting a farm family on Besaw Island. Sayeed is an attractive 35-year-old, intelligent, and thoughtful man. He was as curious about us as we were about him. After showing us around […]Read More Journey to Egypt: Besaw Island: a Visit to a Farming Family
Cee is back this week with all her challenges! Today’s Fun Foto Challenge is to use the photo she has posted to find a subject, topic or theme. She writes that this week’s possible topics are black and white, mirror, reflection, air plane, jet, cloud, vehicle, building, power lines, frame in frame. If you see […]Read More CFFC: What’s in the Picture?
I watched the news today (oh boy), to hear about the summit between Trump and Putin. In the opinion of many, including some Republicans, Trump is a traitor. I believe either Trump wants Putin’s help to become a dictator or Putin has something on Trump (hopefully the latter). This photo is worth a thousand words. […]Read More What Can I Say?
I’ve heard this word, but I admit I had to look it up. Once I read the definition, I wrote a four-stanza haiku about the first person that came to mind. Posted for Your Daily Word Prompt: Supercilious. SUPERCILIOUS: DJT Supercilious Super-silly and trumped-up So full of himself. Pumped at his rallies His base always […]Read More YDWP: Supercilious Haiku
January 20, 2018 I’m always amazed at the cleverness of the signs at protest rallies and marches. I went to the Women’s March in Chicago again this year with my husband, and we met up with some friends from the western suburbs. I had planned to make a sign this year but due to circumstances […]Read More Women’s March Chicago 2018
Ooh, I love this topic! Signs are so diverse that I have an archive of sign photos! If you wish to join in the fun, Nancy Merrill has A Photo a Week Challenge every Thursday; this week’s topic is Signs. Signs can be informative… …or funny! They can be […]Read More Signs for All Occasions
The Republican Party has two mantras: “states’ rights” and “job-killing regulations” (or “job-creating deregulation”). Neither of these is served by two joint resolutions currently making their way through Congress: H.J. Res. 69 and its companion in the Senate S.J. Res. 18. House Joint Resolution 69 would repeal the Fish & Wildlife Service’s rule outlawing the […]Read More This is madness
250,000 people filled the streets of downtown Chicago for the Women’s March on Jan. 21. But it wasn’t just women – lots of men and kids of all ages too! My husband, son and I and three friends came downtown by El and metro, met in a predetermined spot, then joined the throng. The mood […]Read More Solidarity on Saturday in Chicago
This comment is in response to a reblogged post from The Happy Quitter! I too have always been concerned about the issue of racism. I grew up in the 1960s and heard on the news about riots in this or that city. Some cities (like Milwaukee, near where I lived) imposed curfews because they were […]Read More I Pledge Allegiance?
May 27, 2015 N is for No Child Left Behind (An educational initiative act). This law makes sweeping changes to the ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act), which was enacted in 1965. I admit, I have never actually read the text of the NCLB. However, I have felt its effects, which have been mostly negative. […]Read More ABC COUNTDOWN TO RETIREMENT: N is for…