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By Jill Work

We said

We're starting on a second adoption

They said

So soon? Is that wise?

- but they didn't know

you were waiting for us...

We said

This time we want a boy

They said

Girls are easier to raise

- but they didn't know

you were waiting for us...

We said

We want a toddler

They said

It's better to adopt an infant

- but they didn't know

you were waiting for us...

They… Continue

Added by bluehcita on July 8, 2009 at 1:23pm — No Comments

New Bill HR2749 Gives FDA Unheard-of Power over Small Farmers, Food and Supplement Producers

The Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009 (FSEA) is a poorly written bill, now before the US House of Representatives. Known as the Waxman-Dingell bill, it really isn't much about food safety at all. Previous food safety issues in the news were centered around large agri-corporations, but this bill places its harshest burdens on small food and supplement producers. New language is introduced along with criminal and civil penalties, including up to 10 years of jail time and fines up to $100,000… Continue

Added by OCNaturalDoc on July 8, 2009 at 1:03pm — 4 Comments

A Lisztian Mood

I was in a Lisztian mood last night. I watched a DVD of Franz Liszt's "A Faust Symphony," performed by the Boston Symphony, conducted by Leonard Bernstein. The performance was recorded in about 1977. Some consider this symphony to be Liszt's masterpiece. It surely contains one of the most colorful families of leitmotifs in the orchestral repertoire. In fact, each character in Goethe's play is so vividly depicted that you might not be remiss in calling it an opera without words Leonard Bernstein… Continue

Added by Gary Freedman on July 8, 2009 at 12:29pm — No Comments


WQNA "Fear & Loathing In Springfield" set list, June 28th, 2009...

"Character" / "Wild America", Iggy Pop

"Revolution In Apt. 29", Wayne Kramer

"America" (Francis Scott Key), Lou Reed

"American Roulette", Robbie Robertson

"Are You Glad To Be In America?", James Blood Ulmer

"This Land Is Your Land", Woody Guthrie

"One Big Happy Family", Tonio K

"Folsom Prison Blues" (Johnny Cash), Steve Tombstone

"Hey, Good Lookin'"… Continue

Added by Snagg on July 7, 2009 at 4:00pm — 125 Comments

The Delights of Liszt

OK, so I have an appointment with my new psychiatrist this afternoon. He's from Somalia. I hope he's not a pirate. I've been seeing psychiatrists since 1977--can you believe that? Readers of my posts may wonder what I gain by seeing a psychiatrist. I'm on the fringe, mentally speaking.

Last night at about 3:00 a.m. my neighbors in 135--speaking euphemistically--got frisky. Very frisky. They live across the hall. But I could still hear their antics through their door, across the hall,… Continue

Added by Gary Freedman on July 7, 2009 at 11:15am — 4 Comments


Hi there how long has it been since we last spoke? Oh it must have been sometime now I bet. As you know from the last time that I had always wondered why you gave me this gift that at first seemed to be so wonderful and powerful,but yet i now seem to be asking you please take them away from me.Everyone is always saying that it was fiven to you for a reason but it always seems that when The moment happens that It becones to painful as well.Oh so many times I saw it coming and wondered if it was… Continue

Added by clark kents not superman on July 7, 2009 at 11:14am — No Comments

is she really out there?

Did you ever look into someones eyes and begin to wonder if you had seen them once before,another time in which you had loved them many times over in a different place and time?I had wondered about that sometime ago as we met just the other day,for you turned to ask me a question as if i was hearing it in a strange language,but as i look to see you, and my eyes meet yours all words are lost in wonder.Why me?There are others around to help you ponder on your question. For I am just a wonderer in… Continue

Added by clark kents not superman on July 7, 2009 at 11:13am — 4 Comments

my giving tree

This is the story of Max the tree,a tree that is so wonderious and giving that I had to give it a name,but instead when I become upset I start to see thing differently.I had wish Max the tree was with me today to help me feel safe and secure for Max is a tree so old and wise and arms that reach from one horizen to another,to form a perfect circle to hide and protect one who seeks it.I wish I was a sturdy and strong as he for Max must be as old as time its self able to stand alone and strong… Continue

Added by clark kents not superman on July 7, 2009 at 11:12am — No Comments

Losing a friend

I just had the passing of two customers who were friends as well .On died a week or so before the other and with me not knowing about the one that just pass on mothers day weekend I had sent a card to her new address just for the hopes of cheering her up for she was in her late 80's.I returned home just the other day to find a small envelope waiting for me with her name on it,so I was at least happy that she had recived my card,but happiness turned to sorrow and a smile into a tear.She had just… Continue

Added by clark kents not superman on July 7, 2009 at 11:11am — 2 Comments

Not one moment

Not one day in anyone's life is an uneventful day, no day without profound meaning, no matter how dull and boring it might seem,no matter whether you are a letter carrier or a queen, a shoeshine boy or a movie star, a renowed philospher or a downs syndrome child.Because in every day of your life, there are opportunities to perform little kidnesses for others, both by concious acts of will and unconscious examples.Each smallest act of kindness even just words of hope when they are needed, the… Continue

Added by clark kents not superman on July 7, 2009 at 11:10am — No Comments

who am i

Hi there its been sometime since I sat a wrote one of my wonderful blogs.The reason I write them when I do is to help me think through my life and to see it in words instead of through actions.I was out shooting some rolls of film trying to remember why I love being out doors so much when I began to feel so alone.I was walking among the Lilacas,and cherry blossoms,the smell was a mixture of both sweet and strange.The wind was blowing as lightly as a whisper when I was returning to a time of my… Continue

Added by clark kents not superman on July 7, 2009 at 11:09am — No Comments


when the moon sets over your shoulder as the sun rises bright twards your face....your life is...filled with choices for each moment,each place we live between the past and the future.in the moment of our here, now, today.can we cope with the daily life stresses? IF we humblly accept

Added by clark kents not superman on July 7, 2009 at 11:07am — No Comments

day with my father

it seems like i wasnt suppose to write my last blog in for i was booted out of my blog before i even got to finish it.I am here in Florida on a vacation which as suppose to be morw to reenergize myself before heading back to New York but it turned out to be a healing trip between my father and my self.I was told my father has become more meaner than a rattle snake but that was nothing new to me for as a child and the middle one at that i was the one who recived all the insults and want not.So i… Continue

Added by clark kents not superman on July 7, 2009 at 11:06am — 2 Comments

A challenge!

I just got today's hairy thought: Chat has, as all chats do, devolved into a dullard's grind of "how's the weather" and "hi" and "where do you live?", yada yada yada. No thought allowed zone.

Fine, but why not try to infiltrate neuronic activity into the zone? I commit myself to inserting a non-sequiter at least once a day into the chat. Something meaningless, trivial, pointless - another words, miles above whatever's going on in the chat zone.

I, as the arbiter of… Continue

Added by Alendar on July 7, 2009 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Insistent on being my friend

Yes, I have been here and said this before, on the old TBD I got soooooooooooooooo much flack when I posted on my profile/page that I did not want to befriend MARRIED or IN Relationship and here I would add the "It's Complicated" gents.

I did not post that here and once again I am getting more friend invites from married dudes than from single ones.

I don't know about you guys but when someone asks me to be there friend I do the following.

Go to their page and… Continue

Added by Grace Linda on July 6, 2009 at 1:42pm — 5 Comments

An Invitation to Join My Group "Creative Schizoids" on Ning

Log onto the group "Creative Schizoids" at http://teebeedee.ning.com/group/creativeschizoids

Schizoid personality disorder (SPD) is a personality disorder characterized by a lack of interest in social relationships, a tendency towards a solitary lifestyle, secretiveness, and emotional coldness. SPD is rare compared with other personality disorders. Its prevalence is estimated at less than 1% of the general population. It is not related to and should not be confused with… Continue

Added by Gary Freedman on July 6, 2009 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Who's On First?

In a book "The Moral Society: A Rational Alternative to Death," John David Garcia presents a revolutionary ethical theory much in the spirit of Spinoza. The author shows that through the ethical development of art, science and technology man can achieve far more than the advocates of supernatural Utopias ever imagined.

What is the "Game of Life?" According to the author it is a game in which we are the pieces as well as the players. It is a game in which the stakes are… Continue

Added by Gary Freedman on July 6, 2009 at 10:37am — No Comments

Musings From a Recent Addition

So, I'm taking a day of R and R today, and I thought I'd try out this 'blog' stuff that all the hip kids go on about. I'm still relatively new to this TBD thing (7 weeks, I think...), and while the demise of the old site hit me a lot harder than I thought it would, I came to the new site with fervor. Being relatively new, I missed out on the birthing pains that a lot of the veterans went through, but frankly, I wouldn't have cared one iota if the new site would have been nothing more than… Continue

Added by BrainW on July 6, 2009 at 10:27am — 5 Comments

A Spoon Full of Kindness

We have experienced many changes in the times Each day bring new challenges and awareness that we need to bring forth kindness and wisdom into our thinking capacities. We as a nation have seen War's , Natural Disaster's and Disease's Poverty, plagues our people and there does not seem to be any end in sight. It's time to act and stand strong and allow the future generation's to see that we are not this selfless group of people that left behind a mess that is so destructive and ugly . Make… Continue

Added by Angel Austin on July 6, 2009 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

went fishing today

I went out fishing today and had a great time ...got a state park pass a fishing license and am all set ..had a great time with just me and the worms...lol ..sunscreen and now I will be heading out in the am to smell those smells and see the sun come up as my bobber ducks under the waters surface..gotcha!!! gotta love MI summers

Added by Redwine on July 5, 2009 at 6:53pm — 1 Comment

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