Time for Thorns

An independent view on life.

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There are days for sunny morning walks in the garden, where dew-bejeweled roses release their fragrance on the light breeze.
These are not those days. These are days of harsh realities demanding sharp answers. This is now … time for thorns.

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October 17, 2008 at 4:58 am

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Hot-tub guy to jail…

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I wish I could agree with Jazz Shaw that Jeffrey Neely being sentenced to prison for  three months will have a salutatory effect on wasteful government employees,  but this is one of the few instances in which a federal employee has actually been locked up.   Who at the VA has paid a price for failure?   Who at the IRS has been charged with anything?

Still,  it does my heart good to think of the arrogant smirk being wiped off Neely’s face for a while,  even though I regard this punishment as a slap on the wrist in the grand scheme of things.

 

 

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July 3, 2015 at 11:51 pm

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Facebook coloring your world…

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Is Facebook  running psychological  tests again?   If so,  the 26 million people who overlaid their profile photos with a rainbow filter participated.

I was not one of them.  I visit Facebook only to keep up with my far-flung friends and family and see all the adorable pictures of their children.

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July 3, 2015 at 10:13 am

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Happy Birthday, Olivia!

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Gone With the Wind star Olivia de Havilland  has turned  99 years old.   In case you don’t remember,  she played the part of Melanie,  a character Miss de Havilland’s stellar performance made me feel sorry for,  despite considering her a complete wimp.

 

 

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July 2, 2015 at 11:52 pm

Hate your job?

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Then try for  one of  these.

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July 2, 2015 at 10:10 am

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Britain’s Schindler, R.I.P.

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Sir Nicholas Winton  saved hundreds  of Jewish children from the Nazis,  but kept quiet about his efforts for half a century.  Those he saved still refer to themselves as “Nicky’s children” in tribute to his efforts.   One determined man really can make a difference.

I knew about his work,  but not that he was  a lifelong  socialist.

 

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July 1, 2015 at 11:50 pm

Chick-fil-A tops the list…

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The Sabbath-observing chain  beat all  the other fast food outlets in a customer satisfaction survey.   Having been so vilified in the press,  I’m sure the owners and employees feel at least a bit of vindication.

 

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July 1, 2015 at 10:14 am

Look up!

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If you go outside and look up at the sky Tuesday night,  you  may see  what could account for the Star of Bethlehem.

 

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July 1, 2015 at 12:21 am

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