Archive | April, 2011

Tacoma Folks, Pay Attention!

29 April 2011

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Yes, that’s my 30-second Venn diagram representing three things I like.  Which, for the bottom right circle, is kinda redundant. Get over it. But what does it represent, in this case? Someone I “met” via twitter and wanted to give a shout-out to, because, as the Impressive Venn Diagram™ shows quite clearly, I like local […]

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Sponsors Needed!

16 April 2011

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Sammy, my 9-year old, has officially been invited to test for his taekwondo black belt in June. It’s a goal he has worked hard to achieve for going on 4 years now.  In addition to progressing in belt levels, he has also taken part in 5 tournaments during that time, with 5 gold, 1 silver, […]

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And So It Begins…

14 April 2011

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Today at noon(ish) JoAnn leaves for a four-day twice-yearly retreat that she’s been going to for years. That means I am alone with the kids. That’s so much a big deal. But it is the first time that Maddie is not going with her, and the first time Maddie has been away from her overnight…and […]

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TSA Responds to Child Patdown…

13 April 2011

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Lame. Here’s my original post on it. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

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The Treasury Department’s Big Lie…

13 April 2011

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In January, Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner wrote a letter to Congress about the debt ceiling. In the letter he lays claim to, and as the media has portrayed unceasingly since, the fact that failure to raise the debt ceiling would precipitate the US Government defaulting on its obligations. He even goes so far as […]

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TSA: All For The Common Good…

12 April 2011

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Let me say this upfront: I despise the TSA’s security theater as much as the next guy, perhaps even more. But with the recent video below, of TSA doing an enhanced screening patdown on a 6-year old girl, they’ve taken it to a whole new level. First, there’s the issue of her age…even NPR had reported that […]

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What Does It Mean To Be Poor?

11 April 2011

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JoAnn read this the other night, and it’s a great story that we should think about and reconsider what it means to be poor, or for that matter, rich.  Especially within the Church. Why within the Church? Well, first, you’ll see in the story. Second, we often set up programs or events within the Church without […]

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I Have Boy Parts!

9 April 2011

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I’ve found myself on some sort of Disney marketing list of bloggers, which in and of itself would not be such a bad thing at all. But the list is one that apparently is used to cater to Mommy Bloggers. Also, not a bad thing in and of itself. However, as a reply to two different emails […]

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Creamy, Quick Chocolate Pudding

4 April 2011

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The kiddos were wanting dessert tonight, so I was looking up some ideas for quick chocolate pudding, since it’s been a while since I made it and not sure I even had my recipe anymore. But came across one with, of all things, butter. And that intrigued me. 2/3 c. sugar 1/4 c. Hershey’s cocoa […]

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Review: Money & Marriage by Matt Bell

4 April 2011

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Full title: Money and Marriage: A Complete Guide for Engaged and Newly Married Couples No…I’m definitely not in the parameters of the book, but the publicist asked for a few of us that have been married for a while to review. I read this book during a long, overnight server migration a couple weeks ago, […]

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