Praying for Ukraine
Posted on February 20th, 2014 @ 11:08 pm

And I can’t forget Venezuela or any other nation of people longer to be free like the U.S. seems to be.

I remember seeing the Cold War beginning its end in 1989.  I watched the news as a young kid.  My mother told me to make note.  I was seeing history occur as the Berlin Wall fell, Hungary opening its borders, Nadia Comăneci defecting, Nicolae Ceaușescu assassinated, to name a few of events of the Eastern European revolutions of 1989. I remember waking up one day in 1991 and Boom! the U.S.S.R. is no more.  I also remember seeing the violence of the Yugoslavian break-up as young teen.

The pictures I have seen from Ukraine reminds me of those times.  To think there are kids there today that only know Ukraine and not the U.S.S.R, it came be mind blowing.  Yet, history repeats itself now with many of them longing to be more like Western Europe and the U.S., and be free, just like a generation before them.

Sadly, I’m at the point I’m wondering if we in the U.S. are free anymore.  What bring this up is the report of FCC want observers into the news room.   Sure, it’s observation now, but once they’re in, what more will they want to do? Will they decided to censor items? It’s the whole “give them an inch and they take a mile” possibility that could happen.   I know at the moment that the FCC is trying to assure the concept of network neutrality.  I do believe in that.  The same should apply to media stations and newspapers. It’s not the government’s job to interfere in what we communicate in a mass media setting.

All this coming from the granddaughter of an ethnic Ukrainian that just happened to be a newspaper reporter. And as the daughter of the reporter’s daughter, I was taught by my Democratic mother that freedom is a treasure to be grateful we weren’t born in Russia.

 


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Travel Soothes Me
Posted on February 16th, 2014 @ 11:08 am

Christ Church Frederica
Christ Church Frederica by peachy92

This weekend, it was Free Entrance Days in the National Parks. Yesterday, I drove to down to St. Simons Island and went to Ft. Frederica. It’s been about 7 years since I was last there. I also toured the near by Christ Church Frederica. A beautiful little church.

On my way home, I had lunch at Pizza Inn. Hadn’t had them in decades! The last time I had them, we lived at Ft. Bragg. When we had extra money, we would go have the dinner buffet there. Sometimes, we’d go with the neighbors to it and have a huge dinner. Good memories of the place. I saw a sign for the one in Brunswick, so I decided to get some. The one in Brunswick was just as busy as I remembered the Fayetteville one to be.

I love traveling with friends, but some times, it’s just as nice to travel alone. However, trivia night alone sucks.

I went to the local Uncle Maddio’s the other night fro trivia. I had no partner. I didn’t win, but I came close. The final question was name the 11 judges that have been on American Idol. For someone that doesn’t watch the show, I knew all the answers. Next time, I will have a team. Maybe we’ll win this time. And this time, I will remember Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow.

And while I’m blogging, here’s Unconscious Mutterings #577:

  1. Wine :: house
  2. Cooperate :: electric
  3. Dropped :: trousers
  4. Painter :: canvas
  5. Binger :: drinker
  6. Knot :: bow
  7. Collar :: popped
  8. Barefoot :: contessa
  9. Town :: house
  10. House :: note

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Zombieful Weekend
Posted on February 9th, 2014 @ 11:39 pm

The Deathmobile

Zombies seem to be the theme this weekend. This photo is from a car at City Market this afternoon.

After going off yesterday to shop of a birthday gift, I got down in my sad zombie mood. The mood of loneliness. Once I talked to a few friends about why I was feeling lonely, I felt better.

(Let me state at the moment that I need to cut my nails. It’s hard to type at the moment. I’d cut them if I didn’t have a business trip next week.)

Today, I got out and enjoyed a nice day with my friend Gen. Today was the Super Museum Sunday held annually in Savannah. We stayed in downtown and toured the Telfair Academy, Jepson Center, and Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace museums there. Then we finished lunch at Vinnie Van Go-Go’s.

I came home and finished my day watching The Walking Dead.


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I’m Not Too Football Smart…
Posted on February 2nd, 2014 @ 10:46 pm

…but I think that the Broncos lost that game as soon as it started. I think they were so fluster at that safety, they couldn’t get it out of their minds.

Commercials were mostly a bust, too. Radio Shack, the Muppets, and the Stud were funny. Nearly everything else bored me.


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