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January 2012 Blog Posts (13)

Memories of the Challenger from Concord, NH - 26 years ago today

26 years ago today, the Challenger tragedy touched the entire nation, but nowhere more than Concord, NH schoolkids.  My son was a 5th grader.  Every morning, everyone had watched the launch preparations on local cable station, which had a special feed, and seen the technician give Christa McAuliffe an apple, and the…

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Added by Robin Williamson McBrearty on January 28, 2012 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Believe

Risen from the ashes

The dispair will soon be vanquished

In its place, a new hope has come

Though the dark clouds loom overhead

Victory is at hand

 

Worry not, my friend

Peace will be found…

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Added by Carissa Galow on January 21, 2012 at 11:01am — 8 Comments

Caught In The Spin Cyce... Why You Are Probably Wrong About SOPA

Now that a national hissy fit has been thrown regarding proposed legislation to stop rampant internet piracy (thus cowing the bovine politicians we sometimes mockingly refer to as our 'leaders' into submission),  I think we should look at the real issue at hand regarding…

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Added by David Vidal on January 20, 2012 at 8:30pm — 42 Comments

Reflections From A Native Son

Last week, my home state of New Mexico marked its centennial anniversary of statehood. Before that, it was a territory. And before that, it was part of Mexico. And so on. 

New Mexico was given statehood in 1912. They taught us that in school, like they taught us about Coronado…

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Added by David Vidal on January 15, 2012 at 12:00am — 9 Comments

This is my response to the My Favorite Dessert Creative Writing Challenge

My absolute favorite dessert is a raisin-nut pie that my mother used to make and now my son makes for family holiday dinners (all two of them).  It's made with raisins, walnuts, Karo syrup and I don't know what else, other than it gives me 10 lbs. and 2 cavities per slice.  The reason I love it so…

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Added by Robin Williamson McBrearty on January 10, 2012 at 2:00am — 2 Comments

Christmas

Look at all I have -

So much more then just new things.

Love fills our household.

Added by Jami Ward on January 9, 2012 at 10:03pm — No Comments

Dreams

I watch as you sleep

And I wonder where you are.

Can I join you now?

Added by Jami Ward on January 9, 2012 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Flower

Sometimes a blossom,

Sometimes only a petal.

Always a flower.

Added by Jami Ward on January 9, 2012 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

January 8, 2012 Presidential Primary Debate in Concord, NH

I am a volunteer usher at the Capitol Center for the Arts in NH, where this event was held, and I was the orchestra level floor captain, responsible for all seating and logistics in the 1,000-seat orchestra where candidates' families and campaigns, selected press, and the general public were seated.  It's amazing the planning that goes into this kind of event, but it paid off; the event went very smoothly.  I'm working on a longer summary - hard to summarize such big events.  Probably…

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Added by Robin Williamson McBrearty on January 8, 2012 at 9:38pm — 4 Comments

Review for the movie, War Horse

For those of us who love animals, this movie will earn your respect and admiration. A glowing portrayal of the lifelong bond between a boy and his horse, even when separated.



War Horse is directed by Steven Spielberg, so you know you’re in for one high adventure ride. It begins with the friendship between an amazing horse named Joey and the young boy, Albert, who trains and tames him. Albert is laughed at by the rural England farm community when he hooks the horse up to a…

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Added by Dorraine Darden on January 8, 2012 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Mitt Romney and John Huntsman Shoot A Dog In Utah

Unbeknownst to Mitt Romney, his presidential bid is doomed to failure. His fate is sealed. The White House just ain't in the cards. How do I know this? Simple, really. I hitchhiked through Utah in the early 1970's.

As Joe Walsh once stated in an album title, "You Can't Argue…

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Added by David Vidal on January 6, 2012 at 11:00pm — 12 Comments

Wild Thing

Nature is the Great Teacher, the Great Leveller... the Big It. So it is always humbling to learn from Her.

My most recent encounter was in the world of that most humble of creatures, the squirrel. Tree rats, as some folks disparagingly call 'em around here. 

Squirrels are generally perky little creatures, chattering with their tails wagging in warning to their kin about potential danger. They bury nuts, which grow into trees, if they aren't eaten beforehand. And…

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Added by David Vidal on January 5, 2012 at 1:30am — 5 Comments

Hopes for the New Year

 

   So, here I am back in the computer loop and able to communicate through the ether once more! I hope that everybody had a fantastic time with friends and family!  My holidays are usually spent in transit between families and this year was no different.  Kathy and I spent Christmas with my…

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Added by Robert P. Meyer Jr. on January 2, 2012 at 11:30am — 8 Comments

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