true story of the last Klan lynching and the remarkable bereaved mother
who took them on as seen through the eyes of one Southern child
In honor of the victims killed in the Charlie Hebdo attack, an image of the Prophet
Muhammad saying "Je suis Charlie!" After due
consideration, out of courtesy, I've decided to take the additional step
to put it in a "Show/hide" button. So it shouldn't
automatically be visible. If you want to see it, click on the button.
If the sight of it will offend you, then don't click.
in America, we women assume men aren't
rapists, not that they are.
been fostering this cute little time-eater since Oct 11. And I know the
internet has a lot of cute photos of kittens, but I think this may be
one of the cutest I've ever seen. This little one's a boy. He's a brown
tabby with extensive white marking and utterly adorable. The milk name
"Pepper" is because of his personality.
Thursday (March 13) when I was at the Escambia County Animal Shelter
looking for my Trilby Kitty, the woman working Intake said, "You'd be
the perfect person to foster these kittens." I thought she was
kidding --- she wasn't. Somehow I walked out of there with two kittens
--- even though I said I knew nothing about kittens and had never even
been around them. Thank god for the internet because I've
a lot. You know the
primary thing I've learned about kittens this young?
HOUR FEEDING SCHEDULE
the "feedings" can take over an hour what with the preparation,
feeding, grooming, cleaning and washing.
So I haven't had time to do any writing this week. Plus there's the
lack of sleep.
Instead I offer this picture of the kittens I've given the milk names
I was told the kittens
were 4 weeks old, but I believe they were closer to 3 weeks based
on developmental milestones
(example, they just learned to retract their claws on Wednesday, March
19, and that happens at 27 days). From what I've read, they'll be on a
three hour feeding schedule until they're 6 weeks old. Then I get to
cut out 1 of the feedings. Then a week after that, they'll be weaned
and have to go back to the Escambia County Animal Shelter unless I can
find someone to adopt them.
This is my
My version of astronomy definitions -- all accurate but often a lot
The next post
will be my 100th, but I don't know when I'm going to be doing it.
who's read this blog knows how important my cat, Trilby Kitty, is to
me. Trilby Kitty is sick. He's probably dying. I've been concerned
about him for a while now, and started taking him to the vet back in
August, but the vet couldn't find anything wrong. However, Trilby keeps
dropping weight........and now even the vet agrees with what I feared
was the problem all along. At least Trilby's not suffering
still enjoys his walks, and he's been getting lots of treats. He never
did lack for attention. But he's an indoor-outdoor
cat and he still wants his freedom to explore, so I give him that
freedom even though what I'd really like to do is to curl up and hold
him tight. But I can't do that because if these are his last days, I
want him to enjoy them as much as he can. So Trilby Kitty's not
suffering. Though I
I'm suspended in hell and just waiting for someone to cut through the
rope and drop me all the way into the pit. Such is the difference that
Trilby Kitty is not your typical cat. And
that's not just me saying that. Plenty of other people have pointed
that out to me. Trilby was once described as "a puppydog in a cat
Much that I read/heard about cats did not apply to Trilby Kitty. In the
back of my mind, I always thought that I'd make some videos
it one day, but no hurry as we had years ahead of us. And now I'm
running out of time. So I've started a series of videos on YouTube that
I call "MythScratchers".....................
it means to me to be a liberal in the United States.
a hurricane. Going to be a little preoccupied this week. Did
shopping, filled up the car with gas, am freezing containers of water
to use as ice, went ahead and paid all upcoming bills, checked the
camping equipment, filled the collapsible 5 gallon container with
water. Now have some dead branches to cut down and clearing the yard.
Then it's sit tight and Let
the Hurricane Roar -- 'Cause
What Can I Do about It Anyway?
What the real ending to Quentin Tarantino's "Death Proof" movie would
from the big, free country music concert (this year featuring
Diamond Rio) at the Pensacola Navy base given for the military, but
open to the general public.
Trilby Kitty story exploring the bond between a cat and his person's
Happy Thanksgiving! For
all the U.S. residents (I got burned on that one by a
Canadian. I know your Thanksgiving was in October.)
new post this week. I'm busy working on transferring this site from
it's original URL as a Cox personal webspace. Even though I paid for
that personal webspace --- you don't get anything free from Cox ---- Cox has arbitarily decided to
delete everyone's personal webspaces. (See the email.) Cox is not
"your friend in the digital age" but is a business you pay to screw
you, only halfway through they take your money and refuse to deliver
the service you're paying them for, making them a very, very bad whore.
In my opinion, Cox likes to still treat its customers as if
it's 30 years ago back when they had a monopoly before satellite became
widespread. They still act like their customers' options are "Like It
or Lump It." Despite their shrinking customer base, Cox has yet to
figure out that today a Cox customer's options are "Like It, Lump It or
Leave It." After this last screwing by Cox, I'm planning on leaving it.
Wars fans absolutely love to trash George Lucas, mostly for good
reason, but there are a couple of times when many fans think Lucas got
it wrong when he was actually following real world physics. An
estimate of how hard would it be for the Death Star to blow-up
astronomical bodies of varying size and solidity.
most of us watching TV and movies is as close as we'll ever be to
getting involved in a serious police investigation. But if it ever
happens, based on TV law these are the important points to know.
Pensacola's second of four free concert series, "Bands on the Beach"
Tuesday nights on the white sands of Pensacola Beach. Thursday,
June 14, at Sunsets at Plaza de Luna with live music and
have the reputation of being aloof, even disdainful. The reality is
cats can be just as faithful and
loving as any dog. Read the touching, true tale of one cat's devotion
in a time of crisis.
June 2, at Sunsets at Plaza de Luna featuring the Cary Laine
Band, a terrific country music group out of Alabama, and Captain Jack
tongue-in-cheek look at how my relationship with my cat may be the best
relationship I've had with a male.
highlights from my favorite festival in Pensacola, the University of
West Florida's celebration of Spring, Festival on the Green.
may never have realized it but, when it comes to fiction, virtually
every successful author takes one of two very limited approaches for
writing their protagonists. Take a look at what they are though you may
never read fiction the same way again.