Monthly Archives: February 2016

Leap Year

  Taken from Writer’s Almanac: Today is Leap Year Day, when the month of February has 29 days instead of 28. This happens every four years and only in years that are divisible by four, such as 2004, 2008, 2012, … Continue reading

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John Steinbeck Quote

“Adlai, do you remember two kinds of Christmases? There is one kind in a house where there is little and a present represents not only love but sacrifice. The one single package is opened with a kind of slow wonder, … Continue reading

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Observing Sweden – News Update

  A 17-year-old Swedish girl arrested – Update. Swedish Isis seeking girl comes home. The Austrians are were more forgiving I thought, or maybe just happy to get her out of Austria. She will be turning over a new leaf … Continue reading

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Philanthropic Madam

Originally posted on Myra H. Mcilvain:
“Spindletop Viewing Her Gusher” Painting by Aaron Arion Mystery surrounds Miss Rita’s early life. Raised in a prosperous, but unnamed Oregon family in the early 1900s, she left home to dance for a time…

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Observing Sweden – News & Views

  Observing Sweden – 18 Feb 2016 The dog ate our remote last week and I was stuck with just one channel, news in Swedish, most of it beyond my limited vocabulary. Honor killings, that I understood. Women murdered for … Continue reading

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Observing Sweden – Proverbs

Swedish Proverbs: 1. I have a rooster in my throat / jag har en tupp i halsen Means that you need to clear your throat. 2. You’ve crapped in the blue cupboard / Nu har du skitit i det blå … Continue reading

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Bette Midler’s Trump Tweet

  Bette Midler’s Trump Tweet: “It was miraculous. It was almost no trick at all, he saw, to turn vice into virtue and slander into truth, impotence into abstinence, arrogance into humility, plunder into philanthropy, thievery into honor, blasphemy into … Continue reading

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