This Year is Flying By…

I snapped this Thanksgiving afternoon outside the restaurant we ate at (for the second of three Thanksgiving meals I’ve attended thus far) I’m saving up for my camera but thought I’d try getting a few more decent snaps out of my old trusty Powershot! I didn’t do any Black Friday shopping (I did have to […]

On Giving Thanks and Dark Fridays AND Losing Posts

Just another blog entry EATEN by WORDPRESS. I would be thankful if WP didn’t eat my best entries before I got a chance to copy and paste them in a backup file. If WORDPRESS wasn’t so ravenous to eat my words you would be reading a delightful and insightful entry about the meaning of the […]

Occupy Cedar Valley: Photo Update OCT 20

I got the pleasure of holding down the fort this afternoon when several regular occupiers were in and out for a busy Thursday. I began putting faces to names and was surprised by how much I had in common with everyone. Among the crowd there were young idealists, and older/wiser types and a few lovable […]

What’s your opinion of the occupy movement & 99%?

This was a question on The Daily Post this week and it really made me think about why I was getting involved at the local level with a manifestation of this movement. People have always feared when people come together, what are they afraid of? We are the ones going into debt, losing our homes, […]

Occupy Overman! Cedar Falls Joins National Movement

Kids play on a hill picking pumpkins priced for stragglers at the last Farmer’s Market of the year for downtown Cedar Falls. Another group will be replacing them in a few short hours. The park is beautiful and it seems like the perfect day to spend in the sunshine kicking off an indefinite camp-out right […]

The Unpaved States of America*

I don’t have cable television anymore but I get my news. It isn’t 24 hour news but I suppose it could be if I was so inclined. I have grown less interested in political hocus pocus and more enthralled with social construction, stratification, abuse and destruction. I believe our government does this to us and […]

Modernity Tales

What are MODERNITY TALES? They are short stories to tell your little ones that dabble in our modern morality, culture and society. These include re-writes and remixes of old Fae stories, tall tales, urban legends and the like with a contemporary twist! Snuggle in and be brave it is a strange new world! Excerpts from […]

The American Dream: Bed Bug Killers or Within A Mouse’s Click of Desire?

I thought you would enjoy reading this spam post from “Bed Bug Killer” because for some reason David Thier has a cult following of pest eradicators… who knew? Bed Bug Killer killbedbug@rocketmail.com 2011/07/15 at 3:34 am It is great that we all have our freedom of expression and you can belt out anything that you […]

Wasting Time & Money In America

I didn’t have enough money for books my first semester of college and my school loans were thirty days from my bank account so I got my first credit card. Five years and some odd months later I have a few more credit cards, a few loans and a lot of bills going into delinquency, […]

Closing Time aka Mandy’s Sanity Unravels!

Your attention please it is almost time to close, please pack the fuck up and get the fuck out! I have been sitting here 8 hours (omg) can’t believe it… my seat has fallen asleep… Anyway, I just wanted to let you all know how boring it is working in a library… during the summer […]