Category: Otherwise

Change: Outside→In, or Otherwise?

Change: Outside→In, or Otherwise?
The ways we decide to try to change systems should reflect the outcomes we're seeking. This is another way of saying the means are determined by the ends. When looking at the systems in our society that we can change, it's relatively easy to see there is an inside/outside situation, no matter what system. Some systems include healthcare, economy, education, law, religion, food, and governments. These are systems because they have a structu...Read More

Cover Reveal: Otherwise Occupied by Shay Savage

Cover Reveal: Otherwise Occupied by Shay Savage
Otherwise Occupied  (Otherwise Alone #2)  by Shay Savage Release Date: June 2013 Genre: Adult Romance Cover Designed by Mayhem Cover Creations Evan Arden is a hit man for a Chicago mob boss. He lives his life day to day with the company of his dog, Odin. He has to work hard to get back into his boss’s good graces, but the target proves to be difficult. As demons of his past begin to haunt him, he seeks the comfort of s...Read More

Freddie Rodriguez builds momentum, but signs show otherwise

Freddie Rodriguez builds momentum, but signs show otherwise
First, I hope that no one tried to vote for a Democratic endorsement today... as this was a closed vote (although open to the public to view). You had to be one of the 72 individuals enumerated in the Democratic Party's bylaws (Article VIII, Section (3)(e)(1) to be specific) in order to have a vote - so I stand corrected. With that said, it was not a surprise that Freddie Rodriguez gets the endorsement. Considering that the Torres slate won han...Read More

Bed fellows, strange and otherwise

Bed fellows, strange and otherwise
Some background: both Belgians sleep loose in the house at night. They each have a bed in our bedroom. Phoenix’s bed is not to be messed with, as demonstrated in “That’s My Spot” (Jan. 18, 2013).Last fall when Jamie had the first of two vestibular episodes, I started crating him at night. It was for his own safety as well as the Farmer’s and my sanity. Left to his own devices, Jamie would lurch around the house in t...Read More

Of Lace, Antique and Otherwise.

Of Lace, Antique and Otherwise.
...   Ever since we bought our little 1920s house, Robb and I have found ourselves at a lot of estate sales.  It seems he and I have the taste of extremely wealthy ninety year olds.   One thing that I always look for are handmade textiles.  I have a visceral response to these things, and feel genuinely sad that nobody wants the beautiful handmade objects that someone once labored over.    Toda...Read More

Capturing what would otherwise fade away

Capturing what would otherwise fade away
I'm not a visual artist, but I had the urge to paint something today. Specifically, the rose petals I saw lying on the sidewalk. Brilliant pink, tapering to creamy white, they made me want to capture them in some permanent way.Which got me thinking about the creative urge. The world gives me rose petals, and I want to give rose petals back. I see a rose petal and want to paint a rose petal. What is that? Is it a generous impulse ("give ros...Read More

“He wrote stories that would otherwise have gone unwritten, and without him there are great stories that will go untold,”

“He wrote stories that would otherwise have gone unwritten, and without him there are great stories that will go untold,”
“He was incredibly tense and very worried and was concerned that the government was looking in on his material,” he said. Here's a thought ! All the high tech stuff and gadgets we've surrounded ourselves with (I Phones,Pads,Onstar,electronic home security systems,Sat,cable TV,our cars,etc. are Trojan horses we've invited in that will eventually lead to our demise. Did this Michael Hasting have a clue that his pretty new and loaded ...Read More

Conservatives, Depressed, Angry, and Otherwise

Conservatives, Depressed, Angry, and Otherwise
By Alan Caruba File this under random musings. From what I can determine as I visit various blogs, forums, and websites intended to be read by conservatives, as a group we are very depressed, very angry, or moderately gleeful over the travails of a certain Mr. B.H. Obama. Or all three. Obama has been the most unifying force for conservatism since the days of Ronald Reagan; only Reagan did it in a positive, uplifting fashion whereas Obam...Read More

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