Monthly Archives: September 2003

Oppose Bush’s Global Gag Rule

On August 29, 2003, President Bush issued an executive memorandum expanding the global gag rule, even though the U.S. Senate recently voted 53-43 in favor of overturning it. The gag rule now affects all international programs receiving funds from the U.S. Department of State. The global gag rule prohibits foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that receive […]

Pacific Northwest/British Columbia

I know some of my lj buddies live near Seattle and Portland…but is anyone in/near BC…or knows the area fairly well?

Cost of war

“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.” – President Dwight D. Eisenhower, April 16, 1953 If you click here, you will find a running total of the amount […]

Have you ever seen a swan up close?

That’s a big ol’ bird, that is. We were feeding the ducks at a big pond and these swans came floating majestically past. Then they figured out that we had food…and up the banks and towards us they came at a furious, honking, pace. I swear to gods, it’s the closest I’ve ever been to […]


I’m having a blast with the thing. Thanks for all the letters…keep em coming! So, I’m debating whether or not to try and take the boy to the State Fair. I have some friends who are in competitions…but it’s not like we’re allowed to open the jars of goodies and taste them…so that’s no fun. […]