Posted by: shelleybean1 | September 11, 2011

And this…

On Monday We E-mailed Jokes

Author Unknown

On Monday we emailed jokes.
On Tuesday we did not.

On Monday we thought that we were secure.
On Tuesday we learned better.

On Monday we were talking about heroes as being athletes.
On Tuesday we relearned who our heroes are.

On Monday we were irritated that our rebate checks had not arrived.
On Tuesday we gave money away to people we had never met.

On Monday there were people fighting against praying in schools.
On Tuesday you would have been hard pressed to find a school where someone was not praying.

On Monday people argued with their kids about picking up their room.
On Tuesday the same people could not get home fast enough to hug their kids.

On Monday people were upset that they had to wait 6 minutes in a fast food drive through line.
On Tuesday people didn’t care about waiting up to 6 hours to give blood for the dying.

On Monday we waved our flags signifying our cultural diversity.
On Tuesday we waved only the American flag.

On Monday there were people trying to separate each other by race, sex, color and creed.
On Tuesday they were all holding hands.

On Monday we were men or women, black or
white, old or young, rich or poor, gay or straight, Christian or non-Christian.
On Tuesday we were Americans.

On Monday politicians argued about budget surpluses.
On Tuesday grief stricken they sang ‘God Bless America’.

On Monday the President was going to Florida to read to children.
On Tuesday he returned to Washington to protect our children.

On Monday we had families.
On Tuesday we had orphans.

On Monday people went to work as usual,
On Tuesday they died.

On Monday people were fighting the 10 commandments on government property.
On Tuesday the same people all said ‘God help us all’ while thinking ‘Thou shall not kill’.

It is sadly ironic how it takes horrific events to place things into perspective, but it has. The lessons learned this week, the things we have taken for granted, the things that have been forgotten or overlooked, hopefully will never be forgotten again.

 

 

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Posted by: shelleybean1 | September 11, 2011

What else can you post today? Just this…

 

I

down

by
Jesse Glass

down

it came

down

from

the

autumn

sky

down

it came

down

& every-

one

rose

& wept

in the

city

(my

city)

& some

were

fly-

ing

& some

were

fall-

ing

& some

were

run-

ning

& some

were

burn-

ing

where

were

you

listen-

ing

watch-

ing

then?

in the

shat-

tered

earth?

in the

broken

air?

in the

oily

fire?

in the

tainted

sea?

where

were

you

listen-

ing

watch-

ing

then

when

every-

one

rose

& lookt

at the

sky

lookt

at the

sky

where

they

stood

in my

city

&

wept

?

©2001,
Jesse Glass

Posted by: Kelley | September 10, 2011

so here’s the deal

The last thing the world needs is another book review blog, especially one written by me – because I am no book reviewer. I couldn’t hang at a real book review site where I’ll sound stupid if I don’t describe the author’s delicate prose. But, sometimes when I’m reading a book, or I just finished a book, I get so desperate to talk to someone about it and no one I know in real life cares! My boyfriend will always listen cause he’s polite and awesome, but he doesn’t read so he can’t really understand. My sister loves to discuss books but we don’t really read the same types of things. My mother only reads things like Jeanette Oke and Jodi Picoult. And I don’t know anyone else who reads!!!!

I read a LOT. The trouble is, I read the same things over and over and over and over. I see a new book that looks neat, but it’s difficult to force myself to give it a try. I dunno, it’s weird. So instead of starting on that DAMN Steig Larsson series like I keep planning to because Amazon won’t stop shoving it down my throat, I just read Shane or Wheel of Time or something by Phillippa Gregory AGAIN.

And this usually works out for me because…a lot of new books SUCK. And I’m left with that feeling like I want to throw something, and I have no outlet. So that’s what this is!

Posted by: shelleybean1 | September 10, 2011

What’s a reader to do?

So…I got a Kindle for Christmas a few years back and I love it.

But I still keep finding myself with nothing to read. I hover in the free e-books section, but there is never anything new. I’m tired of vampires or anything pretending to be Twilight, I don’t want to read about prairie girls or anyone dumb enough to become a mail-order bride, and I just am not interested in most detective novels or mysteries. What’s left?

There seems to be a dearth of good reading material out there. I want a totally-absorbing-caught-up-in-the moment-can’t-put-it-down-even-to-sleep read. I want a Hunger Games. I want a Da Vinci Code. I want a Skeleton in God’s Closet. I want a Jurassic Park. I want an Anna Karenina…no, I want a Flowers in the Attic, dammit. So where can I find it?

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