• Chana commented on the post, collapsed 2 years, 10 months ago

    It’s breaking my heart that my belief and faith in the American people is beginning a long, slow collapse. I deeply do not want to spend the last quarter of my life in a collapsed nation.

  • Chana commented on the post, middle 2 years, 10 months ago

    They keep talking about the middle class but with the huge amount of people living in poverty these days the middle class is rising. and that isn’t right. It’s like the polar ice caps melting and making the seas rise. That isn’t heling the water shortage.

  • Chana commented on the post, apologetic 4 years, 8 months ago

    Politicians are always so apologetic. But there is a difference between apologizing and being apologetic. To truly apologize you must go to the person you injured, speak specifically about how you hurt them and then never do it again.

  • Chana commented on the post, huddled 4 years, 11 months ago

    “Give me these tired, these poor, these huddled masses, yearning to breathe free…….But only if you are NOT a child or an immigrant from Latin America….because we are Americans and we can’t let just anyone in”…. so said the latest presidential hopeful hop-skipping through Texas.

    “But Rick,” said his campaign manager a bit plaintively,…[Read more]

  • Chana commented on the post, sly 5 years ago

    and the Family Stone….he was a sly old dog, that’s for sure. I loved him, but he really did think he was a rock star…and he wasn’t. But he had adopted the nickname Sly back in the day and he was sticking to it. The things we do for love.

  • Chana commented on the post, coil 5 years, 1 month ago

    oh these mortal coils….coils of wire littering the vacant lot.
    are curls the same as coils.
    snakes coil don’t they
    i say the coil of wire outside in the bushes. The electrician had been working all day

  • Chana commented on the post, revenue 5 years, 5 months ago

    The Bureau of Internal Revenue….it sounds so officious…so full of themselves.
    But when you meet the folks that work there, they could be your neighbor. Perhaps a cranky neighbor, but still just like you.

  • Chana commented on the post, armchair 5 years, 7 months ago

    I always remember childhood Thanksgivings….Poppo sitting in this big ole chair and I’m 6 or 7. The game is that Mom wants me to help clear the table or put my toys up or something. And Poppo says…”run over here and get on the ‘safe’ side!”

  • Chana commented on the post, unthinkable 5 years, 7 months ago

    ‘It’s unthinkable’…..how can you say that?

    ….I’m thinking about it right now.

    “Don’t think about orange!’ you said.

    So now, I think the unthinkable–and it is orange!

  • Chana commented on the post, overcooked 5 years, 8 months ago

    Sometimes I think the whole world has been overcooked. We’ve steeped in hatred and pollution and arrogance for so long that I think all the vitamins have been cooked out.

  • Chana commented on the post, genetics 5 years, 8 months ago

    We seem to blame genetics for everything that goes wrong….and take credit for whatever blessings genetics gives us…even though we’ve done nothing to earn it. A little responsibility please!

  • Chana commented on the post, flee 5 years, 8 months ago

    It’s time to flee….the storm is in the Gulf and it’s headed to the MIssissippi coast. We’ve done this before…Flee for your life! The storm is coming! We pack up the animals, and we go!

  • Chana commented on the post, flee 5 years, 8 months ago

    It’s time to flee….the storm is in the Gulf and it’s headed to the MIssissippi coast. We’ve done this before…Flee for your life! The storm is coming! We pack up the animals, and

  • Chana commented on the post, stamped 5 years, 8 months ago

    The envelope was hand addressed, smeared with either blood or chocolate and stamped in the bottom corner with a Chinese character. I didn’t want to open it.

  • Chana commented on the post, easygoing 5 years, 8 months ago

    It was just one of those easy going days…..at least that’s what she thought when she started out. But that was before the phone rang. Then everything changed–and it wasn’t for the best.

  • Chana commented on the post, rewrite 5 years, 8 months ago

    Wouldn’t it be easy if we could just rewrite our life…the way we can rewrite this sentence. But that’s not such a good idea. If I tried to rewrite my life, what would I change? Everything that has happened, good and bad, has been what has brought me to this moment of happiness and joy. Even the rough spots have added even more joy to my life…[Read more]

  • Chana commented on the post, tank 5 years, 8 months ago

    It’s amazing what happens when people don’t get their way. They’re willing to tank everything! Just like little kids who kick over the game board when they’re losing…so are the Republicans kicking over the country in a fit of tantrum. They need a time out for a few terms.

  • Chana commented on the post, stolen 5 years, 8 months ago

    I feel like all my plans were stolen…the plans to live in the woods, and churn my own butter. The plans to climb mountains and hike through the woods…all was stolen.

  • Chana commented on the post, versatile 5 years, 9 months ago

    I used to be so versatile…but that was before I lost my way. They say amnesia takes many forms. Sometimes we forget how to move our bodies….sometimes we forget how to change our mind. Versatility requires a little movement you know.

  • Chana commented on the post, rebound 5 years, 9 months ago

    You never want to be the rebound date. That’s what worries me about our new rabbi. Is there such a thing as a rebound rabbi? Is this the one?