As I have said, I love the military, I love serving my country, but I have lost...– Pam’s House Blend:: Active duty member of Outserve speaks to the Blend about life under DADT
My guess is that when Social Security reform rolls around in 2013, and if Obama...– Donklephant » Blog Archive » Gallup: How To Save Social Security? Remove The Cap!
Red boxes, red envelopes and the blue and yellow Blockbuster stores may dominate...– Study: Libraries Top The Competition In Lending Movies - Hartford Courant
I don’t need to thank God for my food. Even if there was a God, I wouldn’t thank...– The Family That Prays Together, Strays Together « Rechelle Unplugged
Arnold Peter, who represents Fresno painter and construction worker Rick...– Ansel Adams heirs slam lost negatives claim | National | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle
The film, known for its rich saturation and archival durability of its slides,...– Exposed: The Last Roll Of Kodachrome : NPR
Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you’ll look back and realize they...– Robert Brault | Submitted by: bornonthe17th (via quote-book) (via whodoyoulove)
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Some great reader comments here. And of course, even old Jon Stewart clips are still worth watching.
You're getting colder...
catalogliving: Elaine finally found a place where Gary wouldn’t find her prized albino apples.
Dear Obama Administration
Just because Fox News says “Jump” doesn’t mean you have to say “How high?”
Since attendance is so bad, and since the team is celebrating its 45th...– Houston Astros: 17 Reasons To — Believe It Or Not — Watch The Rest Of The Season - Houston News - Hair Balls
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So I designed the club with granite and marble so that if it floods again, we...– Galveston’s New Rinse-Off Nightspot » Swamplot: Houston’s Real Estate Landscape
It’s true that much of the world sees some of Hezbollah’s actions as...– Octavia Nasr’s firing and what The Liberal Media allows - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com via The Daily Dish: A Media Purge Bleg
How you can help ensure Houston gets a retired... →
NASA has said little publicly about the fate of its retired space shuttles, but it’s clear there will essentially be two orbiters that have flown in space up for grabs: Atlantis and Endeavour.
Johnson said that it was “liberating” to throw away drafts because they “were...– To Keep or Not to Keep: Denis Johnson and his papers | Cultural Compass
Fourth of July Parade
We checked out our neighborhood’s annual Fourth of July parade today. It was hot, sweaty and awesome. My pictures don’t do it justice, but here they are. Happy Fourth of July! If you can’t see the slide show, here’s a link to the set.
A fabulous quote for the Fourth
“…the gross national product does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their education, or the joy of their play. It does not include the beauty of our poetry or the strength of our marriages; the intelligence of our public debate or the integrity of our public officials. It measures neither our wit nor our courage; neither our wisdom nor our learning; neither our compassion...
Hyperspectral Imaging by Library of Congress... →
Recent hyperspectral imaging of Thomas Jefferson’s rough draft of the Declaration of Independence has clearly confirmed past speculation that Jefferson made an interesting word correction during his writing of the document, according to scientists in the Library of Congress’ Preservation Research and Testing Division (PRTD).
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The Bulwer-Lytton award is given annually for the worst first sentence of a novel. Contestants craft deliberately bad opening lines. Molly Ringle took the 2010 prize with this gem.