Saturday, February 26, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
...or better yet - on your belly.
2. when you only went up the stairs 2 or 3 at a time
3. your idea of fun was to run down the mountain so fast that there was no way to keep your legs underneath you and you would careen completely out of control.
4. you didn't just walk home. you climbed every fence, walked every rail and jumped any obstacle.
5. you could stand on your head or do a cartwheel and wonder why anybody thought such a simple thing could be hard.
6. I think I may be the only one who did this one. I used to hide my blonde hair under my shirt when we played hide and seek. It helped me to blend in. People always found me by my shiney hair.
7. You would swing as high as you possibly could and then jump out.
8. you would let the waves of the ocean pound you into the sand and just float where ever they took you.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Massey Coal is merging with Alpha Natural Resources. There are so many lawsuits against them for damage done to the environment and deaths of coal miners that they will go the way of all coal companies.
They are selling out. The people of West Virginia and the taxpayers of the United States will be forced to clean up their messes at taxpayer expense which is what happens with all coal companies.
They get millions in tax breaks to do business in WV and then they spend years destroying the environment and working miners in unsafe conditions and then they leave once the financial liabilities get too great and take billions in profits with them.
On February 25, 1972 a dam burst which had been built by Pittston Coal Company in my hometown. Here are a list of people killed and missing.
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Samuel Carter, 20 months, Lundale, WV
Roscoe Clay, 74, Lorado, WV
James N. Davis, 2, Stowe, WV
Nancy Hopson, 1, Crites, WV
Donald McCoy, Jr., 18 months, Amherstdale, WV
Kathy Waugh, 8 months, Lundale, WV
Monday, February 21, 2011
The last time gas got this high I joined a group on facebook called "Boycott Exxon Only". There were almost 2 million people in the group.
The theory is that we have to have gas, so a full boycott is impossible. However it is possible to boycott Exxon. If you force Exxon to drop their prices then the rest will follow - it's a domino effect.
1. I want 2 marlboro in a box - customer
Do you want me to take the other 18 out? - cashier
2. Would you mind bagging that for me? - customer
Does that mean I don't have to do it if I don't want to. - cashier
3. Have a nice day if I don't see you again - customer
Does that mean that I can't have a nice day if I do see you again? - cashier
Sunday, February 20, 2011
I am on oxygen.
My breath is horrid because of it.
For years I have been sucking down water because my mouth was dry and eating breath mints and candies and brushing my teeth to death trying to improve my breath.
It turns out that a product called Biotene works wonders! It is for people who have dry mouths. I was hesitant to try it because of the price and I didn't realize that my breath was so bad because of my dry mouth caused by my oxygen.
I recently tried the stuff. It is worth every penny and my breath is actually bearable now! To me and to others!
Long Live Biotene!
Without a doubt were Cammie's Choice, Cammie's Challange and Cammie's Cousin.
Cammie was an awkward teenage girl who wanted to learn to ride. She was befriended by a local trainer and learned to take care of horses from mucking the stall to riding champion hunters.
I checked out these books several times a year for all three years that I was a student at Central Junior High School. I lived every moment of them over and over.
It probably had a lot to do with my success as a greyhound trainer.
I have heard for years about this program but I always thought they helped kids "somewhere else." Recently they donated $38,000 worth of band equipment to a school in Griffithsville, West Virginia. I think it was the junior high school.
The junior high band is now bigger than the band at the Lincoln County High School where these kids will go when they go to the 9th. grade. The high school is a combination of many junior high schools in the county.
Thank you to VH-1 for fostering an interest in music in a very rural school in West Virginia. Who knows what it will lead to.
I awoke completely defeated
are these memories woven into a dream
there was the twitch
the twitch that came when he was trying to be convincing and he knew he was failing
a twitch that took over his lip, his eye, his face, his head
fear caused me to pant which he took as excitement and increased his ministrations
I face him, I hoped I would never see him again
There he was looking at me lovingly with those eyes
knowing I didn't want him but convincing himself it wasn't true
his love won
a gentle whisper forced another dream
grateful it wasn't real this time
I recognize this place of fear
I have been here before
They cheated him but they blamed him in their greed
money justifys so much
dirt stained hands smell of sweat
so happy to see me as he blocks my escape
I hate you
I love you
The pressure to yield as he loves me
he can't grasp my fear is greater than my love as he ever so gently raped me
I went to another place of disbelief
desperation building in his face
the hard, cool ground beneath me
his face haunts me
I can see the love, the confusion, the drugs, it's all there
the desperation as he moved toward me
intimidating but so gentle
I can't breath
fear is my only comfort
I have earned my wrinkles and I look forward to having white hair.
I am happy when the wind and rain blow in my face.
I can ignore chaos when it is all around me.
I love to dream.
I know when to walk away when I can't make a difference.
I enjoy my long hair.
I wish...and wish.... and wish...