The Positive Side of Bad Dates

I try to stay positive when faced with a bad situation. Don’t get me wrong, I’m far from one of those overly-chipper, “the sky is always blue and butterflies are flitting around” type of people. I’m too realistic for that. But my realism skews more toward the positive than the negative -- and in the absence of finding anything positive in a given situation, my next go-to is to convince myself that I learned something. ...more

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 i tried to learn ... more

Finding Women Voices in the Depression/Recession – Part Two

It is Women’s History Month. One thing that is absent from the financial discussions of the past is how did women cope? I think of that time with images of flappers dancing, bread lines and hundreds of men on Wall Street looking solemn. Yet there were women in America in 1929. They are invisible on a surface level but our great-grandmothers and grandmother do have information for their children’s children. How Did Folks Know What Was Happening? ...more

washy || http://washwords.com/words || washwords.dc@gmail.com

 really interesting post. ... more

How's your feed? Are you serving up full or partial feeds to your readers?

The great thing about blogs is that readers can subscribe to your feed. Each time you publish a new post, readers are notified in one of a number of possible ways that you have a new post. If you read a lot of blogs you probably use a tool especially meant to pull in and organize blog feeds. This software is commonly called an RSS reader. There are many, but the one I use is called Net News Wire. Bloggers serve up their RSS feeds in two ways: full or partial. ...more

At This Rate, Soon We'll All Be Tracy Flick

Remember Tracy Flick from the movie Election? The over-achieving, uber-ambitious, won't-let-anything-get-in-my-way gal running for class President? If she didn't before this week, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is now very familiar with Tracy, who some are saying is Gillibrand's alter ego. ...more

washy || http://washwords.com/words || washwords.dc@gmail.com

 I don't mean to ... more

At This Rate, Soon We'll All Be Tracy Flick

Remember Tracy Flick from the movie Election? The over-achieving, uber-ambitious, won't-let-anything-get-in-my-way gal running for class President? If she didn't before this week, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is now very familiar with Tracy, who some are saying is Gillibrand's alter ego. ...more

I had no idea these Tracy flick comparisons were being made. A few years ago I came to the ... more

Two co-workers were let go today. They were replaced by young and cheap, but not necessarily better. Sigh...

Two co-workers were let go today. They were replaced by young and cheap, but not necessarily better. Sigh... ...more
yah, the bad news keeps on coming... :( I'm suddenly quite glad to have that steady gov. job. ... more

Wondering if writing serious posts on a mostly comedic blog is disappointing to readers.

Wondering if writing serious posts on a mostly comedic blog is disappointing to readers. ...more
and i sometimes wonder if being serious on a funny blog.. is... well anyway. more

My ukulele has arrived!! Today has just improved a thousand times over.

My ukulele has arrived!! Today has just improved a thousand times over. ...more
ha ha ha. not everyday one can say that. cheers! enjoy it1 more

Shocked: Rihanna's Bruised and Bloody Face http://bit.ly/WDAYm

Shocked: Rihanna's Bruised and Bloody Face http://bit.ly/WDAYm ...more
absolutely awful isn't it? and sigggh, some of the comments folks are making. ugh. more

Oh, Dakota.

That is how I feel every day. ...more
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