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It’s a Wonderful Life (My Old Blog)

I’ve been a blogger since November 2008 and a writer for longer than I can remember.  I started out with a personal blog on Blogger:  It’s a Wonderful Life, borrowing its name from Frank Capra’s holiday classic, the blog was meant to contain my thoughts – mostly random – about my blessed life.  I spent a …

Crick

You know how sometimes you wake up with a crick in your neck and end up spending half the day walking around looking like you just found out someone’s cat died or, worse yet, like a “bug in an Edgar-suit” (Men in Black)? You catch yourself saying “it doesn’t hurt if I hold it like …

45 Days

It’s been about 45 days since my last post. I’m not saying that because it’s a record I’m proud of or anything … just pointing out the fact that I’ve been a blogging slacker as of late. And actually acknowledging the length of time makes it even funnier to me that I’m blogging now. You …

Is CIT Group Next?

Reuters and the Wall Street Journal’s website released the news today that CIT Group has reached a financing deal with its’ bondholders, to the tune of $3 billion, that is supposed to keep CIT out of bankruptcy. Really? Isn’t that actually the tell-tale sign of what’s to surely come next? I mean, doesn’t the news …

Sweet Justice

So have you heard the story of the Pennsylvania pervert who whined about his oober-lenient child porn sentence? Isn’t there something that makes justice sweeter when the smoking gun comes from the wrongdoer’s own hand? Back in 2005, Richard Balsavage was sentenced to a mere 9 to 23 months in jail in Berks County, Pa. …

Is No One Is Safe?

Didn’t I see somewhere recently where those “in the know” were saying that the current recession is coming to an end? Maybe it was wishful thinking. Regardless, how much longer are things going to be so dreary…probably until everyone stops acting like everything’s so dreary. The Career Services office at the University of Texas at …

Happy Birthday Baby!

Wonder Boy turned 2 years old today! So how was it? I’ll let the pictures do the talking: This was while the wait staff at the restaurant sang “Happy Birthday.” I think he was protecting his territory as invading hands (The Girl & Boy Genius) began to descend. A quick smile between bites!

The Benton House

Alright, here’s the story … of a lovely house … that was bringing us some very stressful times :). The Benton house, as I dubbed it in a previous post, is a relatively new log-cabin style home that sits on almost 12 acres of wooded land out “in the sticks.” It’s a great house with …