WINTER TRIPS

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CAMPING TIPS —

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ALPS SUMMIT —

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On the Minimum Wage

Research suggests that a ten percent hike in the minimum wage could be expected to bring about a 1/10th of 1% hike in prices. In other words, that $100.00 cart of groceries might cost you $100.10 after giving the stock clerks a 10% raise. Those stock clerks would them...

On the Minimum Wage

Research suggests that a ten percent hike in the minimum wage could be expected to bring about a 1/10th of 1% hike in prices. In other words, that $100.00 cart of groceries might cost you $100.10 after giving the stock clerks a 10% raise. Those stock clerks would them...

Networks, Blacks, and the GOP

“During Robert Dole’s 1996 convention speech, network camera operators could not find any actual black people to portray as delegates who were really delegates. So as a favor to Dole and the Republicans, they focused on their own employees.” Eric...

St. Bede’s Family Service

At 9:08 in St. Bede’s Chapel we wonder if anyone other than the core team of worship leaders will show up for the 9:15 Family Service. Then, in a matter of minutes, we have a crowd of probably 75. Babies being babies, mothers chasing toddlers, crayons hitting the...

Playing for Pizza

PLAYING FOR PIZZA   I just finished reading John Grisham’s “Playing for Pizza,” a story about an NFL quarterback who takes a five-month contract to play minor league football in...

Vote Suppression

“Over the past several years Republican lawmakers, citing concerns of voter fraud and of electoral calculations, have introduced voting restrictions in dozens of states, limiting polling hours, requiring difficult-to-acquire forms of identification, closing...

Why photo IDs?

Coors: The better question is, ”Why require a photo ID for voting when the old IDs worked just fine?” No one can come up with an answer that will stand up to logical scrutiny. Paleriderdosset ”stricter” means what? 4918  ...

Government Tyranny

If we allow the govt to FORCE women to have babies, what’s next?The govt forcing us to become Muslims? The govt forcing us to become libertarians?The govt forcing us to observe Lent? The govt forcing us into homosexual marriage?Forcing us to learn Spanish?No,...

The Biden Rule

Editing out what Biden said doesn’t erase it from the public record. No matter HOW MANY TIMES you guys take his earlier statements out of context, we will remind you of the greater context. He WELCOMED BUSH’s nomination should a vacancy happen. You...

Part D Penalty

Kaslin: If it’s wrong for people to be fined under Obamacare, why is it okay for seniors on fixed incomes to be fined under Bush’s Part D ?Kaslin is NOT going to say; nor will any other right winger.

Rules or No Rules?

Reminds me of once when some of the older boys broke up a fight I was in and said, ”Let’s settle it in the ring.” So, they made us put on boxing gloves and we began to fight…..the older boys acted as referee; breaking us up when we got in a...

Doss Isn’t Afraid of Questions

Veritas:  Did you think for a second that Richweb was going to post about his political views and invite us to scrutinize those views critically?BTW — I support unions, Democrats, teachers, voting rights, civil rights, marriage equality, environmental...

Go Union!

You know that when even a brain dead wing nut sees the benefit of unions, the unions must be doing SOMETHING right.   5099   PM:   Mrsdeluxe   [Quote]     — 7:46am — Sat, Mar 5, 16 pstMaryI’m a...

How Is the Obama Economy?

How Is the Obama Economy? Let’s ask some right wingers! <B>5084 PM: Dwightvol [Quote] — 7:43am — Sat, Mar 5, 16 pst Dwightvol Here’s a shocker for you. My family business as you call it just about doubled it’s income in 3 yrs.....

Dog-Salute

The Daily Show with Jon StewartGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,Daily Show Video ArchiveBush Salute with Dog in Hand

Absence of What?

2623 PM: Christians [Quote] — 2:08pm — Sat, Feb 27, 16 pst Christians are Good Absence of evidence does not mean evidence of absence

Reagan and Fantasy

”One of his favorite stories, one that he told over and over again to different audiences, concerned a pilot in World War II who told his crew to bail out of their crippled B-17 bomber. When the tail gunner said he could not move because he was badly wounded,...

Bring in Some New Chains!

Imagine you’re watching the Super Bowl. They’re slogging it out. Then, one of the teams inserts a female quarterback. The refs stop the game in bring in a new set of chains — when the female QB is on the field, it takes 25 yards to get a first down....

It’s Going Well,

Sherry’s just about recovered from the many injuries she sustained back on October 21. Her eye, face, cheek, etc., seem to be healing perfectly. Her arm, shoulder, and elbow are healed too, but in need of lots of therapy.She continues to see her therapist for...

More Visits to Our Doctors

Two doctor visits today. First — Dr. Taylor says Sherry’s doing great — bite works — jaw works — looks good. I LIKE this guy! And I like his wife too. (More on that later.)Dr. Gabel, though, has concerns. She has way too much scarring and...

Second Eye Surgery Done

We took Sherry in to see Dr. Soparkar today, and he did the work on her eyelid. They deadened her eye area with a salve much like a dentist would do your gum before bringing in the needle.I watched the whole thing, but not too closely. He put in several stitches...

Second Eye Surgery

Sherry visited Dr. Soparkar this morning, and he’s decided that she needs another round of surgery. He says it’s a minor correction that will be done in the office under local anesthesia. She’s set to have this done a week from today. Sherry and I...

Back to Work!

Good news! Sherry’s back at work. She’s moving slow; typing left-handed; but she’s more independent now, and she’s looking better each day!Thank you all so much for your continued prayers, emails, notes, and well-wishes. She’s on the...

Back to Church!

Sherry returned to church today, for the first time since her October 21 accident. It wasn’t easy for her. She needs assistance with bathing and dressing, and everything takes longer now than it did before. Plus her endurance is down.Ever the faithful servant,...

2nd Visit to Occupational Therapist

This morning Sherry visited her therapist at 7:00 a.m. Dianne exclaimed when Sherry walked in that she looked like a totally different person than the one who visited two days ago.The swelling in Sherry’s hand has greatly diminished, and she’s showing...

Follow-up to Face Surgery

Today, Sherry visited the two surgeons who operated on her eye and cheek area. Both report that they are pleased with the outcome of their work and with the way Sherry’s healing. She still has lots of bruising and considerable swelling, but things are on the...

Therapy – Day One

11:45am – Sherry met her physical therapist today for evaluation and initial treatments. It was pretty rough going for her, and she was glad to be done and get back to the house. She’s scheduled for two sessions per week for the time being, and for ongoing...

Out of the Splint

Sherry visited the orthopedic surgeon this morning and had the splint and stitches removed. She has quite an incision. Thank goodness that heavy splint is off, and she only has to contend with the sling for now.Her elbow and shoulder Xrays are looking good, and she...

The First 48 Hours

1:45pm – It’s been almost two days now since Sherry’s visit to the Neurosensory Surgical Center at Methodist Hospital. Today she slept in and was still in bed when I got home from church. The Third-Graders at Palmer were already working on this...

Resting Quietly

1:21pm – Sherry slept well last night. We’re continuing the cold compress treatments (frozen peas from Methodist), and she’s passing her red color saturation tests. She’s more comfortable in our bed than she was yesterday on that hospital...

Home – Sweet – Home

11:12 pm – They released her from the Methodist Neurosensory Surgical Center at around 9:50pm. After a slow drive home, we’ve got her in her own bed, resting with frozen peas on her face (doctor’s orders). Dr. Soparkar called at 11:00pm to check on...

Out of Surgery!

6:55 pm – Both doctors (Dr. Terry Taylor, maxillofacial/oral surgeon, & Dr. Soparkar, eye plastic surgeon) report that things went well; she looks good. She’s sporting a titanium plate in her cheek area, and a new synthetic orbitbal floor. This is...

Elbow Repaired

Took Sherry into the Kirby Surgical Center at 5:45 a.m., and they wheeled her into surgery at 7:15. At 8:15, Dr. Gabel came to give me an update. They decided to go with a plate rather than with the wire as they had originally intended. I saw the xray which clearly...

The Primary Care Physician

Today we took Sherry to see Dr. Garb, her primary care physician, to get a clearance (required by Methodist Hospital) for her to undergo surgery. Tomorrow we take her over to the Kirby surgical center to have her elbow repaired.How’s she doing? She’s very...

The Second Face Doctor

We took Sherry’s new CT scan films to Dr. Eugene Alford, and he walked us through the procedure he and Dr. Soparkar plan to do on November 4. Dr. Alford will use titanium plates to hold her various fractures together. He had the same surgery done himself by Dr....

The Orthopedic

Thanks to PCAC member and fellow Palmer Parishioner, Tana Key, we were able to get Sherry in to see Dr. Gerard Gabel first thing today.He proposed using wire to repair her broken elbow; in the course of his examination, he noticed extreme tenderness in her shoulder,...

More Imaging

Dr. Soparkar ordered more CT scans; we went to the Hermann Memorial Imaging Center on Richmond and had another round of scans done. We delivered one set of films to Dr. Soparkar’s office. He called to say he’d reviewed the films and was set to do the...

First Round of Specialists

We took Sherry in to see Dr. Key at Methodist, and he gave her a clean bill of health on the condition of her eye; but noted that she needed extra help with the multiple fractures of her orbit and face. He got us in to see Dr. Charles Soparkar within an hour.Dr....

To the Rescue

To the Rescue At 9:00 A.M. Saturday morning, our first incoming phone call was from Dr. Jim Key, ophthalmologist, who also happens to attend our church. Jim had been on call Friday night, and saw Saturday morning that the emergency room had attempted to contact him...

Bike Accident

At around 8:30 pm on Friday, October 21, 2011, Sherry lost control of her bicycle and flipped over the handle bars. I was with her, and rushed to her side immediately. She was unconscious, lying on her back, and a pool of blood formed under her head.She regained...