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Posted: Sep 29, 2016 - 6:03pm

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{#Roflol}

So far I got 39 chipmunks but no squirrels {#Eek}

 
Are you saying your freezer is full.but not diverse?{#Stupid}
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Posted: Sep 29, 2016 - 10:42am

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I've used "Savage Squirrels" in the Band Name thread{#Lol}

 
{#Roflol}

So far I got 39 chipmunks but no squirrels {#Eek}
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Posted: Sep 29, 2016 - 7:44am

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Three beautiful large ripe tomatoes savaged by a squirrel before I could harvest them. I've lost a lot this year between the squirrels and chipmunks in a poor growing season.

 
It's easier(and safer,I don't sleep well when they gather and make demonstrative demands for more free food) to just give them field corn.
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Posted: Sep 28, 2016 - 6:56pm

 GeneP59 wrote:
Three beautiful large ripe tomatoes savaged by a squirrel before I could harvest them. I've lost a lot this year between the squirrels and chipmunks in a poor growing season.

 
I've used "Savage Squirrels" in the Band Name thread{#Lol}
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Posted: Sep 28, 2016 - 6:55pm

A giant white oak that was hit by lightning last year and had to be taken down this week.It was older than me and probably Pops.

It's a giant hole in the yard and the canopy. {#Sad}

edit-but fewer leaves to rake and fewer acorns for the evil(some say savage) squirrels.
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Posted: Sep 27, 2016 - 7:00pm

Three beautiful large ripe tomatoes savaged by a squirrel before I could harvest them. I've lost a lot this year between the squirrels and chipmunks in a poor growing season.
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Posted: Sep 27, 2016 - 12:46pm

Got dammit still no Chico
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Posted: Sep 26, 2016 - 6:22am

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Still no word on Chico
 

 
{#Hug}Hoping for the best.{#Meditate}
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Posted: Sep 26, 2016 - 6:14am

Still no word on Chico
 
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Posted: Sep 26, 2016 - 6:06am

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the sun outside and the beautiful autumn colours

 
She lives...Greetings.{#Wave}
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Posted: Sep 26, 2016 - 5:24am

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the sun outside and the beautiful autumn colours

 
 

{#Good-vibes}
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Posted: Sep 26, 2016 - 3:24am

the sun outside and the beautiful autumn colours
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Posted: Sep 25, 2016 - 2:03pm

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Thinking how many more years I have to work before I can retire. 

 
I know the feeling. {#Meditate}
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Posted: Sep 25, 2016 - 1:34pm

Thinking how many more years I have to work before I can retire. 
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Posted: Sep 22, 2016 - 5:20am

Today at school, our staff decided we needed to press pause and create a space for kids to share their thoughts and feelings in response to the killing of Mr. Crutcher. I was part of facilitating three small group discussions throughout the day: a fifth grade group, a sixth grade group, and a seventh/eighth grade group. I want to share what I experienced with the kids today, because I am convinced that if you can put yourself in the shoes of a child of color in Tulsa right now, you will have a clearer understanding of the crisis we're facing and why we say black lives matter.
—-

1. I look at the wide-eyed faces of the fifth graders surrounding me: 10 and 11 year olds, waiting to hear what I had to say. I tell them we will read a news article about the shooting together so we can all be informed. As I read, the students busily highlight and underline parts that stand out to them: Fatally shot. Hands raised. "Bad dude." Motionless. Affected forever. I finish and I ask them, "What are your thoughts?"

They answer with questions. Why did they have to kill him? Why were they afraid of him? Why doeshave to live life without a father? What will she do at father daughter dances? Who will walk her down the aisle? Why did no one help him after he was shot? Hasn't this happened before? Can we write her cards? Can we protest?

As the questions roll, so do the tears. Students cry softly as they speak. Others weep openly. I watch 10 year olds pass tissues to each other, to me, to our principal as he joins our circle. One girl closes our group by sharing: "I wish white people could give us a chance. We can all come together and get along. We can all be united." Let me tell you, these 10 year olds are more articulate about this than I am.

We agree to love one another, to take care of one another. I tell each of them that I am white and I love them and they matter to me.

2. The group of sixth grade girls that surround me are either red-eyed or withdrawn. They sit next to Mr. Crutcher's daughter in class. They are her friends. Nearly every student has a tissue as we read the article together. When I open the floor for discussion: silence. It hurts to talk about. It hurts to think about. It hurts.

I fight the urge to fill the dead air with my voice. A few quiet words are whispered about sadness and unfairness, but the rest of the time is spent wiping eyes and hugging one another. It becomes clear that no one else is in a place to speak. I give them the space to process silently. Then I tell them, "We have different skin colors. I love you. You matter. You are worthy. You are human. You are valuable." Shoulders shake harder around the circle. I realize that this is the first time all year I have affirmed my love for them.

The rest of the cafeteria is hushed. The sixth graders are quiet. The tragedy lives and breathes among them. It could have been their father. Boys are scattered across the cafeteria with their heads buried in their shirts. A girl who just moved to Tulsa from New Orleans because her father wanted to "escape the violence" is choked up as she speaks in the group next to mine. When we come back together whole group, one boy is still crying as another rubs his hand on his back soothingly.

3. These students are older— thirteen and fourteen. They are hardened. They are angry. Some students refuse to hold or look at the article. The speak matter-of-factly. One says she feels like punching someone in the nose.

Another student says, "I used to read about this happening and think, oh that's sad, and then kind of forget about it. But this happened so close to home. It feels real now. I take 36th St N to and from school everyday. It happened right by my house."

"What made him 'a big bad dude?'" a boy asks. "Was it his height? His size—" I look at the boys in my circle, all former students of mine. They have grown inches since their first day in my class. Their voices have deepened. Their shoulders broadened. They all nod their heads in agreement at the student's last guess— "The color of his skin?"

—-

I share this story, because Mr. Crutcher's death does not just affect the students at my school. I share this story, because we are creating an identity crisis in all of our black and brown students. (Do I matter? Am I to be feared? Should I live in fear? Am I human?) We are shaping their world view with blood and bullets, hashtags and viral videos. Is this how we want them to feel? Is this how we want them to think?

I share this story because I spent the last two years teaching kids that we write to interact with and understand the world, that our voices matter and that our voices deserve to be heard.

I share this story, because while I could never capture the articulate things kids said or the raw emotions students shared today, my privilege requires that I speak. I ask that you read. I ask that you use whatever privilege or platform you have to speak. I ask that you put yourself in the shoes of black and brown children growing up in a world where they see videos of their classmate's father shot and bleeding in the street.

I ask that you love and love hard.

 

 

This was a FB post from a woman named Rebecca Lee.


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Posted: Jul 18, 2016 - 6:10pm

The electric company sent me a sterile congratulatory letter for using 1/3 as much electricity during the 1st and 2nd quarters of this year compared to 2015.Thanks for the pleasantries but I'd rather pay and have Pops back.{#Eh}

 Hmm,I could have started a weed farm and they wouldn't have noticed the increased usage.I can just hear Pops lecturing me about not maximizing opportunities.{#Lol}


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Posted: Jul 12, 2016 - 10:36am

The news about Colleen Burns from Orlando who died hiking the Grand Canyon has now become international and is trending on Facebook. Unfortunately, all of the headlines are irresponsibly misleading and people are making ignorant judgements and victim-blaming. I am so sick of this. She respected this Earth so much and was not being irresponsible. It was a horrific, freak accident that her friends witnessed and now they have to witness the world making judgements about her and calling her ugly names. We are hurting. A whole community will never be the same without her. Enough already with the victim-blaming. Enough.
 

Edit:  At least Jezebel (for once) got it right:  "Many outlets are characterizing Burns’ death as a selfie gone wrong, but that is inaccurate." And for the most part, the comments have been lovely and sympathetic instead of judgmental and cruel.
 

 

 

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Posted: Jun 27, 2016 - 8:53am

Every time I look at a piece of furniture,or a weird unique tool he designed or a gun Pops made I want to ask him about it and what went on in his head to get that done.So many opportunities to be exposed to brilliance wasted.


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Posted: May 3, 2016 - 7:28pm

There wasn't even a week there that I didn't have to put the flag back at half mast.
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Posted: Apr 29, 2016 - 8:07am

 K_Love wrote:
Another friend from high school has passed on. Getting old sucks and cancer sucks even harder.
 

 
Just lost one yesterday, myself.  Apparent heart attack at the ripe old age of 44.  Four kids, too.  {#Neutral}
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