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NOW & THEN...

NOVEMBER FEATURES

BRAGGING RIGHTS
Smart Meters or Dumb Ideas?

Are these helpful devices that make energy cheaper, keep the gird safe and make all the systems we rely on more secure? Or is this 'smart' transformation simply highly sophisticated 'social engineering' being promulgated as 'for our own good' by a league of multi-national energy and technology brokers who are up-playing 'consumer benefits' while plotting  on taking us all to the cleaners for billions in (their) profit? 

Cashing in on Predators?

Are laws on sex offenders supposed to protect kids -or- meant to enrich high-tech tracking companies? Read this special Mother Jones report by Kate Sheppard and see what you think about what is happening. Then decide for yourself if it's right, or if it's wrong.

From our Archives...

Though still ever so topical, this 2006 interview with Justice Stephen Breyer, sitting jurist of the United States Supreme Court, makes it redundantly clear that for the democratic principles codified by the U.S. Constitution to ‘work’ citizens must be ‘involved.’

Blues for the Holidays

The Arkansas River Blues Society will celebrate their annual Christmas Open Blues Jam on December the 16th at the Cornerstone Pub & Grill,  located at 314 Main Street in North Little Rock.  Festivities start at 8 pm and the cover is only $5 per person! Unseen Eye will be the house band with Gil Franklin and Lucious Spiller as a special guest. Hope to see you there!!!

(((hugs))) ~Christine

OCCUPY LITTLE ROCK

Late in October, I spent part of my day with the Occupy Little Rock folks. What came of it was a page full of photos and a whole lot of food for thought.


HAPPY TO SING THE BLUES

Also in October, I had a glorious time being the 'official timekeeper' at the Arkansas River Blues Society Blues Competition. DVDs NOW Available and a Christmas Jam coming soon!


TIME AFTER TIME

Earlier this year, I was introduced to the fine work that the folks at Arkansas Time After Time are doing, and now I am elated to say that I am working with them!

As several among you already know, my youngest son is in the Navy.

He enlisted nearly two years ago on the delayed entry program, spent months in training to prepare for bootcamp from which he graduated late in October 2010 and is now stationed aboard the USS Chancellorsville with the homeport of San Diego, California.

Official Navy USSCV Website
USS Chancellorsville (CG 62)
Deployment Log
Cruiser Photo Archive

My son is one heck of a great kid and I love him with all of my heart, just like I love all my children, be they near or be they far...


The Ticonderoga Class Guided Missile Cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG-62)


~ celebrating professionalism in service ~


 

 

That you may be filled with strength and power, rooted and grounded in love that surpasses all knowledge: Be kind to one another; live with compassion, producing every kind of goodness; stand firm and hold your ground in truth, righteousness and peace; be courageous; embrace faith which is perfect trust in justice. ~Ephesians 3-6 (condensed)