was a wonderful month, filled with flowers and smiles.
The fetching bouquet (at right) was a special treat in tandem
with my youngest
that's her (above) and me (at right), happy as a mom can be when her
youngest child 'officially' becomes an adult.
Just think, now we are both emancipated...!!!
blooms burst forth in my little garden. At left are some cukes.
right are some beans. And below are the 'first fruits' (baby
veggies, snipped from the vine, to 'encourage' the plant to produce
a bumper crop <grin>.
These tiny veggies were amazingly flavorful and added great
zest to my salad!!!
Think on these things...
Think on the beauty and abundance of
life... and let us all together celebrate
2012 in joy and with the unified purpose of making things good for
everyone. everywhere, all of the time. (((hugs))) ~Christine
Michael C. "Mike" Kelley, editor/publisher of ArmchairHoodlum,
professional diswasher, VietNam Vet and interdicted cannabis
cultivator is back in town. If you don't remember (or never heard
of) his saga, catch-up on background and stay tuned-in with the
funfolding (no, that is NOT a type-o) story with a
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I know it is only June, but November will be here before we know it
and with it comes (tah-dah!) ELECTION DAY 2012.
Will you be ready? Will you know with
confidence who to vote for because you have researched the
candidates and where they stand on the issues?
Or will you rely on the mass-media hog-wash,
such at the glossy mailers pictured above, to 'inform' you about how
to cast your vote...?
I sure hope not.
My mail box was so stuffed with these (VERY
expensive to design, print and mail) handbills which say NOTHING of
substance and have absolutely no information pertinent to making an
'informed' decision about the qualifications of the person they
represent that quite frankly I wanted to puke.
For the record, I voted for NONE of the above.
It was a personal protest against the gargantuan waste these folks
are clearly capable of just by the looks of how the waste money on
meaningless, ego-aggrandizing crap.
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infuse this historic WPA-built adobe structure, home to
London Frontier Theatre, with new life.
Check out this VIDEO, look in your heart, open your wallet...!!!
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In September this year, gozarks (aka:
'me') will be
a presenter on the agenda of the
4th Annual RSOL National Conference in Albuquerque, NM. My
presentation will be on media & marketing strategy. It will be an
excellent program <smile>. Maybe YOU want to come... <grin>
As several among you already know, my youngest son is
in the Navy. Here is the latest news from him:
May 2012: A marksmanship test score of 228 to
240 = "Expert" status in the Navy. My IC3 writes:
"I got a 231 with the 9mm."
"I have an update for you, I was frocked today. The
Commanding Officer and Command Master Chief of my ship pinned on my
E-4 insignia so I am officially a 3rd class petty officer instead of ICFN. I am addressed as IC3 which is a lot easier to say every time
I have to answer the phone (lol). I will send you a pic of what the
insignia looks like. It is will be displayed on all of my uniforms
after I have them all updated when we get back to land. Any way it's
hard to believe how long Iíve been in, the time has really flown
He enlisted over 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)
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)
REMEMBER OUR MILITARY
SUPPORT THE USO!!!!
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