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9 American Athletes + 1 Madman with Minions = 2 Books

February 24, 2015 @ Liz’s House – but Katie Hosting (Thx, Liz!)
missing: Shelley (eye), Sue (Sadie), Karen C (kids), Kitty (life)

PreGame: passport issues (Viv/Venezuela; Katie’s sis/ill friend in US); eye ickiness & other medical maladies war stories (can you say ‘glioblastoma?’ …some of us cannot); Travolta (revolt-a or just goofy? 600 more words

Book Club

The "Unpleasant Job" of Being Atticus Finch

In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Miss Maudie perfectly describes the nature of her life-long friend, Atticus, who is a lawyer. Maudie tells his children, “I simply wanted to tell you that there are some men in this world who were born to do our unpleasant jobs for us. 265 more words

I Owe My Scrabble Addiction to an Out-of-work Architect

No relief in our addiction!

My husband and I continue our Scrabble addiction (Confessions of a Scrabble Addict). We played 26 games in January and ended in a tie – 13 games each.  382 more words

Family Life

Greenspan: "The Stock Market Is Great", But The Economy Feels Like In "The Late Stages Of The Great Depression"

Source: zerohedge

While conflicting economic data leaves hope for both buills and bears, Alan Greenspan warns that, unlike Yellen, “US economic growth is not strong.” 115 more words

Financial/Societal Collapse And Dependence

The Great Depression

The Great Depression of the decade of the 1930s affected the United States and the rest of the industrial world. It started in the United States with the stock market crash of late 1929.  1,124 more words

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