“What all the wise men promised has not happened, and what all the damned fools said would happen has come to pass.” – Lord Melbourne
“We voted for these people. We should be allowed to taser them.” – Mike
“If you’re standing around talking about doing away with fossil fuels while pointing at an electric vehicle that’s about 70% synthetic materials, you’ve already failed an IQ test you didn’t even know you were taking.”
“Tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire.”
“They’re not ignorant. They’ll tell you all about what they know.”
“You guys just don’t spend enough time giving yourself cool but limited super-powers. This is the internet.” – laura w.
“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.” – Thomas Paine
“Whoever undertakes to set himself up as judge in the field of truth and knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods” – Albert Einstein
“They can pass a law to say anything, but reality gets to bat last.”
“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” – Edmund Burke
“The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted.” – D.H. Lawrence
“If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.” – Thomas Paine
“God doesn’t call the equipped – he equips those he calls.” – Barbara Curtis
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Category Archives: Family
“Teresa” – A Forgotten (and Not-So-Golden) Oldie
Growing up, I always wondered why my parents had named me “Teresa“. It isn’t a particularly common name (“Theresa” did make it to #65 in 1950); I lost track of the number of “Mary”s I grew up with, however! The only other girl … Continue reading
The Important Things
. One of the joys of having a child with Down syndrome is that they are constantly reminding you of the truly important things in life, simply by living a life full of joy and happiness. They live each day … Continue reading
Foodie Friday: Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings
. Yield: serves 4-6 Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 8 hours Total Time: 8.5 hours
Happy Birthday to “The Other Woman”
Today is “Lola”‘s 10th birthday, so I thought I would re-run this post from 2012: Her Name Is “Lola”….. ….and whatever Lola wants, Lola is gonna get. . .
The Lovely 10%: The happiest members of a movement you won’t hear about on the news
(October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month; this post – originally posted in 2011 – highlights just one more thing that many people don’t know about the DS population) As many of you know, our youngest daughter, Rebecca, was born with … Continue reading
For Bev – “Again Someday”
. Today would have been my little sister’s 60th birthday. Miss you like heck, Sis…. . (“Again Someday” by Blackmore’s Night – available on CD or MP3)
Five Years Later
We miss her so much. .
Happy 30th Birthday, Sarah!
. Thirty years ago today, a spirited whirlwind of a girl blew into our lives: ….and we have never been the same. Where has all that time gone? God has a wicked sense of humor – ask any family that has … Continue reading
Still Crazy (In Love) After All These Years
Forty-two years ago today, two starry-eyed kids said “I do”…. To my wonderful husband, Paul – thank you for all of the special memories, and for making me so incredibly happy.
. Today marks the day that we welcomed our beloved second daughter, Michelle, into the world. It seems like only yesterday that we were counting her fingers and toes. Never let it be said that God doesn’t have a wicked … Continue reading