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Grizzly Mama

There's a Grizzly who has escaped the City of Brotherly Love..(and she's going back to homeschooling!!)

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Location: Out of Philly, Pennsylvania, United States

"All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth." Aristotle - Greek Philosopher.

Sunday, December 21, 2008


My cookie dough languishes in the fridge - I languish on the recliner.

I have pneumonia, the first time in my life that I have ever had pneumonia. I hate it and it's awful. Terrible to breathe. Can't move much. Feeling a bit better after nearly a week of antibiotics with herbal support, but still quite sick. The house is a mess. Only about 1/8 of what I wanted to get done actually got done. Face it - Troll can't keep the house properly. He just can't. Going to bed now. Sorry about the late Christmas cards (if they even get out this year...), and the late packages. Got the kids done, the in-laws done, each other done - as far as presents go. Got the tree up, but the decoration storage box still sits in the middle of the room. That's going to have to do it. Christmas is almost here. It'll have to be good enough.

Merry Christmas to everyone! Say a little prayer for recovery for me and thanking you in advance for that...

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Victory in New Orleans

Anh 'Joseph' Cao (R) rides to victory in New Orleans. He will be the first Vietnamese-American Congressman. William Jefferson, the guy with the cash hidden in his freezer, is out and will be facing trial in 2009 along with several relatives who also happen to be 'public servants' in the NO area.

The bio of Mr. Cao is a shining example of the American Dream. He was born in Saigon, Vietnam and fled at the fall of Saigon - he was 8 years old. His father spent several years in a North Vietnamese prison. This guy knows what tyranny is all about, and it aint Amerikkka - as an associate of Obama likes to call the United States of America. He has earned a bachelor degree in physics from Baylor University, a masters in philosophy from Fordham University, and a Law degree from Loyola. He has volunteered with the Boat People SOS and opened a local office to help Vietnamese refugees in his area. He was selected by Archbishop Alfred Hughes of the Archdiocese of New Orleans to be a member of the National Advisory Council to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. He and his family fled Hurricane Katrina, and upon their return to N.O., they found everything they owned destroyed. They have rebuilt, and he has helped his community rebuild, fighting against plans to make the community a local landfill. America isn't about suckling off the teat of big government, it's about working hard and realizing your dreams. Mr. Cao knows all about that and he is a testament to what anyone living in the United States of America can achieve.

I would really like to sit down and have a cup of coffee with this guy. He is red, white and blue all the way. God bless him and his family in their newest endeavor, and God Bless America!

Hat tip: Mike's America.


Wednesday, December 03, 2008

We Have to Move Again

Good thing I didn't completely unpack.

We are aiming for mid-January, but have until end of February. I really hate moving. The 85 acres that this house sits on is going to be developed, though. It was a good old house, but not one I felt that I could really dig in and get comfortable with.

We are on a house search now.