Yes, I hope so badly to retire in a little house at Le Canon or Piraillian in southwest France. You know the type of little house, cream stucco exterior walls, red roof tiles with a wrap around tiled terrace, the kind of terrace that is used as much as the interior, for eating, relaxing, an extension of the home. The outside garden provides a refuge away from the street hiding the little house away from prying eyes. The tall fragrant pines, the unruly bougainvillea shrubs, the garden plot of aromatic herbs, parsley, sage, rosemary, lavender and thyme. This shall be my little retirement home yards away from the daily farmer's market where the freshly caught bounty of the sea is there for the selecting, just picked fruit and vegetables, charcuterie artisans presenting their sausages, terrines, hams and pates. My retirement is still twenty years away, I hope that this dream will become a reality.
I find it sadly comical when the GOP tries to criticize the President on military matters. For a democratic President he has more to show for during his 3 years at the helm than President Bush had during his tenure at the White House. I’m surprised that at the GOP debates, they haven’t really touched on foreign policy, aside from Michelle Bachmann complaining about our Libyan war and that now President Obama was going to put us in another war in Africa. Definitely do not want her in charge of foreign policy. I would worry that the GOP candidates would want to engage against Iran. We should not, we have had enough of war. We need to concentrate on ourselves here at home.
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I have been saying this for months and other commentators have as well. Public campaign funding reform has always been a topic of discussion but without any real urgency. The urgency came about with the Citizens United ruling. I get what Cenk is saying about President Obama campaigning on changing the politics and financial influence in Washington from within and then disappointing us once he arrived there. I would temper Cenk’s position with what Van Jones has said recently. President Obama campaigned with “Change WE can believe in, not change I can believe in” So WE have to help President Obama stand true with his campaign’ vision and push for change from our side and show that WE want change as well. I think that Washington D.C is a vortex into a universe that is devoid of all reality because when you listen to them, they are not occupying our world, they are in bizarro land.I think that this other expression of the movement, Cenk’s Wolf Pac, will be another conversation piece getting into the forefront of the national dialogue which is way overdue.
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The idea is to experiment with writing a paragraph filled with short sentences and then to link them thereby making them more complex. All in the interest of finding rhythm, a type of cadence. Here goes.
I’m watching a Person of Interest. It’s on CBS on Thursday night at 9:00 p.m. It was created by J.J Abrahms and someone else. It stars the guy from Lost with the glasses, Linus. It also stars the actor who played Jesus in The Passion of Christ.
It’s Thursday night, 9:00 p.m and my husband and I are watching A Person of Interest on CBS. It was created by J.J Abrahms and a partner, what’s interesting is that one of the stars is from Lost, the one who played Linus, J.J Abrahms was the creator of Lost as well. The other star is from The Passion of Jesus Christ, he played Jesus.
I see what is meant by changing the length of sentences as well as the length of the paragraph. You definitely don’t want staccato, you want flowing but without losing the train of thought or your audiences attention. Good exercise.
I'm at my best during the mid morning hours. Right after I have eaten my breakfast, while I'm drinking my pot of coffee, reading the news and writing my comments on the Huffington Post. I start to fade right before lunch, I replenish my brain with lunch and an apple and than I 'm good for a few more hours of writing. After all that, I'm caput.