Tuesday, May 26, 2009
I'm squatting 70 lbs which isn't a lot in relation to what I used to do, but good considering I could still have a hard time walking.
Had a death in the family and things feel off balance at home, but not terrible.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
It is sad that we haven't figured out a better safer society. My kids have a friend who is basically homeless. Her mom and brother are sleeping in their car outside a day labor place. She is staying with us a few days. They used to hang out at Alvarado park in the evenings as their relaxation and often stayed in motels.
My compadre is laid off as a trucker. My brother in law seems worried that his job may shut down. There are lots of people worried about their jobs these days.
And yet there are bailouts for the rich.
Well, I'll try to work out this afternoon and blow off steam. I started playing music for money again and will be making some extra bucks.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
It is helping me to keep going.
I've been noticing lots of different things and I'll have to sort them out in order to post. So I'll leave you with a set of quotes...
"Solidarity is the consciousness of the common interest, and the actions that follow from this consciousness."
"Ignorance of humanity's common interest, that is, ignorance of solidarity, makes each man see in the otehr man a competitor who must be vanquished so that he can live."
"One must consider an injury to one an injury to all."
- Ricardo Flores Magón, 1910
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
My son is working part time and enjoying it.
What was amazing to me is the amount of control games schools play - even up through graduation. There were rules, you had to have tickets to an event that wasn't full, you couldn't bring in balloons or banners, etc. It was all very rude, but after 13 years as an Albuquerque Public Schools parent I have come to expect being patronized on a variety of levels. Maybe I should have run for school board after all!
Anyway, at least that is done. Now it is time to find money for college!!! We've been looking, but not much has panned out yet.
Wish me luck!!!
Friday, May 08, 2009
Glad it is Friday
A very close friend closed an email account. Kind of a bummer.
And yesterday I took my 'jita to school for the last time. She graduates on Monday!!! I'm very proud of the kids, and of my wife for all of the support she's been able to provide.
And I'm really appreciative of all the friends who have supported me in one way or another for such a long time.
¡Amor y Rebeldia!
Thursday, May 07, 2009
At some point I'll run into something that is on time and I'll be the one late!
Taxes for services?
http://www.newsvine .com/_question/ 2009/05/07/ 2786919-would- you-be-willing- to-trade- higher-taxes- for-a-larger- social-safety- net
If you are not sure please read.... http://www.msnbc. msn.com/id/ 30363790 before voting.
If you vote yes, please encourage others to vote yes also!
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
May 6, 09
And I've been inspired by this quote:
"The true leader uses all his power, not to rule others, but to impart the power and intelligence to them to rule themselves."
- Eugene V. Debs, Socialist Candidate for President 1900-1920
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
May, 5, 09
Lots of stress at work, but I'll figure it out. My 'jita graduates next week! My son has a job! How cool is that!!!
Monday, May 04, 2009
Quote for May
- Eugene V. Debs