Archive for February, 2010

The Green Jobs Debacle

Yo!  Congress!  Could you ‘splain this please? Nearly $2 billion in money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has been spent on wind power, funding the creation of enough new wind farms to power 2.4 million homes over the past year. But the study found that nearly 80 percent of that money has gone [...]

Gearing Up for a Special Good-Bye

In 2000 — nearly a decade ago now — Polimom and Adorable Child returned to the Houston area. We came with nothing. A newly-single mom, I’d left my beloved tiny village in upstate New York;  there simply were no jobs in my field in the area.  So I headed south, where I hoped that my [...]

The Ninth Life (Updated)

Pounce seems to be resting quietly again. Thank goodness. I can’t bear the thought of him suffering. It’s been a brutally fast decline.  Even though the vet told us that this type of cancer moves very quickly, I’m still shocked. He’s only 11 years old.  I expected — looked forward to — many more years [...]