Archives: 2012

A Sluice of Life

October 5th, 2012, No Comments

I’m still in the Netherlands trying to account for further missing items from my fast diminishing store of belongings. Europe and the U.S. are certainly crime ridden when travellers can’t hold onto communication devices or other media. Thus far, I’ve lost laptops, a word processor, cell-phones, headphones, MP-3 players/voice recorders and documents of various kinds. […]

Getting Your Zeez

October 4th, 2012, No Comments

I interrupt this blogging of my travel travails to ask the public when sleeping became illegal. I must have missed the memo which proclaimed one may only sleep for perhaps four hours per night and three hours is even better. Travel means spending many nights in different beds. Some people find this disorienting but I’m […]

Sideway’s Bullying

September 18th, 2012, No Comments

There are many kinds of reporters. The quality of this writing clearly indicates that journalism isn’t the kind of reporting competency I’m describing here. However, back in my teaching days, I was a mandated reporter of child abuse. Any teacher or therapist who doesn’t report it in the state of New York automatically loses their […]

Not Me On Facebook

August 25th, 2012, No Comments

Hi, A word to some potentially confused blog readers. I have a facebook account which has never been used – ever. However, there appears to be an armchairactivist facebook user but please note that I have no connection with it at all and will report such to the owners of that network. I prefer to […]

The Hazards Of Prayer

August 24th, 2012, No Comments

Life is stranger than any novel I could possibly read. Still awaiting liberation from the UK, I’m happy to report my debit card is working although my new netbook/laptop is completely dysfunctional. It no longer recognizes any of the files in it needing to be wiped clean and reincarnated with new software installed. That happened […]

Countdown to New Debit Card

August 21st, 2012, No Comments

At around four today, I may be able to stop doing my live impression of a bag lady and access my US funds with a new debit card. That will replace the one which was cloned in Scotland. For security purposes, I hope to put tape over the last three security digits on the back […]

The Royal Mail or Still a Hostage of the UK

August 7th, 2012, No Comments

I’m finding it difficult to believ I have adequate funds to tap in a US bank and can’t access any of it. Down to a mere 10 pounds British sterling in my pocket, the Wells Fargo bank in the US can’t release new deposits (made to my secured credit card) before the ninth of the […]

Bag Lady of London

July 20th, 2012, No Comments

It’s extremely fortunate that I am an American woman, inured to feeling shame due to the unavoidable set-backs suffered under the misfortunes of war – currently a war against the red tape of governments and businesses hopelessly entangled. The loss of my debit card in Scotland remains under investigation by their fraud unit. Neither that […]

Bagels and Locks

July 9th, 2012, No Comments

I’m here at the Glasgow airport pondering the complete insanity of society as a whole. Just a passing thought as I munch on a chocolate bar for my not-so-nutritious breakfast. Caffeine in any form is welcome at dawn’s early light. I’d much rather have a bagel but instead find myself contemplating ‘locks’. No, not a […]

When Speech Ends…

March 5th, 2012, 1 Comment

During my recovery from a partial mastectomy performed in January, my father suddenly died. His wife returned from a trip to find him, mid-day, still in bed and impossible to awaken. After being transported to the hospital, the presence of blood in his mouth led physicians to suspect a neurological event. The damage was severe […]

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