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Confessions of a Table Leg

Posted by cassandra tribe on July 28, 2011 at 4:18 PM Comments comments (0)

That is actually a title of a book I have been dragging around and meaning to read. It is sort of a memoir of a table leg and all it witnesses at breakfast after breakfast in each household that owns it.


Sometimes, it is in looking at the simplest things in life that reveal our complexities and hidden dramas. I read another book, The Autobiography of a Flea, which was on the same lines - only this one turned out to be Victorian pornography. I was so shocked, I read the who...

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if and or

Posted by cassandra tribe on July 25, 2011 at 9:16 PM Comments comments (0)

The heat.

I think that is all I have to say about that, once the heatwave hit it is like energy, motivation and IQ just plummets. While I have beengood and staying indoors and not doing much, the rare times I have had to goout have just sucked the life out of me. Today was dramatically cooler andeveryone’s response seemed to be to want to curl up and just stay in bed.


I am sort of in this bizarre holding pattern. It is a mix ofheat and being overwhelmed. It sud...

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Seeing the World through Google+ Eyes

Posted by cassandra tribe on July 21, 2011 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

So I finally nipped over, accepted my Google+ invitation, and have been exploring for the past few days. I have to say, I have been very impressed, so here I am...thinking aloud...about what Google+ means for me and why I have made the decision to migrate over there.


First off, when I say, "migrate over" you have to understand that this is a process that will take me months. I am connected to or syndicated on over 64 social network sites with status updates, the blog and g...

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Explaining the Debt Ceiling (Part 2)

Posted by cassandra tribe on July 20, 2011 at 9:16 AM Comments comments (0)

So...as you found out with Delores, the debt ceiling is like a very large mortgage. It represents not only the money that is needed to pay for something that is not realistically affordable, but also, due to credit ratings, holds the potential for how much money can be borrowed above and beyond that as well. The worse the credit rating, the lower the amount available and the higher the interest rates.


That is the debt ceiling in a sort- of over simplified and slight wrong w...

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Laineta on the Wave (excerpt from The City of Love)

Posted by cassandra tribe on July 18, 2011 at 5:01 PM Comments comments (0)


(In Act 1: Scene 1 - Sadima, the Goddess of War, wakes on a beach unable to remember who she is. The Lord of the Ocean in passing sees her and falls in love, but he cannot speak to her for he has no human form. Laineta the Waves - his twin, offers to find a way for him to speak to her.



Act 1: Scene 2

Laineta leaves, walking towards the Heavens on the back of a rising wave, to seek out Issand, the Creator of Man.

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Explaining the Debt Ceiling (part 1)

Posted by cassandra tribe on July 14, 2011 at 5:55 AM Comments comments (0)

The Panic Sisters are in the air - in more ways than one. The plane has finally left the ground and they are on their way. Both of the sisters, Delores and Melinda, were hoping that when they left the ground they would also leave behind a few of their worries - but the worries seem to be clinging to the plane, much like that demon in that sci-fi movie that came out a long time ago. Melinda shivers just thinking about it, it was the one by that King fellow and had the girl with the spina bifid...

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snip snop

Posted by cassandra tribe on July 11, 2011 at 8:49 PM Comments comments (0)

"Pretty pa-peep/pretty pa-pop/let's go do a little snip-snop." The Mad Kitten has learned enough English to understand that this phrase means I am going out to trim the edges of the lawn in front of the cave with a pair of scissors. This is her cue to run, hide, leap, attack and otherwise harass me during the process. My neighbors have grown accustomed to our odd antics in the back yard.


The grass tends to keep the her paws from becoming as gummy, sticky and gluey as they s...

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The United States of Texas

Posted by cassandra tribe on July 8, 2011 at 9:43 AM Comments comments (0)

Over 6,600 Americans were arrested and imprisoned in foreign countries last year according to the US State Department. Over 1/3 of these Americans were arrested in Mexico. Of the top 10 cities in the world that Americans tend to be arrested in, Mexico has the top five slots. The majority of the arrests, some 70 percent internationally, were drug related. The punishment for drug offenses in other countries tends to be far more severe than in the US ranging from flogging to life imprisonment to...

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Love and Family

Posted by cassandra tribe on July 7, 2011 at 8:44 AM Comments comments (0)

(Editorial from the July Issue of Street Sights, read the whole issue @ http://bit.ly/pPDfAi)


Love and Family as Important as Food and Shelter

By Cassandra Tribe


Abraham Maslow developed a pyramid of human need that has come to define the social service system and social attitudes toward the homeless in America. In this pyramid, the needs for food, shelter and safety must be met before a person is considered capable of pursuing the "higher needs" of...

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The Freedom of Casey Anthony

Posted by cassandra tribe on July 6, 2011 at 1:29 PM Comments comments (0)

"In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place."



Casey Anthony was found not guilty of 1st degree murder (premeditated), aggravated manslaughter of a child and aggravated child abuse in regards to the death of her daughter, Caylee Anthony. Casey was found guilty of providing false information to law enforcement.


The verdict came as a shock to the Prosecution and the Public as well. The Anthony family...

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