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Happy New Year!!!!

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Puppet Master

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I like puppets because for once, I’m the one in control…

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Goodbye Harry…

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I don’t watch a lot of tv but there are some shows that I like and watch when I can.  One of them is about forensic pathologists and I’ve been following the series for years.  Cast members have come and gone but the writing is good and I’ve enjoyed it.  One of the later additions to the cast is a man named Harry.  He’s a nice, honest guy who tries to do what’s best for all in the name of good and evil (why can’t I meet a man like that?).  Now that’s just the character he plays, I have no idea what this man is like in real life.  Nor do I want to.  What he’s really like is not my business.  But I’m getting off the subject here…

I’ve liked this show for a long time but lately the autopsies and action are getting a little too graphic for me.  I’m pretty squeamish and find it hard to watch this kind of entertainment.  But it seems to be out on a lot of shows these days.  And that’s fine, just because I can’t watch it doesn’t mean everybody else shouldn’t.  I’ll just stick to Perry Mason and Murder She Wrote.

Sorry Harry…

My real thoughts…

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Okay I was being diplomatic in my last post about the Calgary Stampede. I guess I was thinking of the feelings of those involved but when I heard that 3 horses died in another chuckwagon race and one of the drivers tearfully said these horses were part of his family, all bets were off. If they were “part of his family” why did he put them at risk? Yes at risk. They know this can happen. Why do they race chuckwagons? Aren’t they for transporting food? Do they actually do that on the range? And do cowboys really ride bulls or are these events just created for entertainment?

They did mention that none of the drivers was hurt. What would happen if the drivers and riders started getting killed?


The Calgary Stampede

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I’m not crazy about rodeos. I have nothing against the cowboy way of life but I do have a problem with animal’s lives being at risk for entertainment. And while I share the sentiments of Bob Barker regarding the animal cruelty, I don’t think the Calgary Stampede should be shut down completely. It’s the most popular rodeo in the world and they have long been attacked for the deaths of animals in their shows. While they have tried to tone down their actions in the hopes of alleviating these tragedies, the accidents and deaths continue. Why not just have the outdoor fair but eliminate the events where injuries can happen? Why not have an exhibition with good food, entertainment and all the things that make for a good time…without the stigma of animal abuse that hangs over the show?

No, I’m not crazy about rodeos and if you think that sounds cranky wait until the circus comes to town.

If you have to call in sick…

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…try to make the most of it

Easter Charade

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Easter is a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus.  And while I respect those that put their trust and faith in a higher being I myself have long since given up any hope of a Divine helping hand.  Too many unanswered prayers I guess.  I love Easter (a holiday involving chocolate) but it’s still an enigma to me.  Where do the rabbits and eggs come from?  What exactly is an Easter egg?

Of course the same can be said about Christmas.  Again a religious holiday but with Christmas trees, decorations, Santa and his reindeer…how does he get around in the southern parts of the world where there’s no snow?  And don’t get me started on how obsessed we all are with giving presents.  The good thing about these holidays is that we all tend to get along a little better and become more lighthearted around these times.  So whether you are celebrating for religious reasons or for what they have become associated with down the years, have a lovely holiday!

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