Doris Haddock

09 Mar 19

Tsar Alexis I is the first of a few Russians to feature today given he entered the world in 1629. Red team member in Britain who was responsible for people scurrying around underground during the war – Ernest Bevin went uncontested in 1881. Next Russian, leading light in the Soviet government and old Bolshevik with […]

04 Mar 19

March 4 1791 – States begin to loosen property rights for voting Only white, male, property owners had the full slate of rights under the U.S. Constitution. Voting was only permitted originally by this small percentage of the population. Vermont was the first state to have no property requirements for voting, which joined the union […]

26 Feb 19
Dr. Roy Schestowitz (罗伊)

"courageous activism of Doris "Granny D" Haddock, who in her late eighties walked thousands of miles against the corrupting influence of big money in politics"

25 Jan 19
Wausau Pilot & Review

Obituaries are a service of Brainard Funeral Home, with locations in Wausau and Weston. Charlotte Thomas Charlotte Ann (Eggebrecht) Thomas passed away on Jan. 23, 2019, at age 91. She was born on Oct. 6, 1927, to the late Arnold and Estella (Hoenish) Eggebrecht and married Wilfred Thomas on May 17, 1947. Being born and […]

24 Jan 19
mile high hallelujah

  In the Book of Ephesians, as in many other parts of Scripture, we get a view of something called the “Upside-down Kingdom” This is a term that I first heard when I came on staff with Christian Challenge at CU-Boulder. It was a concept that other staff members I served with, like Bobby Pruett and Derek […]

24 Jan 19
Flowers For Socrates

January 24th is Belly Laugh Day Cell Phone Recycling Day * Compliment Day Lobster Thermidor Day Peanut Butter Day _______________________________________ MORE! Hadrian, Signe Rink and Thurgood Marshall, click

24 Jan 19

Chief wall builder, (and it’s not Donald before you ask), but Roman Emperor Hadrian who probably did the English a favour – starts today’s posting given he wasn’t boxed in from 73. Frederick II ‘The Great’ King of Prussia made it to Crown Prince a year after birth in 1712. Polymath who came up with […]

24 Jan 19
messymimi’s meanderings

(Because some people like Blogger and some like WordPress, i am putting the same content at both.  If you would prefer to read this on the other site, it is linked here.)     ***********************************         “Hand me a strip of tape, please — yes, that’s right, and I’ll need at least […]

23 Jan 19

41 Gaius Caesar (Caligula), known for his eccentricity and cruel despotism, was assassinated by his disgruntled Praetorian Guards. Claudius succeeded his nephew. 76 – Hadrian, Roman Emperor, was born (d. 138). 1670  William Congreve, English playwright, was born (d. 1729). 1679 – King Charles II disbanded Parliament. 1742 – Charles VII Albert became Holy Roman Emperor. 1848 – California Gold Rush: James W. Marshall found […]

21 Jan 19
Paradise Valley Foreigner

Traveling from Bozeman to Hartford is always an ordeal. I’ve become accustomed to losing a day to travel each way- but it’s a small price to pay to get home for the holidays. Thomas has family in Connecticut as well, so we travel together, which takes a lot of suck out of a normally stressful […]

21 Jan 19

January 21 2010 – Citizens United v. Federal Elections Committee [558 U.S.310] Supreme Court decision Supreme Court overturns most provisions of McCain-Feingold legislation that restricts corporate money in federal elections and reverses a hundred-year precedent of Congressional authority to regulate federal elections. The decision merely expands already existing constitutional “rights” to spend money in elections. […]

16 Jan 19
Toni Andrukaitis

Small towns make up for their lack of people by having everyone be more interesting.      Doris “Granny D” Haddock **************************************************** McKinney feels like a small town even though it is growing by leaps and bounds. But, it still has that small town atmosphere. There are no strangers, just people you haven’t met yet. Hang out […]

27 Sep 18
lo's kitchen

I’ve been toying with the idea of writing a cookbook. A compilation of my favourite recipes from the blog. I’m pretty confident I’d be able to get rid of a couple of copies. Mum would probably buy one (or ten), Cork Daddy could palm off a few to his workmates maybe and if my grandma […]

12 Aug 18
Jan Godfrey Writer

When I saw a Writing Magazine competition with the theme of ‘food’ my thoughts instantly turned to a fish and chip shop near my local railway station. Sometimes, one or two of my fellow-commuters would cross the road and head for the shop and I wondered from time to time, if the owner knew his […]

01 Aug 18
San Bernardino American News

Sandy Sorensen Director of the United Church of Christ Washington Office It is hard to believe that the 2018-midterm elections are just over three months away, and we will soon be in the thick of a presidential election campaign in 2019. In the meantime, we seem to be engaged in an ongoing, head spinning debate […]