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The Lounge is an Experiment?

News to me.
Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Sat Sep 29, 2012, 11:10 AM (32 replies)

and there you have it - pretty much in a nutshell --

to those who call Guns evil, I will not argue but, a necessary evil all the same.
Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Mon Sep 24, 2012, 09:37 PM (1 replies)

those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it. yup.

Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Sun Sep 23, 2012, 08:51 PM (0 replies)

what I see is the quiet desperation in people's eyes as they buy gas & groceries.

not hearing much at all these days about anything.
Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Sun Sep 23, 2012, 05:23 PM (0 replies)

Could You Live in a 120-Square-Foot House?

By Susan Johnston | U.S.News & World Report LP 2 hours 32 minutes ago

Sage Radachowsky's 120-square foot house. (Photo: gypsyliving.org)When Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell and her husband moved from Kansas City to a 480-square-foot lake house in Northwest, Ark., they'd planned to build a larger house on the same property and use the existing house as an office and guesthouse.

Yet the recession convinced the couple to stick with the house they had and build another small space as an office and guesthouse. Fivecoat-Campbell says they're happy with a smaller footprint. "We live in an area where recreation is a big thing," she adds. "We like to be outdoors and spend time with the dogs and not have to maintain a big house. It's easier to take care of."

The constant upkeep and high expense of McMansions have made smaller homes appealing to many Americans. "People realize now if they live in a tiny house, they have more money left over to pay for other things," says Derek Diedricksen, a maker of small houses in Stoughton, Mass., and author of Humble Homes, Simple Shacks, Cozy Cottages, Ramshackle Retreats, Funky Forts: And Whatever the Heck Else We Could Squeeze in Here.

Costs for tiny homes can vary depending on factors like the materials and complexity of the design. "There are people who've gone out and built a modest house for $5,000 to $10,000 using Craigslist or free materials, but there are some that are more high-end, like rustic cabins," says Diedricksen.

more at link:

Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Sun Sep 23, 2012, 12:31 PM (57 replies)


Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Sun Sep 23, 2012, 09:51 AM (0 replies)

seems biblical to me. the trinity. the horizon has a timeless quality.

the naked pole in the center, humanity?

I like it, not sure why. has peaceful quality above all the turmoil.

thanks for sharing it.
Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Sun Sep 23, 2012, 09:34 AM (0 replies)

Soldier's E-mail Changes House Defense Chair's Position on Afghanistan

By Julie Percha | ABC OTUS News Fri, Sep 21, 2012 6:01 AM EDT

Army Staff Sgt. Matthew Sitton knew there was the threat of casualties when he deployed to Afghanistan for his third tour of duty, but he said he was "totally on board with sacrifice for [his] country."

What he didn't agree with, though, was his chain of command, who mandated Sitton's 25-man platoon to take twice-daily patrols through fields littered with explosive devices. The platoon was averaging an amputee a day, Sitton said, and since the patrols didn't have an end goal, he didn't see the point of risking such extreme danger.

Sitton was so concerned with his platoon's safety and morale that in June, he wrote a measured letter to Rep. C.W. Bill Young, R-Fla., who chairs the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee.

"I feel myself and my soldiers are being put into unnecessary positions where harm and danger are imminent," Sitton wrote in an e-mail. "There is no endstate or purpose for the patrols given to us from our higher chain of command, only that we will be out for a certain time standard."

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Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Sat Sep 22, 2012, 10:53 AM (7 replies)

We are always looking for that which connects us -

Seek and you will find. That is why I don't go looking for trouble . . .
Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Sat Sep 22, 2012, 10:19 AM (0 replies)

I want to experience ALL of DU:

The Good, The Bad and, The Ugly!

Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Sat Sep 22, 2012, 09:48 AM (0 replies)
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