Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Children and Safety - new at JPFO

Children and Safety
By MamaLiberty

By what process do "children" become adults? How do people become responsible for themselves, rather than dependent on others for their lives and safety? What part does chronological age have to do with it?


Sunday, July 20, 2014
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For your amusement

This short story started out as a dream one night. As always, I am just the conduit, the one doing the typing. I have no idea where it came from. Very interesting topic for a book, perhaps. We'll see what happens. What is so strange is that this is the second thing I've written about cats... and you may know I much prefer dogs. If anyone would like to read any of my stories, please send an email with a request. I love to share them. mamaliberty at rtconnect dot net. Just replace the at and dot with appropriate symbols and eliminate the spaces.

Cat's Paws


Wednesday, July 16, 2014
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Not My Problem

I'm posting my articles at The Price of Liberty a few days after they appear on JPFO, so I'll link there this time. This has sparked a good bit of discussion with some friends, and I'm curious what folks here think of the topic. I think people need to be far more assertive about this, and return responsibility for "feelings" to those doing the feeling. We need to stop apologizing for living.

Not My Problem
By MamaLiberty


Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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A Walk On The Dark Side

Another article at JPFO. This grew out of a conversation with my sister, who lives a short distance from the San Fernando Valley. Gangs have nearly taken over there, but she refuses to even discuss the problems, let alone the rational answers.

A Walk On The Dark Side
By MamaLiberty


Sunday, June 29, 2014
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My Article at JPFO

A Bird In The Hand
By Susan Callaway (AKA MamaLiberty)

Ancient wisdom tells us that a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. What's in your hand is yours to do with as you please, but in opening your hand to grasp the two in the bush, you may well lose all of them.


Sunday, June 22, 2014
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Achievement Unlocked: First Term Is Completed!

And I (for the most part) did better than I expected to. Of course, there were some important nonacademic things learned along the way as well...


Friday, May 9, 2014
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Halfway Through the First Quarter of the Massage Program...

Not that I’m counting (but I totally am counting!)...


Wednesday, April 2, 2014
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ZOMG... One of My “Music Dreams” Has Come to Life!

Just in case someone wanders in who doesn’t know what I’m referring to, it’s this weird phenomenon that used to happen to me.


Thursday, March 27, 2014
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Uh, Anyone Want to Talk About Obamacare?

Having long been among the ranks of the medically uninsured, I’m supposed to be going meekly into the fold sometime over the next few days, but having actually looked at my options, it’s doubtful that I’m gonna.


Friday, March 21, 2014
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It’s a Miracle: I’m Gestating!

Well, not really gestating. One could say (I obviously do) that I’m gestating in a metaphorical sense.


Thursday, February 13, 2014
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A Quick Check-In

Hello you five—or are we down to three now? I’m not complaining: I’ve been so negligent here that I consider myself lucky that this place gets any readers these days.

Things have improved for us since the new year, by and large. And I’ve several things I want to share here, but haven’t made enough time to actually do that. I’m hopeful to do at least a bit of that this weekend... the short form in the interim is: our health is good; karate is good (I’m slowly improving at our new kata, heian sandan); I’m working on brewing my first batch of water kefir; and I’m several steps closer to a new path I hinted at a while ago.

Meanwhile—and more important—how you all faring? Please share whatever you’d like via a comment. I think of so many people so regularly that there’s a good chance you’re among them... I hope you and yours are doing well.


Wednesday, January 1, 2014
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At the Midpoint of an Inadvertent Eating Experiment, the Data Are Fairly Clear

As I’ve mentioned a time or two in this space, for a couple of years now I’ve been eating more or less primally (for those who don’t know, it’s a variant in the paleo approach to eating and health that says dairy products are fine to eat if an individual has no problems with them). Because of his relaxed, “try various things and go with what works for you” approach to eating, I’ve made Mark’s Daily Apple a site I visit daily, and one I regularly check for food inspiration.

But the large backlash against the paleo approach set me to wondering if my results were fortuitous—due more to other factors than my change in foods. After reading the Atlantic’s lengthy (and somewhat sour-grapesy) article on the subject—This Is Your Brain on Gluten—I decided to turn my recent dietary slide into something of a case study.


Thursday, December 26, 2013
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Not Much of a Celebratory Mood Around Here

I apologize for my manners (viz., the lack thereof). I hope that everyone has had, is having, or will have a lovely holiday season, of course. But there just hasn’t been much to celebrate of late ... and recently, another surprising development knocked our moods back even more.


Thursday, December 19, 2013
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My Perfect Christmas

[This was written in 2009, and has become my annual Christmas column at The Price of Liberty. Thought I'd share it with you all here.]

1950 was a hard year. My father died and my mother was left with two small children. She was a “housewife” and had no particular marketable skills. She also didn’t have any family who could help her much. She was a recovering alcoholic and suffered from severe depression. Not a pretty picture.