Saturday, August 29, 2009

RIP, Ted Kennedy

I watched the funeral of Ted Kennedy today, it was a very moving, beautiful service. President Obama made a wonderful speech. He really is a great orator. Sen Kennedy will be missed not only by those who knew him personally, but by the many who benefited from all the programs he brought to people who had no one to look out for them: the poor, the sick, children, all kinds of people. Perhaps that is why God in His infinite wisdom never let him become President; he accomplished so much as a Senator, he changed the world! I can only hope and pray that someone, somewhere, in the position to do so, will follow in his footsteps and be a champion for the poor, and others who need a champion to fight for them.

a BIG Chunky's cheeseburger

a BIG Chunky's cheeseburger, originally uploaded by dhurricane.

boy, this was good.....

Thursday, June 18, 2009


"MOM", originally uploaded by dhurricane.

my kids...looking at them sitting and playing on my bed last night, i cannot imagine how i existed without them before they came. They are my life!

Monday, June 1, 2009


I read about the murder of the abortion doc....while I am against abortion, I feel this was the wrong way to try to stop it. Did this guy think women would stop being irresponsible and not get pregnant, and that abortion would end? Because unless you tie up women's legs so they cannot do the act, there will be abortions. Take away all abortion clinics, there will still be abortions. There are herbs and pills and underground docs who will do them. SO what then, is the answer? What is the answer, indeed. It starts and ends with women and their choices or lack thereof...President Obama is right. This is one of those issues that is not going to be solved, or go away anytime soon. Not in this administration of the next. It all begins with a person's personal decision and how, or if, they hold life sacred. Murder does not solve murder.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

baby mallard duck

baby mallard duck, originally uploaded by dhurricane.

and here is the same baby mallard as a teenage duck.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Friday, February 6, 2009

they messed it up

they messed it up, originally uploaded by dhurricane.

one word: UGLY. Whoever got PAID to think this up, we want our money back. just plain ugly. And shame on you for destroying the beautiful old fountain that had colored lights at night, and KILLING all the beautiful old trees!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


workstation, originally uploaded by dhurricane.

a place to work, but more than that, a place to learn anything you choose to learn...we are the Keepers of Knowledge!

Monday, January 5, 2009

yellowstone supervolcano!

yellowstone supervolcano!, originally uploaded by dhurricane.

here is the scariest scene from "Supervolcano" lloks like the world ending...and the world as we know it, does indeed end!


Today is the first day of the rest of my blog.

Have been researching the supervolcano in Yellowstone (caldera) recently; I had first heard about volcanic calderas last year. There are a couple of BBC docu-dramas on this, "End Day", and "Supervolcano". You can view the entire docu-drama "Supervolcano" on youtube. Scary stuff.

Last month, Yellowstone reported an earthquake swarm, in unusual number and intensity. This has spiked interest in the supervolcano scenarios. If you watch the docu-drama, boy, it's scary stuff for a sober mind. A lot of people would rather not hear about it and blow it off. I like researching all kinds of things, this has definitely been one of the more interesting! This is one of the great things about working in a library...knowledge at your fingertips.

....I am very grateful to live way down here in Texas!