Browsing All posts tagged under »immigration«

A Cup of Coffee at the Tower of Babel

February 15, 2017

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The following is a guest post from Gayane Palian, a reader of this blog and longtime resident of Washington, DC: I go to Starbucks for a shot of sociability and civility in addition to my coffee.  Whether it’s the baristas or the customers, am never disappointed. My regular stops include the one on Mass Ave. […]

A Valentine for POTUS

February 6, 2017

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    Dear POTUS, This year, I’m sending you a Valentine, not because I love you or respect you, but because I love my country. And you are the duly-elected symbol of that country. You may not know that I love my country, since I’m not in the pro-life movement, I don’t attend church, fear […]

One Day U: Making Music, From Jefferson to The Beatles

September 26, 2016

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  Lest you think that Life in the Boomer Lane is beating you over the head with her enthusiasm for One Day U, you are absolutely correct. She attended her second One Day U yesterday. Once again, she is swooning from the experience of being back in the classroom, being taught by some of the […]

The Heeby Jobbies and the Heebie Jeebies

July 5, 2016

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  A woman at a recent Trump rally asked “Why aren’t we putting our military retirees on that border or in TSA? Get rid of all these heeby jobbies they wear at TSA?” Trump didn’t correct her, either by clarifying that the word was “hijabis,” nor that the question mark at the end of the […]

Where I’m From

August 13, 2011

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(The following  post was inspired by the brilliantly cheeky ukulale-playing Elly of Bugginword, who saw a piece titled “Where I’m From” by another blogger and then wrote her own.  Because LBL is nothing if not inspired by Elly, she wrote her own as a comment on her blog.  The following is a slightly expanded version.  […]