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Sissy Willis
Chelsea-by-the-Sea
Beauty in unexpected places
Interests: Politics, culture wars, cats, the light fantastic
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Thank you, dearest
Toggle Commented Sep 13, 2014 on The end of an era at sisu
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Goomp left this mortal coil yesterday afternoon. We three siblings knew the time was near. He'd withdrawn of late, unable to hear much of anything, not even asking about the cats last time our sis visited him at the "home"... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at sisu
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"Let me, let me free-ee-eeze again to death." 17th-century British composer Henry Purcell's rending-of-garments "The Cold Scene" from "King Arthur" energizes dancers' evocative kinetics (above) expressing the storming of the beaches of Normandy during controversial D-Day70 commemoration presentation yesterday at... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2014 at sisu
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"With no phone to call for help, I used my bobsled push training to break out," quipped Olympian Johnny Quinn this morning, adding his voice to the latest Twitter trending topic, #SochiProblems. We love Quinn's All-American, can-do (pun intended) solution... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2014 at sisu
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"There are very few who can think, but every man wants to have an opinion; and what remains but to take it ready-made from others, instead of forming opinions for himself?" we quoted Schopenhaer a few years back on "the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2013 at sisu
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People, I am not making this up pic.twitter.com/sYFQsxqEEr — John McCormack (@McCormackJohn) October 2, 2013 "Because of the federal government shutdown, this National Park Service area is closed, except for 1st Amendment activities," reads the sign on a single barricade... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2013 at sisu
Estee Lauder's Private Collection. Subtle, almost sweet, discreet ... Yumm
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"Let Facts be submitted to a candid world," from the archives July 4, 2008. Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2013 at sisu
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"My Tea Party cup runneth over," we twittered Mark Tapscott this morning in appreciation of his bracing filibuster post "Is Rand Paul America's William Wallace or Robert the Bruce?" wherein the DC Examiner columnist compares the generational struggle between Young... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2013 at sisu
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The kitteh was nestled all snug and well fed … While visions of ornaments danced in her head. Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2012 at sisu
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"Stephen Colbert sent me an email, and Stephen Colbert is the young person's Oprah," the sophomorically witty young Obama voter above right — signalling membership in the tribe of cool! — answered The Blaze reporter Benny Johnson's question "What issues... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2012 at sisu
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"Stephen Colbert sent me an email, and Stephen Colbert is the young person's Oprah," the sophomorically witty young Obama voter above right — signalling membership in the tribe of cool! — answered The Blaze reporter Benny Johnson's question "What issues... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2012 at Riehl World View
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"Stephen Colbert sent me an email, and Stephen Colbert is the young person's Oprah," the sophomorically witty young Obama voter above right — signalling membership in the tribe of cool! — answered The Blaze reporter Benny Johnson's question "What issues... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2012 at sisu
I'm definitely over the election. Time to get back on that horse! Thanks for your continuing good words. :) Sissy
Toggle Commented Nov 8, 2012 on Haley Barbour knows what women like at sisu
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Dearest Elisson, my Poet Laureate of choice, I hope (not a strategery) to be back on the front lines anon. Blogger's Block. Is that included in the professional lists of mental disorders? http://bit.ly/WRdspV
Toggle Commented Oct 27, 2012 on Haley Barbour knows what women like at sisu
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Cool. Nature is full of wondrous surprises. Thanks for your comment! :)
Toggle Commented Sep 18, 2012 on Black and white and gray all over at sisu
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The view across the studio in the early morning light as Haley Barbour disarmed the ever loaded-for-bear Mika Brzezinski on Morning Joe, the daybreak show that — like an accident just up ahead on the highway — you can't not... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2012 at sisu
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Hmm. Not sure how that works in blogspot. Thanks, again, for the niced link! :) Sissy
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"Our program is tailored for the U.S. television audience. It’s a credit to [opening ceremony producer] Danny Boyle that it required so little editing,” an NBC Sports spokespersom smarmily responded to critics of the network's cutting out — for their... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2012 at Riehl World View
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"Our program is tailored for the U.S. television audience. It’s a credit to [London Olympics opening ceremony producer] Danny Boyle that it required so little editing,” an NBC Sports spokesperson smarmily responded to critics of the network's cutting out —... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2012 at sisu
Love your comments. Have published in an update. :)
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"A horse got me out of bed ... and living life," Ann Romney told the Ocala Star-Banner recently, referring to how horseback riding, and specifically the art of dressage, has helped her overcome some of the debilitating symptoms of MS.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2012 at Riehl World View
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"A horse got me out of bed ... and living life," Ann Romney told the Ocala Star-Banner recently, referring to how horseback riding, and specifically the art of dressage, has helped her overcome some of the debilitating symptoms of MS.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2012 at sisu
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"Pure garbage," says Tuck, retilling the source of the exquisite, deep, dark soil he uses for planting, repotting and mulching our Chelsea Gardens (above). Fruit and vegetable scraps from the kitchen, grass clippings and dry fall leaves from the yard.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2012 at Riehl World View
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"Pure garbage," says Tuck, retilling the source of the exquisite, deep, dark soil he uses for planting, repotting and mulching our Chelsea Gardens (above). Fruit and vegetable scraps from the kitchen, grass clippings and dry autumn leaves from the yard.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2012 at sisu