Iron Mae Month

Mae's Day

Iron Mae Month

I declared June “Iron Mae Month.”

It sounds more daring and powerful than it really is.  I decided to concentrate on my health this month.  Really watch what I eat and make sure that exercise every day.    I bought a Fitbit to measure the miles I walk, stairs I climb and hours I sleep.  OK, it comes with charts and grafts accessible on my computer with little icons that scream “hooray” when I accomplish tasks.  I know it seems pathetic but I like it when little icons cheer me on.  I swear I would vacuum the living room more if I had a small cheering section.

I digress.

It was the Fitbit that showed me I’m not sleeping enough.  Sure, looking at the clock and doing a bit of math would have told me the same thing.  That would be too simple.  I needed a pie chart to visually tell…

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SYRIA: From the archives:

The Slog

Syria was always a disaster waiting to happen. Now it’s happening

This morning, you may have read that five Cabinet rebels are kicking up about further UK involvement in Iraq. By my calculation, I think that leaves 17 robotic drones who aren’t. The indefatigable Peter Oborne (forever my hero after call a eurocrat a “blithering idiot” last year) asks in the Telegraph today why David Cameron has put us on the same side as Al Q’eida, sub-heading his piece ‘Just like Tony Blair over Iraq, the Prime Minister has lost touch with reality when it comes to Syria. In doing so, he answers his own question: yes, it’s that Special Bloody Relationship again.

The day that Camerlot scrambled out of the trenches and into ‘power’, William Vague caught a plane to Washington. At the time, I posted that he was heading in entirely the wrong direction. I believe…

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Ed Miliband: Labour’s spending was not to blame for Britain’s economic woes

The Labour leader made the claim after he had delivered a speech on welfare in east London in which he confirmed that Labour would remove the winter fuel payment from well-off pensioners, and not reverse the Coalition’s child benefit cut.

Asked he accepted that the “Labour party you were part of until 2010 spent too much”, he replied: “No, I don’t agree with that.

“You can take two views about this – you can either say that what happened was that the deficit caused the financial crash, or you can believe that the financial crash caused the deficit.

“The reason why President Obama is having to deal with the deficit, and President Hollande is having to deal with the deficit, why every country around the world is having to deal with the deficit is because of the financial crash.”


AM ~ Studio session

Expressions of my life - An evolution of art.

You… Yes you. Wake up, your missing the day or late for work it’s time to go, come on.. But since your here we might as well take a look at some paint.

Well what do you think? I think she beautiful. She’s symbolizes my Joy or Happiness if you will. Lets take a closer look shall we?


Using some of the boards natural texture combined with a wide variety of paint thicknesses and consistencies we get this.


While she dries I’m going to have some coffee and talk to the bats for a while, it seems as though they slept in, lazy sods.
They are currently chirping overhead, yesterday morning/night what ever you’d like to call it. I had a funny bat moment one of the little fellows came right down not 2-3 ft above me :-0
It was one of those moments of do I freak out…

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