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Worked at Dallas Enterprises, Inc. Katydid Writer's Guild
Attended E Field GS thru 6th Trumbull GS 7 + 8 gr Senn HS fresh soph Central YMCA HS thru grad 6-18-70 UIC mid 70s DeVry U BS, IT, MIS, CIS end 94
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always been one of my favorite songs.  there's so much heartache in it, but so much love.  how i appreciate this share. 
 
Angie. by the Rolling Stones. Beautiful song. u go my fellow BRONCOS fan. A.M.
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the rag's been around to help us moms for ages. now isn't this a gorgeous rose?  you will find many helpful tips at GW to give you more time...  on the box, what else?!?  :-)
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5.29.2015:  do you know anyone that knows EVERYTHING?  if you do, gee, you are so lucky.  however, it took me a long time to understand "cache" and why i should sweep it often.  colorful tabs, an add on using the firefox browser (i am vision impaired, so it is a life saver) now put out a little plug in so you judge whether you should purge your cache.  of all the definitions of "cache" i've ever read on the net, this is the best!  see me now on pinterest too. and if ya want to, catch karen dallas hartig on facebook too (where i seek my long lost high school friends).  :-)
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oops!  we go through these articles too fast!  THIS is where you can find out about how you can customize your starred mail.  fun! 
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5.23.2015:  at least, i'd scan this gmail howto article!  there are a lot of new features that will give you a better experience using it.  i particularly like that you can make many different stars now! 
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5.23.2015 wow!  talk about the energy of the stones!  the kids today don't know rock because they don't listen to the masters of rock n roll, the rolling stones.  and...

ooo la la...

mick is soo sexy looking in this clip!  i remember them first known in the US:  i'd hear that mick jaggar was ugly.  yeah, sure!  mmmmm
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always been one of my favorite songs.  there's so much heartache in it, but so much love.  how i appreciate this share. 
 
Angie. by the Rolling Stones. Beautiful song. u go my fellow BRONCOS fan. A.M.
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Hello there Karen D. .i. feel sadness as well as joy also when listening to this song. but gosh - it's awesome. t.y. for ur comments.
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NYT RAKENNETAAN
Kirjosieppo-Emolla kiireitä. Korsia kekoon.
'Iskä' toimii valvota-hommissa...
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"we'll see Heaven together I promise with all my heart I'll never leave you alone."

You are, and always have been, my dream.
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5.23.2015:  oh!  how i WISH john lennon had not been assassinated!  shit, how could that possibly happen to him?  he was SUCH a kind person--i talked to him on the phone once in my teens.  truly, he knew that love is all we need in this world of trouble and woe.  we could make "imagine" come true if all of us treated one another the way we wish to be treated.  is that so hard to understand?  JOHN LENNON was truthfully in it. 

john had FINALLY come to grips with the sadness of his father going halfway around the world, to australia (or new zealand, i forgot), upon his birth, and how his heart broke when he lost his mother, julia.  john was FINALLY a delighted, happy man.  watch everything you can on him on TV or on the net.  watch how he, bare breasted so that you may get the impression that he was then naked (which probably he was, being that there is nothing dirty about our naked bodies), smiles so joyfully as he talks to his wife, yoko ono.  see his joy.  put it into YOU.  for you too would want to feel that way.  and then, john lennon, what a fabulous rocker he was, got shot by mark chapman.  oh!  heavens, no! 

i'm glad that every time chapman has a parole hearing, yoko ono attends to put in her two cents, which means a million when you think upon it:  she always tells the parole board that if they want to allow an ASSASSIN to roam the streets freely again then they will contribute to the horror of murder, of secret bipolar grandiosity.  so they do not let mark chapman loose.  which is the way it should always be.  let him die in prison, pondering what he is in there for doing.  

here is john lennon, rockin' away with some other fantastic rock n' roll greats. 

you all that dig C-rap, and you think you know how to express yourselves that way, we old hippies just do not dig you, because you never listened to real rock and roll, and you did not--nor do you now--bother to listen to what was the best rock ever, which was OUR ROCK, yes, we, the hippies, of the 1960s and (early) 70s rock, which was in reality expressive.  C-rap is just talkin'.  and you think we admire you or ever will?  shit, mon, heck no.  why don't you just cry on your mommy's laps?  ugh!  C-rap and hip-hop!  ick!  ewww! 

well, for all this is worth, i say hello, not good bye to you, john, wherever across the universe you may be traveling now, and i hope to meet you out there, since i know that this life is the one that paid all my karmic debts.  i will be like you.  i will be released. 

and yoko, thank you so much for helping john realize happiness for the first time actually in his entire life.  thank you yoko for bringing joyous smiles and laughter to his face and to his solo music, to the songs he wrote to you, yoko.  thank you for opening his eyes, for making them to be wide open, and for opening his mind, so that everything was clear in his world and in his heart.  i send you the best wishes for you yourself to keep your and sean's happiness.  i wish chapman never did that. 
 
 
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well, i am not a feminist because the women's movement squashed out a decent form of living for both females and males.  i went to all the damned female rap groups held in my then hood, the ultra liberal, UC-run-it neighborhood on the south side of chicago called "hyde park-kenwood" (where obama owns a house and they both dubiously own some vacant land next to it, but i do not think they ever shall live there, too much crime they will say as they breeze off into penny pritzger's purchase for them on oahu, a $30 million buckaroo mansion...). 

the women's liberation movement made slaves of both males and females.  we each had a semiconscious form of behavior, what was the 'right' behavior of a woman vs. the 'right' behavior of a man, based on the gender-defined behavior of men and women over the 1000-years' eras of mankind's development.  we have not evolved out of this caveman behavior (watch it in some crowded grocery store--it can even get violent, all those sullen-faced men and women, so tired, so hungry, so bored, and so lonely it is the pits!--which is why i NEVER shop on the weekend but wait until all the madmen have left on a monday or tuesday, in the day)--the reality is that simply because a cause gets popular, like this new Computer Era, it does not mean that mankind has evolved into it.  and women and men of the early and mid-1970s did not know what they were stepping into.  they took the Big, Deep Water Plunge.  i remember, being a very young, very poor, and very hippie mother back then.  my girlfriend wanted me to attend these feminist rap groups with her, so i did.  but i was the only women in a room filled with up to 30 women that did not moan and complain that i did not get paid for staying at home every day to cook and to take care of our baby.  they thought i had a screw loose when i would tell them, 'no, i don't think i am poverty ridden in that field, ladies, i feel perfectly natural at home.'  today, most of those women are either dying from the stress-caused cancer that their jobs gave them for years on end or they are lonely forevermore since their husbands divorced them or visa versa and since the clock ticked away and ticked away until their bodies were no longer viable to make pregnant.  so they did not have a family.  and like it or not, it is our families that we always turn to in times of trouble.  The Family should once more become the norm in the united states, since the family IS the norm. 

so, feminism made slaves out of men and women, didn't it?  it did that because we as a peopole did not expect enough out of the feminist movement:  we did not include men in the equation.  men make up a little less than 50% of the population and it is their seed striking one of our eggs at one miniscule moment of time that makes the miracle of each wholly unique and individualized human being.  so why did women leave them out?  because in any movement, you must have someone to blame for your woes and aggravations, you must have an enemy.  men were the enemy of the liberationists.  but it sure caused a lot of problems that we live today.  perhaps if we invited them to the rap groups, they may have shed practical light on the ramifications of the women's movement to come.  maybe their wifes, sitting with their girlfriends, would have heard a sentence spoken by one of the husbands that really hit hard, and made them see the sense of the Cave, of the Hearth. 

feminism made slaves out of men and women in this way.  when a hoard of american women left the hearth and their babies to unqualified and non-teaching or nurturing child care workers (back then until now, until the year 2000, there were no good or quality child care centers that took in infants up to kindergarden age, nor were they open long enough so that the mother could work until the demanded 5:00 pm daily and still get to the child care worker's house, for they too wanted to close at 5:00 pm).  you see?  it took 45 years to make child care amenable to the working woman.  so who stayed home with the kids once they were in school?  well, nobody.  the kids wore a key on a chain on their necks, and they were called "latchkey kids".  but the family had crumbled by now, the male counterpart, the father, living with some other woman than the mother of his child(ren), so he had to pay child support, which made him one type of societal slave, however, he suffered an even greater form of slavery and so did the women in that thanks to so many women flooding the job market, their wages were low too.  far too low to put out a third of their take home pay (of about $0.75 to each $1.00 a man made doing the same sort of work, and today it is much lower!) for that babysitter for sure.  so the male, who used to work slaying dragons and puffing up his ego for so doing in front of all those other [competing] men, and who was paid to do so well enough that not only could he support a stay-at-home wife and his four children, but they even had "disposable income" enough to take in a dinner and a show saturday night.  and like i said, women never got an even break in the form of wages.  so both men and women became slaves.  that's why they are all so tired and lonesome and bored and hungry when they crowd into the grocery stores, frightening me right out of their way! 

my response to the young lady that told us about men getting raped in prison and how unfair it was that she, as a woman, if physically abused or raped could immediately find shelter (but those violent males had no shelter--perhaps they should think about what they do that puts them at risk before they jump from the pan into the fire) simply was not alive back in the days i am talking about:  the set up of the enslaved and unhappy men and women of the Day of the Feminist.  practically all the adults of the entire world of now, of 2015 bce (oh, so politically correct that i must pat myself on the back in front of my mirror!), do not know what i know, which is this:  you never got to live the good life. 

all of us on this planet that carries more people vying for its resources and dirtying up the place as they do so (killing off species that are a natural part of the food chain that eventually gets down to what we eat and what we feed the animals that we slaughter for food), namely, 7,000,000,000,000 (7 billion) human beings, are suffering and we watch as they commit unspeakable atrocities one to the other, whilst we think, 'gee, i am glad that is not happening here!' 

we suffer too from another slavery that came about when all us american women went to the job:  the globalization of business from american based manufacturing to the corporations sending our very own resources out to be remade and shipped back to us in containers on big ships, at huge cost back here, thanks to all the middlemen involved.  did you ever think about them and that they get paid too?  the EPA is in on it also.  but that, the EPA, is just another byproduct of all the rap and civil rights groups of those roarin' 60s and early 70s.  so, what is wrong, you ask, with that?  our air is cleaner, no?  yes, it is.  but innovations to get the air over america to become and to stay clean might have been made if the government would have enticed our companies by tax breaks to keep our business at home, employing both men and women at a reasonable rate of pay. 

i remember when i predicted all this coming down the pike:  it was when i heard on the news that companies would no longer give gold pocket watches to the men that had worked their entire career at that plant, at that company.  oh, my, i thought, that doesn't sound very loyal, so why will workers be loyal to them, to their companies, to our [american] companies, in truth?  then somewhere around then, men came home from fighting in the illegal war in viet nam, scorned, spat at, and nary a job to be found for them.  today's vets are treated with more respect, but still, finding a job is so hard for them, as is for any of us, thanks to the newest, greatest show on earth:  The Computer Era.  is it good for everyone?  do you think so?  i don't, but that's really not for this comment, it's for a battle of wits between you and me elsewhere and at another time.  however, the new Era with the rise of the population on earth as well as no american pride because americans are so damned tired from their stinking multi-tasking 10 jobs at once that they don't have the energy to take back what has been taken from us makes us slaves sick.  we are too complacent.  we are too lazy.  we accept less than what we pay for (hard because we are not getting paid enough), being that the things made overseas are so bad that they fall apart the first time you use them.  yet, you, the slave, allow for it because you are tired.  

there is only one way out of this mess.  it's being active.  it's telling yourself that you refuse to be a couch potato after supper, but rather, to attend neighborhood meetings so that you can choose the next set of candidates to run for public office, and that you will raise enough money to help them win.  'cause, today DC is run by celebrity politicians, 90% of whom have the term "JD" after their name.  that means that they are attorneys.  what do attorneys do and why do they have a second name?  they twist the truth, they negate the truth, and they make lies appear to be truth all so that their client wins his case and sends him referral business.  do we need any more lawyers, a/k/a "liars" running our country?  i say HELL NO!  i say let our citizens, our joe and jane blows, run it.  but ya gotta get up to attend grass roots rap groups.  and, as you so do, PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR FAMILIES!
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  • E Field GS thru 6th Trumbull GS 7 + 8 gr Senn HS fresh soph Central YMCA HS thru grad 6-18-70 UIC mid 70s DeVry U BS, IT, MIS, CIS end 94
    Fine Arts, 1957 - 1970
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(forgive my grammar: i save all the work for when i publish)... i am searching for you. i was born in august 1952, so that means that you are approximately 58 years old as of 5-2011. maybe you attended elementary or high school with me. i went to two grammar schools and two different high schools, all in chicago. i had my son in 1970. i'm a grandmother to two natural sons and to his two adopted sons. my brothers were all younger than i: mark, david, and scotty. you may have known me from rogers park, north center, bucktown, (which, no bragging, i and three other women "made") or edgewater, or perhaps hyde park-kenwood. look at my name history. at this point, i am karen dallas hartig wishing to drop ex husbando's last name of hartig. please be sure to let me know where we were when we met. hasta!
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please email me if you went to school with me.  i worry about classmates at Central YMCA HS: did you die doing all those drugs? one of my classmates there was a young man, a brunette.  he made the cover of Time Magazine when he stood atop a statue at grant park in 1968.  that was when the now "chicago hilton inn and towers" hosted the 1968 democratic convention.  all the yippies and SDS were in the park across the street.  luckily, i was at Old Town, where i almost got beaten up by a private dic, but you, at grant park, might have been brutally beaten by the chicago police department in the riot that ensued.  wow, what an interesting time it was to be young and inquisitive!  i learned sooooo much!  
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as a Realtor, MADE bucktown what it is now, one of the most exclusive communities on the north side. two consecutive years as Director of Childrens' Activities for the annual juried Bucktown Arts Fest in August, same two years the community's Treasurer, two consecutive years as Chicago Association of Realtors (f/k/a North Side Real Estate Board) as VP Computer Committee, and many more experiences and very advanced real estate training/certificates.
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struggling writer. permanently disabled. it's real tough. retired 2014 as CEO dallas enterprises, inc.
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being that my all time favorite thing to do is to LEARN... i've acquired other skills in my life: oil painting, writing, gormet cooking, fantastic every day american cooking, german cooking, greek cooking and more. i'm a real good swimmer, having had training at lake michigan when a little girl by my mom, who was severely disabled, but an excellent swimmer. and more...
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    (RET) CEO/Pres/in process of retiring to concentrate on writing (2014: RETIRED! WRITING!), 1986 - 2014
    thanks to a vicious computer virus that had me thinking up workarounds every damned day from 2006 - 2012, i did not do any creative writing publicly, at either Catagorian.org (preferred to): stumbleupon.com and/or on yahoo's answers community as Louiegirl_Chicago. now i use a Mac! since my career now is getting my body cured (yes, as of 5-2014, i am finally out of pain, and we will see if the surgery lasts or must be repeated), so, therefore, i can eliminate the accumulated mess of possessions from a single family house and meanwhile, jump over to my beloved Mac and go to write and post pictures about what i write at Categorian.org. i'll figure out how to post my link to both, but i am using and learning more about using, trance-writer on Categorian.com and stumbleupon.com. everything at both is not current. my body was too sick and the box was too sick and the new one ordered from dell, fancy, big, was a lemon too. ugh! being on a Mac is entirely different and i am still (6.1.2014) learning it. but now i am retired and i feel so liberated! more to come.
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mary is the owner and primarily no one other than mary works on your hair, including shampoo. you can schedule a manicure/pedicure, but mostly this is a wonderful city neighborhood small business that deserves my repeat, monthly, business. where, i can also practice speaking spanish! mary is from peru and gee, she must have done hair styling since she graduated high school, for he knows it all. she does not forget the type of hair you have, nor what "do" you usually prefer. recently she took my suggestion to mix two hair colors together to yield the precise overtone i had as a kid, and it worked! i was so happy with the streaks she did in the past, but this, with the two colors mixed, is perfect. i've been with mary's now for at least 8 years and have no plans to go elsewhere.
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