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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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8-18-2015:  i'm not really into musicals other than "chicago", but this movie is a REAL GEM.  it's on TCM right now!  turn it on, and turn up your speakers!  wow!  i think it is one of the best movies of all time! 
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I love a good musical !
7 Brothers for 7 Brides come to mind along with Showboat, Paint Your Wagon, Yankee Doodle Dandee...
Donald O'Connor was fantastic in Singin' in the Rain for me... He had so much energy... 
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this looks like it's so good it would blast my a** off earth!  way cool representation, too! 
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is this weird or what?  but it really says a lot about the future.  (too bad, however, that i cannot share the "industrial music" black and white VERY INTERESTING video that david lynch made, because it only will share with ugh, facebook!)  but when i watched this, i wondered, what will the lives of my great grandchildren be like?  what is the future of the human race?  what will people look like in the very distant future, i.e., multitudes of generations forward in this technical age that takes so many young folks away from the one thing that makes us human, which is communication inside of social interaction (not here, not on facebook, but real, face to face or voice to voice telephone interaction). 

i'm not longing to live in the future:  if scientists conquer the boundaries in the fountain of youth, would you want to live to be 150 years old, 375 years old, 500 years old, 6,000 light years old? 

how lonely i see children getting.  but i will not have to live forward to see it actuate, for which i am happy.

and are you too a coffee affectionanado?  ummm...
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8.2.2015 since someone stole my intellectual property, i must do this:  (c) karen dallas hartig, USA.  all rights reserved.  ask me if you wish to use my copyrighted material.  put a "(c)" in the supject line.  here we go:

this is an AWFUL fire...  made by DROUGHT.  why doesn't California start to desalinate sea water to provide ample fresh water to irrigate the state?  it is said to be too expensive!  but if they began doing it, like any new project, moderations would evolve to make it cheaper. 

an australian man invented a desalination machine that desalinates ocean water (kinda obvious as a NEED, for aussie, a whole continent surrounded by sea water, huh?), cheaply.  it works.  so why doesn't california use that? 

i'm so amazed at this technological age.  it has created  a depression that is mostly transparent, because there are just barely enough social services and emergency food stamps for our own american citizens, when food is thrown out constantly.  THERE IS PLENTY OF FOOD IN OUR COUNTRY!  and the government also pays farmers not to grow crops to control prices!  in these times, that should not be done.  we should take care of those living in poverty! 

although the fires burn where crops could grow, i tell ya, those food stamps ain't worth much, with today's food prices!  how often do you see food for sale in your grocery store that is always $3.00 plus?  constantly.  a single person in Illinois that lives on a grand per month is not able to purchase protein:  i am talking of buying--once a month, one item of something like a  package of ground beef, or chicken, not peanut butter!  peanuts are not a full protein.  you need MEAT.  read THE OMNIVORE'S DILEMMA.  

we don't see unemployed men in lines to get a cup of soup.  those men, those films made showing them in long lines since they were unemployed en masse after the 1929 crash of the stock market, is going on right now, but you do not SEE it. 

what will we do about all the unemployed thanks to the quickly created (so fast!) Era of the Computer?  did we have enough time to evolve into it?  enough time to understand the systems.  gee, i have a high degree in IT, but now that we are wireless, things are happening so fast that even i cannot keep track of the changes, therefore, i am not evolving into them. 

i worry about so many things going on today, children having children, working away with only a 6 week paid break to bond with their newborn babies.  the most important time of your life happened between the ages of zero to three.  mothers should AT LEAST be given paid leave for those years, so that the love they give to their babies then builds up the foundation that will carry them through their entire life.  well, look at our society.  it's all "anything goes."  i would not want to make a baby now.  it's scary. 

it is scary that an unemployed person living on $1,000/MONTH gets $113 a MONTH to purchase FOOD.  (they are not allowed to pay for a pre-made food such as a rotissere chicken with their food stamps.  why?  they are exhausted from poverty.  poverty sucks.  why can't they take home a pre-made chicken?  why must they cook all their food themselves in their depressed state of mind?  it makes no sense.

ron paul, a republican, but an MD, conservative, a capitalist (i am one:  isn't it fair that you should profit by your hard work?  why is america headed toward "socialism" so wanted by far left liberals, which will become communism?  communism always fails.  so then, RON PAUL SAID THIS:  well, if a person truly is in need of government assistance to LIVE, then, we, the people that have money enough to pay taxes, should help them.  you do not see many GOP politicians offering help to those in need, so you? 

we lost the best president we could have had, ron paul.  his son is not like him.  why didn't people research ron paul.  HE understands MONEY:  that is why he served our country as a house rep of TX for 21 terms!  an honest, good, smart man.  sure, a little arrogant, but that wasn't so bad.  he would have pulled us out of our SEVENTEEN TRILLION deficit if he were the president for 8 years.  what does obama do to care for the hidden poor? 

what would hitlary benghazi clinton do about the sad state of affairs of we, the people?  nothing.  she is so dirty that it is really sad that she will probably become our next president (it is so politically correct today, to elect a WHITE woman for prez--one  with darker skin--it is predicted that the wife of the current King will be the thing to do, to elect as the president in times to come...). 

political correctness is one of the things that has created the "anything is okay" attitude where proper deportment, manners, ethics, and high standards in the way we treat others are a thing in the distant past.  many people are downright MEAN.  that's okay too.  you see what i am talking about?  if you live in a large city like chicago, you have seen evidence, much of it, in the news.

well, i am one tired disabled senior citizen that went shopping to that grocery store, crowded with angry people, so nervous to get out of there, for today is sunday.  when they return to work tomorrow, it will be expected that they can and should do the work that they would have done saturday and sunday, but where is the TIME?  what is wrong with the supervisors?  THEY can't make up for work not done on days off the job! 

time is our most precious commodity.  that is the quote i made up based on an interesting sentence contained in real estate contracts.  i thought and thought about TIME.  there simply is no time to kill, but only to love. 

may you feel love all about you.  may you have good health and experience the wonders of life on our earth, everywhere you walk (except in the wild fires that COULD BE conquered by resolving the drought that causes them and makes them spread, making for so much destruction.  when will it become politically correct to desalinate water from the oceans to provide a ton of water?  to IRRIGATE dry land...  so that all the creatures that are links in the food chain can repopulate themselves, alive and well, doing what they do--ask yourself:  "am i for or against protecting our wild life?  for it supports YOU, in that when they are destroyed by fire, it upsets the food chain that is supposed to feed SEVEN AND ONE HALF people that live on this planet:  we have never had so many people alive on earth...  think about that). 

good night and good dreams to you.  what i did for myself, when i was in so much pain from shopping, was to take a drive on lake shore drive, such a pretty road that runs along the beautiful great lake called lake michigan.  i do not know if i will move.  the lake is part of me.  i lived so close to the lake as a kid.  what a great childhood i had!  i wish that all children had it.  i worry.  what i witness is not good.  but that drive was a cure for my tired and previously nervous (in the crowded store) condition.  i'm glad i gave it to myself.   

don't forget:  gift yourself when you need it.  be well.  ta ta for now.  many smiles to you. 
More than 20 major wildfires, including one that has doubled more than 73-square miles, continue to spread across California as more than 12,000 residents are told to evacuate their homes.
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7.29.2015:  though i'd do something different with my collection of old, and old-abandoned buildings for my love of architecture, this adobe creative cloud video shows you how you can use it to create your own project.  ... 

FYI (to my REAL friends that post here), i am STILL doing a LOT of learning on my mac!  it is so different from the windows environment.  i.e., since billy gates himself approved of XP pro--that someone out there will make $$$ bookoo dinero $$$ if they pick up support for it, hint, hint) windows is forever problematic.  if you have to dream up, DAY BY DAY workarounds--because of the various tasks you need to complete then--you become the wizard of XP in your state!  ... it's better to feel GOOD doing your projects with good software, such as ...

adobe creative cloud ...i really like adobe products because they were tested for years upon years out here with us users, free to us until perfected enough for adobe to ask us to pay them money.  THAT is how software should end up getting released!  and so ...

take a peek at adobe creative cloud here and then go to the adobe website to review or evaluate, based on your needs, its paid applications (apps/programs).  and know this...

i do NOT mean to ignore you!  just gettin' things straightened out on this mac.  which my former roommate and step sister bought for me, so generously, after seeing me sweat for all those years.  life brings you surprises you never dreamed you'd see, particularly when we LOVE life and we TREAT OTHERS THE WAY WE WISH TO BE TREATED.  heck, world peace could even root itself if only we thought how to best live out our day, every day, for our lives are so short.  :-)  
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if only i could edit my post!  it's better BELOW the video clip, not up here!  dammit!  what is here is mostly a repeat of what is BELOW.  dammit!  mistakes, mistakes, mistakes! 
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there are not too many days left until the end of august 2015, this year.  i do not know, but i do not believe, that turner classic movies ever had a month featuring one actor or another, each and every day of the month.  today, 8/23/2015, it happens to be marlena dietrich, but i learned of the works of some actors i was not familiar with this month.  i think it's a great idea!  i hope that the $$$ generated on the very nice, special trips, private/public theatre showings of old movies, its magazines, et al., will fund TCM for the rest of my life.  mom, who knew everything that there was to be known of the actors of the '30s through the 1950s, would have adored this channel.  she would have stayed up practically all night long watching it.  you'd expect that there'd be a day for marilyn monroe (what a tragic ending, so mysterious--i actually don't believe that she willingly lost her life that fateful night, the open telephone... for she looked happy, finally healthy and happy, at that time) this august, but no go. yes, TCM has a lot to teach us.  i love the old gangster movies with language like my dad picked up, such as "make it snappy."  ha ha ha, way to go, dad!
 
"I do not think we have a 'right' to happiness. If happiness happens, say thanks," Marlene Dietrich. 
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men are SO STUPID!  i mean, i understand what dr. oz means when he says that sex is hard wired into men's brains, but c'mon!  if you do not LOOK like examples of what are called "trending" women's images, forget it!  you can't even rely on a man to meet you at a cafe!  how can one know if one will find the love of his life without allowing for a MEANS, other than LOOKS, to talk together?  it really blows my mind. 
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I understand what you are saying Ms. Karen... Men really do get stupid when they are in love... Not to say there are a lot of guys out there just looking for a good time (whatever that may be).  But I have over the years ran into females with that same problem...  Not looking for love just a good time...  Which is Ok as long as both parties understand that... 
Oh I dated and married a model.... 
A model of what I believe a woman should be... (which is different for each man).  
I may need someone to help carry this soap box to the next post, any takers ?  ....  Heehee 
Nuff out of me and have a good day Ms. Karen...   
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yes.  child abuse is justice for this "anything i do is okay" attitude by these children that make children.  how dare she do that to her baby?  no morals, no standards, no proper social deportment, no "what is the right thing to do" when you have kids was ever taught to her.  however, she should be charged with child abuse.  she did abuse her child by almost killing her in that car.  i'm glad that the public stepped in and got that baby out of that car!  it makes me happy to know that some people DO CARE enough to step in and save a child!  it was the right thing to do.  how sad that she left her little girl in that car.  there is no excuse for it.  it is NOT OKAY! 
By the time the New Jersey police officer broke into the car, the toddler was drenched in sweat and crying hysterically - as his mother shopped for groceries.
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i do not understand why nobody other than me complains that at least five hours of live satellite feed of the slaughter was (on a business DAY in DC, but at night in benghazi) was not watched by president obama, who is the chief of the armed forces, and who should have immediately told our soldiers and military personnel/killer helicopter drivers, etc., in italy, only a half hour away from bengazi, to "stand down".  WHAT THE F*K happened that he did that?  and where were the top leaders of our armed forces, who should have been watching the feed and advising obama to put our forces to war then?  at a party held by hillary benghazi clinton?  i am ashamed that obama is the president for a few things, but specifically, two things:  (1) taking the nobel peace prize in 2008 for "future" acts to engender world peace (where, in libya???) when he had done nothing to deserve it, and this horrible loss of lives on 9-11-12 in benghazi!  i ask you, what are you thinking, my fellow americans?  your praise for this man, barrack hussain obama is beyond belief.  are you not FOR the protection of americans on foreign soil?  why is the president the commander in chief of the armed forces when, while the live feed was running into the white house (and probably into the pentagon), he was in conference with his campaign manager, then, at 5:00 pm, he sauntered off to his bedroom, not to be heard from until the next morning?  doesn't the president have only the best of the best computers all over the white house, including in his bedroom?  why did he do nothing?  no, i cannot forgive that man for his treasonous misconduct when he could so easily have called for our forces to "stand up" to fight and to save our ambassador stevens and 3 other brave americans.  can you forgive him?  why?  so that your continued support of him due to your guilt of slavery in the past can be perpetually proven to me?  i have no respect for people like you, so little that my spit in your face is not worth the effort.  shame, shame on you and your beloved ooh-baa-mmaaa!
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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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