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My newest challenge December 30, 2012

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The most advanced puzzle strategy that I’ve ever developed included separating edge pieces and then sorting by color. I have never been one for “impossible” jigsaws: the white ones, the two sided ones or the puzzle of an amassed million blue tulips. I’ve always enjoyed the doable challenges- 500 piece maps of New Jersey, 1000 piece puzzles with discernible scenes. So when my daughter gave me a the 1000 piece puzzle pictured below, I gulped my thank you. There are about 400 cats. That is fewer than three pieces per cat. A challenge, indeed, that started with the initial sort.

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“Jive Cats” by Kathy Weller

In Support of Corporate Responsibility; Kudos to Dick’s Sporting Goods December 19, 2012

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Although gun advocates on FaceBook do not like Dick’s Sporting Good’s decision to pull “sporting” rifles like the Bushmaster .223 (shown above)used at Sandy Hook and high capacity magazines from their stores and all guns from their stores in Connecticut, at least temporarily, I find it refreshing that a company has taken corporate responsibility to heart. The Gale Directory publishes Dick’s mission:

To be the #1 sports and fitness specialty retailer for all athletes and outdoor enthusiasts through the relentless improvement of everything we do.

I expect that a report  that the perpetrator of the Sandy Hook shootings tried to purchase firearms  at the Danbury, CT store sent a shock through the corporation. If that sale had been complete, it would have been their merchandise that killed 26 people. It would not have helped fulfill the mission of the company, only those of its stockholders. I admire any corporation that gives up sales because they consider it “the right thing to do.”

So many comments by these Face Book gun advocates refer to constitutional rights and Dick’s preventing them from purchasing a firearm to protect families. It seems to me that all Dick’s wants to do is promote sports and fitness and does not want human blood staining it’s hands or reputation. Target shooting; even hunting does not require semi-automatic rifles that look like they came from a war zone.

What it comes down to: If you want to purchase a gun to use against humans, don’t go to Dick’s. The above image is the model that law enforcement expects was used.  Tell me “how” this belongs in anyone’s neighborhood!

So if you feel that these should be sold at your neighborhood sporting goods store, go ahead boycott Dick’s. Me?

I “need” to buy some new workout clothes for a class that I’m starting.  I think I’ll head over to my local Dick’s and give them some business.