Cheating to get your kid into a good school

Just when I think that people really can’t get any more disgusting, they prove me wrong. Now it seems that some rich people aren’t satisfied with the enormous leg-up that their children already have, they need to make sure that their children have more privilege than other people. And some are apparently fine with cheating . . . → Read More: Cheating to get your kid into a good school


I may be an odd person, but I really don’t mind having to pay taxes. I understand the need to pool our money to pay for infrastructure and safety, etc. But there are two things that do bother me a lot about taxes: 1 – rich people and corporations that don’t pay their fair share, . . . → Read More: Taxes


There is a lot going on right now, things important to the entire country and things important to just me: it’s tax time, oversight is finally happening in Congress, I need to clean my oven. A lot of the events of the day seem life changing, some just mundane. It is important to me to . . . → Read More: Gratitude

I don’t understand

This world is a scary place right now. There are so many things happening that I just don’t understand. I admit that I do not understand the “I got mine, screw you” mentality that some people seem to have these days. I don’t understand the people who feel like they have to have the most . . . → Read More: I don’t understand


Snow – I love it, and I can’t get around in it. Oh, I can drive in it just fine, but I can’t walk in it anymore. I am afraid of falling, so guess I will just have to stay in.

I do have to say that the snow outside my house is beautiful to . . . → Read More: Snow

Stand up for yourself

It is not up to someone else to decide when and where you stand up for yourself. You are not weak just because you decide to let something slide. It is not required that you call out every jerk you come across. You just may not be up to it sometimes, or you may not . . . → Read More: Stand up for yourself

Government shutdown Part 2

So, by the time you read this it will be old news – at least I hope so. I just read that a deal has been reached to open the government for three weeks. I think that’s great – really I do; it is WAY past time to reopen the government. We should not be . . . → Read More: Government shutdown Part 2

Government shutdown

It is past time to open our government back up, and let people get back to work and receiving their paychecks. We can argue about the best way to protect our borders once the government is open. It is disingenuous for some people to characterize this as people who want protected borders versus people who . . . → Read More: Government shutdown

New things

I try to be open to new things, but it is hard sometimes. For instance, they have changed the interface for writing posts for this site. I had no warning (that I saw, anyway), and now I have already spent over 60 minutes doing what I used to do in about 20 . . . → Read More: New things

Congress is finally starting to look like the people they represent

Wow! It is so good to see a Congress that is starting to look like the people they represent! But as I watch all the news about it, I can’t help but think, “Won’t it really be great one day when this will be the norm, and it is no big deal.”

Because really, isn’t . . . → Read More: Congress is finally starting to look like the people they represent