RIP John McCain

John McCain died last week; he will most certainly be missed. I didn’t always agree with what he said and did, but most of the time he seemed to be doing it because he thought it was best for the country. He really seemed to have a love of this country that transcended political parties. . . . → Read More: RIP John McCain

Guns again

I am totally flabbergasted at the people who are willing to bully the kids who are marching for their lives right now. People (and I won’t name names, though you probably know who I am talking about) who are calling these kids names, claiming they are “crisis actors,” and saying they are being used by . . . → Read More: Guns again

Another school shooting

Another school shooting…my heart hurts so bad. I still cry when I see things about it on the news or on social media. And it makes me sad and angry at the same time.

I really do not want to be one of the people who becomes so hardened on one side or the other . . . → Read More: Another school shooting

More women speak out

One more time, then I am done with this topic. Now more and more women are coming forward. I really want to believe all of them, but I am starting to have my doubts. I wish we could rely on everyone – men and women – to tell the truth about these things, but we . . . → Read More: More women speak out

Why did these women wait so long to tell their stories?

There are a lot of women coming out of the darkness and telling us about how they were abused, assaulted, and harassed. There are a lot of people who are saying that these things happened a long time ago and why didn’t these women come out sooner with these allegations.

Come on people! The reason . . . → Read More: Why did these women wait so long to tell their stories?

My heart hurts

My heart hurts. I look for the good in the world, but am having a hard time finding it. The bad things, as usual, are hard to miss. There are global tragedies, national tragedies, and personal tragedies happening almost continuously. I have so many questions: How did we get to this point? How do we . . . → Read More: My heart hurts

Today’s shootings

I am not even surprised that there are multiple shootings in one day – and that makes me sad. This is what is accepted as normal now – well, I refuse to think of it as normal. If we normalize this, we will never be able to stop it.

The shooting in DC really does . . . → Read More: Today’s shootings

Do something

I never wanted this blog to be about politics, but here we are. I don’t know how much longer we are going to be able to survive as a country. We have a man in charge who thinks he is a king, if not a god.

I read somewhere that history would not treat him . . . → Read More: Do something

Healthcare

Whoa – I feel as if I have been kicked in the gut. The republicans passed their healthcare bill (calling it a non-healthcare or tax credit bill seems more appropriate), and I feel like I have a target on my back. I am getting up there in age (okay – I am old), I have . . . → Read More: Healthcare

My heart hurts for this country

I feel like I should be writing about the New Year here, and yet I am hung up on what is happening in our country right now. So I will ask the questions that are heavy on my heart right now. What is going on? When did we become a country of people so intent . . . → Read More: My heart hurts for this country