Life Hums Along

Seriously folks, this has been a rough 11 weeks here in The Land of the Free and The Home of the Brave. Especially if you support our new president. Definitely if you support our new president. Absolutely if you support our new president. Naturally, I write about what is important to me, things I think…

War is Bad, War is a Fact

Our world is at war again. It seems like the whole world is in turmoil. Since the Arab Spring, even before the Arab Spring, the world has been at war in one corner of the world or the other. Since 9/11 America has been at war with terrorists. Fighting terrorists is harder than fighting a…

Sitting Around

Some days I just sit. I browse the internet, read the blogs I follow, pretend shop. Pretend shopping is serious fun. I put everything I want into my cart and then take it out. I love it – guilt-free shopping. I also look at vacation packages. If I save from now until I’m 70, I…

The 4th of July 2014

Small print, I know. I can tell you how it reads ……. the links are to the original draft. When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal…

Why I’m Proud to be an American

We’re coming up one the 238th anniversary of the birth of our nation. This is a damn short time given the histories of other places. We don’t have cathedrals built in the year 500 or glorious ruins of castles. We have strip malls, boarded up downtowns and tracts of houses made of ticky-tacky, as the…

Some Days

I think that most of humanity is completely nuts. Today I have had email messages regarding stuff I put up on Craigslist to get rid of. This obnoxious person chose to belittle me, call me an idiot, insult me in any way he could because he thought I was asking too much money for these…

Things That Will Rot Your Brain

This is your brain. This is how it looks after you allow input from indiscriminate sources. Here are just a few of those sources. Listening to talk radio. Most of these talk radio hosts are rabid conservatives with only one thought in their mind (collectively). I am a conservative. I am not rabid. I have…

There Are No Good Options

If I were a member of the word police, I would eliminate the title phrase. What does it mean? It means that nobody smart enough to be in our government, our media, our culture, can figure out what the hell to do in a crisis – or else it means that they don’t want to…

Rich vs. Poor is Not the Fight

“The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent vice of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.” ― Winston Churchill Another election season is upon us. We have choices to make in 2014 that will either get us out of the miasma of stagnation we’re currently in, or else we will continue to…

I Don’t Even Believe It

A controlled rant. It is May, 2014. There are political monkeyshines going on all over – as per usual. Ever since Watergate and all of its drama, we’ve been faced with “just like Nixon” scandals all the time. And interminable investigations, some of which I agree with, some I don’t. Instead of investigating it would…

Memo to Self – Read Reviews Before You Buy

Shoot. After a fantastic lunch – to which I was treated by DS – and a great visit with DH – we went to the drug store. A side note here. I have difficult hair. It is so straight that when I was a child, my mother couldn’t even bend it around a roller. She…

Another Hallmark Holiday

Sunday is another one of those – what I like to call – Hallmark holidays. I define these as holidays created to get you to go out and buy something – and if you don’t – you will have the guilt of ignoring your mother, father, sweetheart, goblins, etc. I have no problem accepting gifts….