Don’t Tell Me We Can’t Restrict Rights. We Already Have.

To date, the United States Constitution has been amended 27 times. The Amendments are not meant to be taken in order of importance, each is considered as important as the others. Each Amendment has been scrutinized for its legality, with restrictions and extensions placed on each one. Therefore, to say that it’s wrong to restrict … Continue reading Don’t Tell Me We Can’t Restrict Rights. We Already Have.

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South Carolina and Head Shaking

It happens. Sometimes a little, sometimes a lot, it's really just a hazard of living here. Over the past few weeks, it's been a lot. South Carolina is the only area where I've lived that just makes school days, missed due to weather, just vanish. Our district missed 2 days because of Hurricane Irma in … Continue reading South Carolina and Head Shaking

#MeToo Meets Christmas Music

Since I don't live under a rock, I'm well aware of the #MeToo movement happening, and it's almost awe-inspiring to see the dominoes continue to fall. It's also obviously getting closer to Christmas, and I've switched to streaming Christmas music at work, which led to an unsettling observation. Each of the past couple of years … Continue reading #MeToo Meets Christmas Music

When Did Veterans Day Get Tangled Up With Memorial Day and Every Other Holiday?

Yesterday was Veterans Day. Since I'm married to a veteran, I understand the meaning behind it. Which is why I don't understand how it's morphed into Memorial Day. During college football games yesterday, the announcers were detailing the lives of soldiers killed in action. Players were wearing the names of fallen soldiers. Don't get me … Continue reading When Did Veterans Day Get Tangled Up With Memorial Day and Every Other Holiday?

The Lost Art of Hanging Out at the Mall

Last year, Northwoods Mall enacted a curfew policy that requires teens under the age of 18 have a parent or guardian with them, if they are at the mall after 6 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. This was supposedly in response to a number of incidents (none of which I can seem to find online) … Continue reading The Lost Art of Hanging Out at the Mall

How Many “Historic” Floods Does It Take?

Much of southeastern Texas is underwater.  Images of water in homes, roadways that have vanished completely, and more rain to come.  And probably a death toll to rise.  It's horrible.  But Houston (and the surrounding areas) isn't the first city to be flooded so dramatically, and it won't be the last.  There's change happening with … Continue reading How Many “Historic” Floods Does It Take?

Not a Perfect Eclipse, But Close

For those of you who live under rocks, there was an eclipse Monday.  I live in the area of totality, and had that beaten into my head over the past few months, lol.  Along with "Wear solar glasses, or you'll be blind!" and "Don't drive while wearing the solar glasses!" So we ventured outside Monday … Continue reading Not a Perfect Eclipse, But Close