The House Was NOT on Fire, and We Didn’t Blow Away. Among Other Things.

So the past week or so has been... interesting. It's almost back to school time. Virtually. Did I mention that no one seems to have any idea what they're doing or how it's being done? Guess we'll figure that out Tuesday. We've been in the house for 6 months now and only just recently set … Continue reading The House Was NOT on Fire, and We Didn’t Blow Away. Among Other Things.

Conventions Are Over – On to November

So the dumpster fire known as the Republican National Convention is done. Notable moments include: Masks? Distancing? What's that? The gift that keeps on giving, even though they tried speaking of COVID-19 in past tense. Puerto Ricans are not Americans. Who knew? Hatch Act, anyone? If you've followed this blog, this comes at no surprise. … Continue reading Conventions Are Over – On to November

Tired. Disappointed. Angry.

Edited on 8/6/2020.... the school district notified parents last night that they have reopened applications for the virtual academy. That’s really the only right way to handle things, after the playing rules changed. I've known for a long time that residents are not the primary concern of my state's government. It's not as if they've … Continue reading Tired. Disappointed. Angry.

Juneteenth and Other Things I Didn’t Know but Should Have

I realize that having grown up in Kentucky, the education reputation of the state is rather lackluster, but I felt like I received a pretty sound education through my schools. However, as I've gotten older, lived in different areas, and expanded my horizons, I've realized that there were some very important events left out of … Continue reading Juneteenth and Other Things I Didn’t Know but Should Have

Why Do I Need Permission to Vote by Absentee Ballot?

So this week, the legislature of South Carolina, in their never-ending quest to take care of state residents, unanimously passed a bill to allow all residents to vote by absentee ballot in the June primaries. Because let's face it, no one's in a hurry to have a repeat of Wisconsin, even if the state cares … Continue reading Why Do I Need Permission to Vote by Absentee Ballot?