For the Love of Guns

Before I get started, let me say that I don't want to take your guns.  I don't care if you own a gun, if you're a responsible, law-abiding citizen.  Please note those two adjectives.  I don't want to repeal the 2nd Amendment. Now that we've cleared that up, I just don't understand the love affair … Continue reading For the Love of Guns


Forever Catholic

It's understood that if you were ever Catholic, especially in the sense of having been confirmed, then you will always be Catholic in the eyes of the Church.  Even if you don't want to be. I grew up in a Catholic family.  I haven't been in a church in many years, and I have no … Continue reading Forever Catholic

The Brain that Won’t Shut Off

If you have anxiety, then you understand the title.  One of the phrases that I absolutely hate is, "Don't worry."  Really?  You think that's possible for someone with anxiety?  If anything, that makes a person with anxiety worry even more. Here's the difference between a person who doesn't deal with anxiety and one who does. … Continue reading The Brain that Won’t Shut Off

Pro-Choice Means ALL Choices

I had already read the story, but this morning, there was an interview ( with Royce and Keri Young, the couple who made the decision to continue through a pregnancy, knowing that their baby would die shortly after birth, so that they can  donate her organs.  It struck me how they're so at peace with … Continue reading Pro-Choice Means ALL Choices

At Least You Have Your Health! Not exactly.

If you know me, you know that one of the things I'm passionate about is health care for everyone, not just those who can afford it.  All aboard the train for single-payer health care! I'd like to say that it's very altruistic of me, but the reality is, it's very personal.  I'm in my early … Continue reading At Least You Have Your Health! Not exactly.

Spring, But There’s No Global Warming

It's only March 1, but spring, also known as The Great Pollen Explosion, is in full swing in the South.  This is super early, even by South Carolina standards, at least a full month earlier than it should be.  Azaleas are blooming, trees are getting actual leaves.  It was 83 degrees today.  And everyone's thrilled. … Continue reading Spring, But There’s No Global Warming