Christmas Locally

One of the things we like to do is check out local events, especially around the holidays. Sometimes, it's really fun, and sometimes it's really weird, and sometimes I just end up shaking my head. As I often do here, lol. This year, we opted not to attend the Summerville Christmas Parade (for reasons to … Continue reading Christmas Locally

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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

Questions From a Republican

Recently, there was an article making the rounds on social media entitled 28 Questions for Republicans Because Your Policies Make No Damned Sense to Me, by Elisabeth Parker.  In response, a Republican posed these questions to the author, and she responded with 20 Questions From a Republican Because Democrats Make No Damned Sense to Him.  … Continue reading Questions From a Republican