Oh yeah, this is definitely going to be a multi-part blog post. There are just too many words required to make clear how much I dislike certain Representatives and Senators. It might even be easier to just name the ones I do like. Shorter, certainly, lol. But that's no fun. So in no particular order, … Continue reading My Least Favorite Congresspeople – Part 1
In this world. Today was the last day of the Flowertown Festival, where 200,000 people converge on a so-called small town in South Carolina. One of the largest craft fairs in the Southeast, lots of food, lots of vendors, a few rides to interest the kids. It's a charity fundraiser for the local YMCA. And … Continue reading In What World Do Confederate Flags Fly at Family-Oriented Festivals?
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
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
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
I had already read the story, but this morning, there was an interview (http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/daughter-bigger-purpose-life-family-carrying-terminally-ill/story?id=46128337) 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
I've moved around a lot in my adult life, but the vast majority of my adult years were spent in Connecticut. I could sum up most of my time there in two words, "cold" and "snow." That said, our second child was born there, my kids spent most of their childhood there, we bought our … Continue reading I Could Use a Snow Day
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.
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
I'm a believer in first impressions. Whatever I think of a person from the start will likely color anything they do beyond that point, good or bad. Rarely do I change my mind on that. I attended a town hall meeting with my Congressman over the weekend. Considering that he was a previous governor of … Continue reading First Impressions