Category: Life

My message to Jeb Bush

Bush’s full quote is: “it’s a huge challenge for single moms to raise children in the world that we’re in today, and it hurts the prospects, it limits the possibilities of young people being able to live lives or purpose and meaning” To which I, having been raised by a single mother, and having not only had numerous prospects but have a life that is full of purpose and meaning, have one thing to sayLearn More


If there’s anyone left who’s been following my blog, you know that I’ve basically abandoned it. During the past year, I’ve started posting my thoughts on Google Plus, LiveJournal, tumblr and Facebook. I used to have my Twitter feed dump in here, but I don’t actually use Twitter much, either. So the time has come to officially shut this blog down. It will remain here for historic reasons. There’s some good stuff here, especially myLearn More

A tale of two malls

It’s the middle of winter in 2007. My children are restless, and I am out of ideas on what to do to keep them entertained. It’s too cold outside for them to play, and too boring in the house. I decide that we need to take a trip, somewhere fun. So I load the kiddos up into our mini-van and hit the road. Destination: the Westminster Mall. Perhaps a mall doesn’t sound like a fun destination. ThereLearn More

If You Feel Compelled to Act, Hesitate First

This is most excellent advice, advice that I personally need to do my best to remember and to follow in the future! [We] all have those few bad decisions that seem like they were made by someone else. This regrettable decisions are often a product of your “fight or flight” response, which really wasnt designed for much in modern society. Its also something you can easily override. via If You Feel Compelled to Act, HesitateLearn More

Cruise memories: Cozumel

Ah, Cozumel! What a wonderfully crazy port. And what a crazy experience! Cozumel provided us with one of those vacation horror stories. But I am getting ahead of myself. We had really rough waters the morning that we pulled into Cozumel. And some dreary, rainy weather. that was a bit of a surprise to me. I figured that the Caribbean was always very temperate and sunny, no matter what the season. I hadn’t packed anythingLearn More

Jay Marvin health update

Everyone, say a little prayer or positive vibes or well-wishes to Jay Marvin, talk show host on the local Progressive talk radio station, AM760. He has been out for a long time, in the hospital for most of that time with an unknown ailment. There’s more info at the link below: Jay’s wife called in to the radio show to give a health update on the big man. This is scary! Good luck, Jay! (JayLearn More

The wheels on the bus go round and *CRASH!*

So you know, I tend to take the bus in snowy/icy weather because I feel safer. Or at least I feel more relaxed. I get really, really tense driving in bad weather. As anyone who knows me or has worked with me can tell you. It’s to the point that I really don’t want to drive in that crap at all, unless I have no other choice. I’ll sit in the bus, listen to myLearn More

Banning gay marriage == banning love

There’s no secret that I am a huge Keith Olbermann fan. His Special Comments are always insightful, even though they are also kinda pompous and arrogant. But this is one of the first (that I can remember) where he is emotional instead of angry. Olbermann speaks with feeling and humility directly to those who oppose gay marriage. It is a poignant point he makes, asking why anyone would/could choose to ban love. How anyone couldLearn More

Wassup – updated

Whoa, these are the actors from the original Budweiser “Wassup” commercial, updating the bit for 2008. And throwing in a plug for Barack Obama at the same time. I would mark this a true Must See.

Grocery budget

“According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, you can feed a family of four healthily for $400 a week. (from” How much are you spending? If you have a budget, how much do you budget Blogged with the Flock Browser

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