Just when you thought they had all the various groups of vulnerable citizens adequately disenfranchised, the Republican Party decides to stick it to students as well (now, they are attempting to stick it to women and children instead. I’ll explain in a minute). How can these guys and gals possibly get re-elected? It’s a mystery to many thinking folks.… [Read more]
Archives for April 2012
Ann Romney, wife of presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, told a group of women last week (Apr. 23) how happy she is that there are so many mommies out there who have to work outside of the house.
“I love the fact that there are women out there who don’t have a choice and they must go to work and they still have to raise the kids.… [Read more]
We’re in an election year and people across the nation are stepping up to make their voices heard. Some are fighting for progressive change while others are simply hoping that the nation will not move backwards. Of course, unfortunately for those of us who are free-thinking liberals, there are too many among us who are fighting the war against time…and progress.… [Read more]
Rupert Murdoch…you’ve been SUCH a busy man! Admitting to the Leveson Inquiry that there was a “cover up” at News of the World was a big deal for you. Saying that you were the “victim”?…well, that falls a wee bit short, don’t you think? That’s as laughable as Fox News saying that they report…NEWS.… [Read more]
Watching the landscape, or cityscape, pass by in the windows as music is playing too loudly in the background, and I sometimes feel like I’ve warped into a music-video world. It helps if the music is fast enough to keep time with the view, is catchy, but more obscure than pop (this isn’t about a sing-a-long), and bonus points for esoteric lyrics that require some level of reflection.… [Read more]
This is part three of a four-part series on aligning your personal finances with your values. Find parts one and two here.
Okay, now we get to the fun stuff. And by “fun”, I mean “the part where you actually have to face your realities and how that may or may not be in line with what you think.” Don’t be afraid; I’m here to hold your hand, and I promise I’ve heard it all before.… [Read more]
I am an English teacher.
I have my degree in reading and writing.
I love words. Printed words. On paper.
I swore I would never ever get a Kindle or a Nook. Not me. I would always get real books. And my kids? They would have a huge collection of actual books and they would love them.… [Read more]
Now, I know you loved Sesame Street just as much as I did. I still watch it to stay on the up and up with my letter learning. The tunes are quite catchy, aren’t they? I really love the letter, “C.” Cookie Monster, although people have tried to change him into what they want him to be, has stayed the same.… [Read more]