I am a Worrier

If it is true one’s worries are what turns one’s hair gray, you’d see I worry, a lot. I think it is both hereditary and because I’m an educator (teachers never stop thinking about their students, even 20 years after they had them in class). My current worries, which are mainly due, but not entirely,… Continue reading I am a Worrier

We Can Walk and Chew Gum at the Same Time

Main stream media, we, the consumer of your news, can walk and chew gum at the same time! In case you needed reminding. I know the Coronavirus has us all on edge. This is the biggest story you will most likely ever cover. I get that, and there is a whole lot of other things… Continue reading We Can Walk and Chew Gum at the Same Time

20,000 and Counting

It seems just yesterday we were watching China locking down Wuhan Province, then the whole of Italy shuttering its doors. Now we are watching Coronavirus unfold in our own U.S. of A. while wondering how it could happen here on such a large scale. I’ve already talked about that topic in this space, and won’t… Continue reading 20,000 and Counting

Yang Was Right!

Yesterday we started our exciting journey to finally meet our new grandson! When we arrived at the airport, after all the checking in and going through security, we wanted to get some snacks and some water for the plane. On the way to our gate, there is a snack souvenir bookstore combo along the way.… Continue reading Yang Was Right!

We used to watch out for one another

Does art imitate life or life imitate art? One of our children is in color guard and we are DCI fans. Over the past couple of years it has been interesting to see the shift in the types of shows these groups do. Some of the shows involve what appears to be misogynistic tendencies, violence… Continue reading We used to watch out for one another

A Day in the Life of the 99% Part 2

A couple of days ago I wrote a post about a day in the life of the 99%. I went through a fictitious day laying out what is happening as we go about our day. That was a very general day that many of us most likely don’t get to live, such as being able… Continue reading A Day in the Life of the 99% Part 2

A Day in the Life of the 99%

This is a mash-up from the past few months. Time to get up for work. We roll out of our nice comfy bed to get ready. Thousands of children in U.S. detention camps are trying to stay warm under inhumane conditions. It doesn’t matter, they aren’t our children. As we shower, Rudy Giuliani is working… Continue reading A Day in the Life of the 99%

When You Don’t Say No

As a parent, we know we have to say no to our children to help them learn right from wrong, moral from immoral, ethical from unethical, empathic from indifference, lawful from unlawful. Children will push the boundaries until we show them the boundaries. When we do the above as best we can, our children usually… Continue reading When You Don’t Say No

The United States Constitution Experiment is Failing

https://2vwlfu3ynqxb3npfhm3m8lde-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/lady-liberty-weeping.jpg Although I have felt our Democracy, our Republic, has been failing for a long time, it has become even more evident as I have been watching the impeachment of President Trump. When the President carte blanched people not to answer lawful subpoenas and Republicans did nothing, we the people did nothing, and the courts… Continue reading The United States Constitution Experiment is Failing

We’ve Lost Our Commonality and Natural Connections

Before I begin, here are some factors in my lens of the world: gay, husband, father of several adopted children, progressive liberal, fiscal moderate, believe refugees and immigrants are good for the U.S., educator, believe in family, think children need to be told no and awards/trophies should be earned, women have the right to control… Continue reading We’ve Lost Our Commonality and Natural Connections