There has been a lot of discussion lately about poverty in the US both because of the 50th […]
When I was a kid there was a cartoon called “Hillbilly Bears.” One character, instead of swearing, would say something like “Fricka fracka, mika mack!” That how I feel about Gov. Kasich’s Medicare expansion shenanigans.
So it all boils down to this.
The GOP does not believe health care should be a government responsibility. War, prisons, executions, walls to keep immigrants out, tax breaks and subsidies for billionaires, restricting and limiting voting, these are all the governments business, but not health care. Unless that health care has to do with women’s reproduction, that of course is an acceptable place for GOP noses to go poking.
The discussion, debate, screaming and posturing over the Edward Snowden leak about the NSA Prism program is at […]
I’ve never understood the point of that trust exercise where you fall backward and let folks catch you. In my mind its a given that the people in the circle will catch you because its a set up – who is going to risk looking like a schmuck in front of everyone standing around to participate in this exercise? Therefore, the real purpose of the exercise is to show whoever paid for the “team building” that you and your co-workers will play by the rules when someone is looking.
A spirograph is my kind of toy. Pinning the wheel to the cardboard, hearing the pen snick into […]
First things first is a curious phrase. It makes me think – well how could you do last […]
As much as I would like to be talking about music, I am instead compelled to write about […]
Several times in the last few weeks I have encountered people who believe they are helpless when it […]
I have an unfortunate habit of internalizing other peoples bad behavior. I witness an objectionable, selfish act and it immediately triggers a full body/behavior scan to evaluate if I am guilty of said behavior.
I am very easily embarrassed on behalf of others – strangers, acquaintances, TV actors – doesn’t matter. For years I couldn’t watch an episode of Happy Days because the characters embarrassed themselves every other minute and it killed me. I would get up and leave the room.
I was deleting old text messages today and I came across one from a number I didn’t recognize. […]
Its that time again. Fire up the family dysfunction and let the games begin. What I am thankful […]
“And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore.” My puzzler is sore. There really should be some kind of Aspercreme for the brain – other than Vodka and SSRI’s of course.
I am officially down to my last dysfunctional relationship. After years of slowly weaning myself from the needy, […]
My parents had a unique sense of justice. Pain, humiliation, defeat, failure – these were all gifts from […]