Why Kids Should Eat in Restaurants, Just Maybe Not Alinea

Alinea chef Grant Achatz stirred up a lot of controversy, with his tweet about a crying baby. Do you think babies should be at a Michelin-starred restaurant?...more
There are some very good points below, but some of these points I have to wonder.  Who said the ...more

Stores Will Be Open Round the Clock, But I Won't Be Shopping

Were you the secret winner of the huge Mega-Millions lottery haul? If you need extra shopping time before Christmas,  many national stores are offering overnight and extended hours through the 25th. Online retailers are also putting on the dog for customers with a barrage of e-mail specials.Brad Tuttle reports in Time: ...more
carynstat Caryn, your point is well made. I worked in hospitals for twenty years, and I ...more

Santa and The Great Race Debate

Well, according to David Sedaris, in some countries Santa (St. Nicholas) has 6-8 black men to ...more

20 Things I Could Not Care Less ABout If You Held A GUN To My Head.

20 THINGS I COULD NOT CARE LESS ABOUT- AND YOU SHOULDN'T EITHER This is my list of 20 'Things' I could not care less about if you held a gun to my head- and you shouldn't either (which I am submitting in an attempt to increase my Google ranking- because that's what's really important- am I right?)And not in order of importance......more

Bad mood

Things aren't so great in the U.S. right now....more

Pinktober! Be Responsible~~~Don't take part!

You heard it here first~I detest the month of October! Double standard……as I adore everything about the Fall season!...more

Hell On Wheels


A Trip to the Hospital

"I'm okay," I said, taking a gulping breath.The counselor tilted her head slightly, looking at me quizzically. "Are you sure? You look like you're having trouble breathing.""Yes," I said. I took another gulping breath."Well, okay then. Let me know if you want me to take you to the clinic."I nodded. I couldn't afford to go to the doctor. I'd never had insurance - preexisting conditions, you know. It was probably just a bad case of bronchitis. I could live with that. I wasn't going to mess this up for myself....more

It Was The Worst Of Times


Cat Colony on the Bluff

Fog socked in the bay, the first hint that the end of summer might be near. Jogging along the path that hems the bluffs, I repeated thankful prayers that the heat might finally be ending. All the talk of pumpkins and colored leaves would no longer make me angry once the heavy blanket of summer temperatures lifted.As I approached the familiar faded sign threatening a $500 fine for anyone who abandons a domestic animal, a moving shape in the brush caught my eye. Slowing down to a walk, I recognized the leonine gait and tiger stripes of a cat....more