The List: Countering Tragedy with Information

Birthday WishesFor our family, this week was a week of celebrating Darling 1's 5th Birthday; having fun with family in Texas and cross-c...more

Boortz Calls for Violence on the Same Day Giffords Leaves Hospital and Arivaca Family Murder Trial Continues

I don't do a lot of cross-posting on my blogs, but today I have to.  I have tried to write an entry several times today.  Several situations are swirling around in my brain space,  and they all involve violence and public complicity in that violence. ...more

Would you like a Gun or Pizza with your purchase? Semiautomatic Marketing

Ever since I've owned and ran my own specialty boutique years ago I've cherished this important lesson: You've got to discover who "your people" are and speak to them! ...more

Giffords Tragedy: What’s the Message to Young Women?

When an angry young man aimed his semiautomatic handgun at Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in a Tucson Safeway store on Saturday, he didn’t just critically wound her and kill or wound 19 others....more

Angry thoughts about guns

Guns don't kill people - people kill people. If there's any more tired and trite statement than that, I don't know what it is. Certainly, if a person is determined to kill, they will do it no matter what weapon they may have at hand. But can't gun activists understand that a gun makes it a heck of a lot easier for that person to kill many people at one time, very efficiently and with great ease? Imagine Tucson, AZ yesterday if there had been no gun in the story. How many people would have been killed or injured by some other weapon before the killer was subdued? ...more

Thank you for your thoughtful comments - it's good to know I'm not alone in my concerns. I can ...more

Sarah and Kate go camping...sort of.

Last night on Sarah Palin's reality show, she and her family went camping with Kate Gosselin and her 8 kids. I knew it would be a disaster, hence the reason I watched it. I just didn't realize that I would come out of it with some respect for Sarah Palin, and even more disdain for Kate Gosselin....more

The Cautious Approach to Life: Tips for Teaching Your Kids Gun Safety

The Sibling Difference While my brother and I ...more

The Right to Bear Arms in Your Home: McDonald v. City of Chicago

Boys and Weapons My Darling Boys seem to turn everyth...more

To Put It Bluntly: People Didn't Bring Guns to Town Halls Until Thugs Started Beating People Up

I agree, the Second Amendment has nothing to do with health care reform, so why are we even discussing it? ...more

Talk about projection...buncha little men with little their little penises and big bad guns.more

Pistol-Packing Mama or Pipedream?

I know I’m not alone in watching CSI: Las Vegas, CSI:Miami, NCIS, or Numbers failthfully. They wouldn’t be hit television shows if I was the only one watching them. But I have to wonder how many other women out there like me, want to star in their own real life investigative drama. I don’t mean on TV. I’m not bad looking, but it take more than blonde hair and blue eyes to make it to the boob-tube. I mean in real life, as a career. ...more