I hold THESE truths to be self-evident....

     I love the South.  I love the food, the folks, and the kind conversation.  That being said, I will admit that watching parts of the world march on while many of my fellow Southerners plant their heels firmly in the past to be more than a bit disturbing.  But hold up ya'll!  Just a minute!...more

With All Due Respect My Fellow Americans

I am an American. I am also a Liberal, a Democrat, a Progressive...You get the point. I do not claim to be a political scholar of any kind...However, I know what my own values are and I don't foresee changing anytime soon...Nor am I writing this to convince my Republican buddies to to share in my convictions...Why yes!!!...I do have friends and family who are Republican! *Collective GASP!* I have a number of friends who I consider intelligent, knowledgable people, who seem to have done their homework and will most certainly vote differently than myself. That's ok...I can respect that. ...more

The One Where I Discuss Politics in Mixed Company

There is a side of me that I have not blogged about. Mostly because I'm not interested in creating a major debate, and I generally avoid talking about religion and politics in mixed company. But today, on Martin Luther King Jr. day, I know the blogosphere will be littered with inspirational quotes and reflections on the life of a man that I greatly admire. So I will out myself, today. I am .... liberal.::gasp:: Okay, so you may have guessed this already. I mean, I am a "bleeding heart" social worker after all. ...more