VP Debate: Biden Blasts Ryan on His Flip-Flop on Abortion

Tonight the contrast between Paul Ryan and Joe Biden on abortion couldn’t have been more blatant. When the subject finally came up nearly 40 minutes into the debate, moderator and ABC correspondent Martha Radditz framed the issue brilliantly. Of course she did. It would take a woman, a seasoned war correspondent at that, to bring a subject up like this universally important to women, wouldn’t it? ...more
Although Mr Biden is clearly the more seasoned speaker on foreign & domestic policies, I was ... more

Book Review: We the Animals

We The Animals  By: Justin TorresThere is a new writer in town and he is definitely wearing a shiny badge.Justin Torres, a mere 30 something writer from New York has walked into the literary world and turned it on its axis.We The Animals a 128 page book of such elegance, honesty and heart wrenching prose; one has to marvel at such a finely written book....more
 @Karen Ballum Me too..the only drawback to this book is I wanted more :-) more

Senior Year Hollers: Avoiding Bankruptcy and Using Common Sense

I rarely make political or holler posts. I'm breaking the tradition to get a few things off my chest regarding high school seniors. I'm a parent of five children, four graduates and the man-child due to exit those learned halls this year. I would have to say I am fairly qualified to air some observations on some illogical processes of our local school system. I'm going to label this part of my holler session, "How to bankrupt your family before your graduate:"...more
 @Mandi_M I totally understand your business and needing to charge a certain amount but I ... more

I Was Verbally Accosted Over My Obama Yard Sign

The scene: My driveway, late afternoon. I was loading the kids up to go to JP's doctor's appointment and was in the middle of buckling XC into his car seat. A shiny blue RAV4 pulled alongside the curb, passenger window rolled down. I glanced up to see an older woman (late 60's, early 70's) leaning towards me. "You...you have little children. I just...I just don't understand...it's irresponsible..." Hang on. What?...more
I still have mine from the last election and it's in my yard again.. Just to piss off old girl, ... more

Senior Year Hollers: Avoiding Bankruptcy and Using Common Sense

I rarely make political or holler posts. I'm breaking the tradition to get a few things off my chest regarding high school seniors. I'm a parent of five children, four graduates and the man-child due to exit those learned halls this year. I would have to say I am fairly qualified to air some observations on some illogical processes of our local school system. I'm going to label this part of my holler session, "How to bankrupt your family before your graduate:"...more
 @JennaHatfield ..When I got the info in the mail for my kids pictures I just burst out ... more

Senior Year Hollers: Avoiding Bankruptcy and Using Common Sense

I rarely make political or holler posts. I'm breaking the tradition to get a few things off my chest regarding high school seniors. I'm a parent of five children, four graduates and the man-child due to exit those learned halls this year. I would have to say I am fairly qualified to air some observations on some illogical processes of our local school system. I'm going to label this part of my holler session, "How to bankrupt your family before your graduate:"...more
 @Darcie Will do.. our school systems are way behind the times! more