Black and White

I'm usually a shades of gray kind of thinker, but from where I sit, this presidential election is about polar opposites: ...more

Why We Voted for Barack Obama

Yesterday my husband and I decided to send an email to our friends and family exlaining why we support Barack Obama. I thought I would share it with you too:   ...more

McCain's Offensive Scoffing at Medical Errors

Last night John McCain offended me to the core in his Town Hall debate against Barack Obama. While discussing health care issues, McCain scoffed at "medical errors" and even used air quotes when he said the term. His platform addresses his plan for reducing "frivolous" medical malpractice law suits. From his flippant attitude about medical errors last night, it's clear to me that he will make sure that the term "frivolous" is defined with the doctors in mind and with little concern for patients. ...more

You're right. It does come down to judgement. And state of mind. Honestly, I'm not trying to ...more

Living with Cancer and Scared to Death of the Fate of Healthcare

Last year we discovered that I had a rare form of cancer -- so rare that it took doctors ten years to realize that there was a tumor on my pancreas. Up to that point, they all said I had Irritable Bowel Syndrome and gave me a myriad of drugs which masked the root of the cause: a metastatic, insulin-secreting tumor on my pancreas. ...more

On the Count of Three We All Stop Fighting Over Politics

I posted this message on my blog today, and I thought some (or many) of the women at Blogher might relate: ...more

A Dem Watching the RNC -- Please pass the blood pressure meds

I am a strong supporter of Barack Obama -- just as I would have been a strong supporter of Hillary Clinton. We need a Democrat in office. NOW. It's time to swing the pendulum back towards the left to fix our economy, fix the healthcare quagmire, fight the fights that need to be fought for the right reasons, continue to allow women to have the final say on our own reproductive rights, care for our planet and all the life forms that inhabit it, and I could go on. But, I feel that I owe the Republican party respect and should watch their convention just as I did the DNC. ...more

Sitting here thinking about this "battle" in the country between the Democrats and ...more

McCain/Palin Will Overturn Roe v. Wade

Yesterday I had a conversation with a republican friend who is vociferously in support of McCain but clearly does not actually know the issues. When talking about Roe v. Wade, she was stunned when I said that we were one vote away from the Supreme Court overturning the 1973 ruling. I realized at that moment, that we are not doing a good enough job presenting the issues for this presidential campaign -- but we are doing a great job discussing children, moms, wives, skin color, breasts, etc. ...more