A Simple Point of View

I am just a simple woman in a complicated world but I do pay attention to what is going on in our country. The following is just my point of view, I am not an expert in politics or history but I do have common sense, which really seems to be missing in a lot of Americans these days. ...more

Haven't Lost My Touch

   It been a while since I made a pie of any type. Confession time....I have trouble doing cakes.My client want an rhubarb pie.So I brought a few items form home which they didn't have. Well like I said in my title...."Haven't lost my touch...when it comes to pie.    Eating lunch been some what difficult. I took my four items but I had some ginger snaps at Regis. My mom made real good ginger snap and she used melted shorting....more

The 1billion dollar Trump vacation to the White House

There was some breaking news from Iowa today:“Donald Trump is willing to fork over a billion bucks if that’s what it takes to win the White House… Trump answered: “I would do that, yeah, if I had to.”He added: “I make $400 million a year so what difference does it make?”Ugh. The chutzpah on this guy, I swear.I can’t get any of this out of my head. It’s like brain-tar…it just sticks onto your brain and rots it into a toxic goo just thinking about it....more

Poverty Is Sexist

Poverty is sexist.The evidence is clear: extreme poverty disproportionately affects girls and women, from their health to income to personal safety. The poorest women are often barred from owning and inheriting land and other property, opening a bank account, or accessing education....more

Education Is Sexist

Poverty and gender inequality go hand-in-hand; girls and women in the poorest countries suffer a double whammy, of being born both in a poor country and female. To see the extent of this disadvantage, ONE analyzed the situation for girls and women in least developed countries (LDCs) across key gender indicators. On every indicator, life is significantly harder for girls and women in LDCs compared with those living in other countries....more

Privileged: My Story of Legal Immigration

I'm an immigrant living the American dream. I own a house in the Austin suburbs, work full time in IT, and am raising twin daughters. The kids are in both the dual language and gifted programs at our local public school. We go to church every Sunday. We've hosted Girl Scout events in our home. I'm divorced and slowly digging myself out from legal debt after an ugly custody battle, which is less dreamy, but altogether American....more

8 Things Donald Trump Should Know About Menstrual Shaming

It didn’t take 28 days for the political circus to get bloody awful. Two days after a televised debate, a male candidate, Donald insulted female news anchor Megyn Kelly by subtly remarking that she must be on her period. If our Founding Fathers had foreseen such ugly stains on their fertile new country, they would have grabbed the first protective vessel back to the motherland of England....more

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Of Sports Center and the Quarter Quell: 5 Observations from the First Republican Primary Debate

I admit it. I don't like talking politics too much. But, I absolutely LOVE watching the political debates that take place whenever an active race to the White House is in effect. The professional communicator (and frustrated sports commentator) in me can’t help but analyze the performance of the candidates and the media personalities who cover them as if they were athletes on a Sports Center highlight reel....more

Teaching What We Never Learned in School: An Excellent Documentary on World War One

Last year marked the centennial of the beginning of World War 1. To celebrate, and educate about, WWI, a international consortium of filmmakers from Canada, Britain, France, Holland, Germany, Russia and Austria put together an amazing documentary which is called "14 -- Diaries of the Great War" for its American release.When it aired on the BBC, it was called "Great War Diaries."...more