The mid-terms are almost in the rearview mirror. We’re on a bit of a campaign respite as we […]
When did we get so contentious? I can put my finger on the event when I first noticed […]
This morning I said to Loved-One, “Due to Trump, good things are happening.” “Like what?” he replied through […]
I’m mellowing into our new political climate. Perhaps mellowing is too sedentary a word. This weekend I began to see some plus sides. I’m not one to use the phrase, “all things happen for a reason,” or even “it must be God’s plan.” However, I can see that people can be energized toward good when they see the unsavory side of human nature, and we can do God’s will in the wake of tragedy. I love our new environment stimulates so many people to demonstrate, boycott, listen, discuss, get involved in local government, etc.[tweetthis] Each of us, no matter how small, can make a difference. [/tweetthis]Most of my sadness has abated and I can see sunshine in my days. I’m sure it helps that I literally see more sunshine and the days are getting longer, as well as warmer.
Here’s a few more things, in no particular order, that I am grateful for this Monday morning:
We have a new President. Many people have great hope. I am reading, listening, and staying open to […]
Just in care you missed, the beginning of this series of posts starts with my preamble,
The past few weeks, I dissected the Republican and Democratic Party Platforms.
Just so I can keep everything straight, I put the information into a simple chart, like I would for corporate goals. This is also the way CoCo’s Individual Education Plans got laid out, too. Pretty easy to understand; I think: We will______________ by_____________ so that______________ happens. I added a column for how the action will be financed, too. Sadly that’s pretty empty.
You can find my other installments here:
Installment #1: It’s all about the Jobs and the Economy
Installment #2: The Democrats and Principled Centered Leadership
Installment #3: The Republicans and the Constitution
Installment #4: The Democrats and Bringing Americans Together
Installment#5: Health, Education, and Safety
Installment #6: The Environment
[tweetthis]The President has seven roles*:[/tweetthis]
I’m back from the Labor Day weekend. I hope you rested from your labor and enjoyed beautiful weather. […]
I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people […]
Every year, on the anniversary of Roe v Wade, I set out to research and read the Supreme Court Opinion and share my own opinion. Every year I chicken out or I get lazy, or something else is more pressing. I know my opinion is sure to anger both my pro-life and my pro-choice friends, many of whom see things through a black-and-white, all-or-nothing lens. As in so many things in life’s journey, this issue a complex one.
But this is an election year, and many people will vote for their President based on his position on this issue alone. So it’s high time I did the research. But first the disclaimers:
You will find no pictures in this post of fetuses, babies, or demonstrators on either side of the divide. I support Barack Obama; I tend to vote Democrat. I am pro-life.
Harold Cole Watkins, PhD, overcome with remorse, killed himself one rainy night in late 1937. A few months earlier, Dr. Watkins was on cloud nine. His new, sweet, raspberry-flavored, Elixir Sulfanilamide made it possible for parents to administer the bitter sulfa medicine to their children sick with Streptococcus infections, commonly known as strep throat. A few months earlier, Dr. Watkins was on cloud nine. His new, sweet, raspberry-flavored, Elixir Sulfanilamide made it possible for parents to administer the bitter sulfa medicine to their children sick with Streptococcus infections. Sore throats.
A pharmacist employed by S.E. Maassengil Co., Dr. Watkins met the company’s goal in response to public demand for a liquid form of the hard to swallow pill. Now, over a hundred people were dead, most of them children. Some children died in their mother’s