Category: Culture

Life According to a Facebook Friend

Life According to a Facebook Friend
This will be the second time that I post something my FB friend Johnny Kline wrote. It is not the second time that I have wanted to snatch a page from Johnny and share it beyond Facebook. It’s one of the many times. When I read this out loud to my husband, the old black... Read more »

Green at the Chicago Auto Show

Green at the Chicago Auto Show
An ongoing conversation during our family get togethers eventually involves sustainability, climate and politics. Of course lately we seem to start off with politics. That being said we put all the angst away about climate change and centered on the Chicago Auto Show. Dad and I gave up driving and have become green travelers i.e.... Read more »

Trump Invaded my Morning

Trump Invaded my Morning
This morning I was watching the snow fall out side our windows and sipping an espresso that my husband brewed for us. It was a nice start to the day. I was avoiding Facebook and wasn’t  too sure I was going to read emails, at least not until after football. Then Trump invaded my morning.... Read more »
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Keeping it Real on Independence Day

Keeping it Real on Independence Day
It’s the fourth of July, Independence Day. We celebrate free speech. So today I am celebrating my right to differ with the folks who started a petition for Grey’s Anatomy to fire Jesse Williams for exercising his right to speak freely. The celebration is not you can speak freely as long as you don’t piss... Read more »

Using Adjectives for Despicable to Describe Our Government, Primaries and Politics

contemptible, degrading, disgraceful, disreputable, loathsome, reprehensible, shameful, wretched, abject, awful, base, beastly, cheap, detestable, dirty, down, ignominious, infamous, insignificant, low, low-life, mean, no-good, pitiful, slimy, sordid, worthless, vile Do any of the thesaurus suggestions make you think of our current political primaries and process? I would guess the answer to that is “yes”. If you... Read more »

Is Leaving the Toilet Seat Up Sexism?

I have almost 500 FB friends. Most of them post family stuff and sometimes post things that I just don’t care about, like who is sleeping with what celebrity or how cute cats are. I’m allergic to cats but the posts don’t cause me to sneeze so what the heck. Occasionally there is one absolute... Read more »
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Cannabis for Catholics, Joints for Jews and Pot for Protestants

Recently I was having a discussion with a friend and colleague  who happens to share my opinion that cannabis should be legalized on all levels. I mentioned the effort in the U.S. territories. Her response during our conversation initiated some research on my part. She said that very religious states or in this case, territories... Read more »

RANT

Thanks to Bitstrips I can cartoon my frustration and hopefully allow others to blow off steam at the same time.   This strip is about my current frustration with the primaries in this country. Dylan Ratigan had a rant that inspired me. See below: Never in the history of American presidential primaries have the two... Read more »

I am NOT Voting for Hillary, Senior for Sanders, Boomer for Bernie

I’m really tired of people telling me I will vote for Hillary. I’m a baby boomer so I can’t be voting for Berne Sanders. I’m a Democrat so I have to follow the party line and the Democratic machine and vote for a women in which I have no common interest. Her health care plan... Read more »
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Dead Bong or Death by Cannabis Use

Dead Bong or Death by Cannabis Use
As the United States struggles to address the increasing demand to legalize marijuana more and more everyday citizens are looking for answers. Should we approve? Is it safe? What about dependence? Is it a gateway drug? Serious cannabis research is going on in many countries. Israel is leading the way. Research there began back in... Read more »