Archive for January 2014

The Best of Both Worlds: Cat-Dogs

I have always been a dog person. I have had dogs since age 11; my first childhood pet, Cookie, was a salt and pepper miniature Schnauzer. When our precious Angel, a Whippet/Collie mix, died in 2004 at age 14, I decided not to get another dog. She was, by far, the weirdest dog I had... Read more »

Why Are American Politicians So Scared of a National Health Service?

I just got off the phone with the good folks at after spending 50 minutes on hold to be told that the wait time for processing applications is currently 85 days. This means that the application that I submitted on December 9, 2013 has not even been looked at, much less approved, and I... Read more »

Is It Safe?

My 13 year old adopted son, E, is not and never will be a morning person. Of course, neither am I. This makes getting him ready for school a very stressful endeavor. He doesn’t like to be rushed and yet, he likes getting the “rush” that goes with leaving things to the last minute. This... Read more »