Category Archives: Issues

Social issues. Legal issues. Society issues.

The Bar Just Keeps Getting Lower

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I had really hoped that between the public backlash against the January 6th riots and Joe Biden being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States that some semblance of normalcy could come back to American politics.  That we’d stop having to deal with friends and relatives who had bought into some of the most ridiculous conspiracy theories… Read more »

What is Unity?

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Much has been made in recent weeks about unity here in the United States.  Joe Biden made it a centerpiece of his inauguration speech.   But what does it really mean? There are many different ways to define unity, but I like Stephen Covey’s the best.   He says in his book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People   “Insecure people think… Read more »

Calling all Republicans!

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We are only days away from Biden’s inauguration and I continue to see article after article stating that anywhere from 50% to 80% of Republicans think the election was rigged and / or stolen from Trump. Polls are not always accurate for a wide variety of reasons.  The number of people polled might be too small.  The demographics of the… Read more »

This Flag is Your Flag, This Flag is My Flag

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I have stated many, many times that I do not identify as a member of either political party.  It is true that I am/ was a firm Anti Trumper, but let’s face it – Trump is a Republican in the same way that I’m a blonde.  It’s not my natural state, but I was one for quite a while and… Read more »

Getting Out

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By the time you are reading this I will be on my way home from a few days in Northern Oregon visiting family and friends. I will admit I was not entirely on board when my husband first suggested this trip. In fact, originally he was going to go alone.  But I made the decision that my mental health is… Read more »

Let’s Cancel Cancel Culture

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If you are not aware, cancel culture refers to the public shaming, mostly on social media, of someone for saying or doing something deemed offensive.  It can end careers, or at least cause major derailment, quickly- people love piling on. This phenomenon started, as so many bad things do, as a good thing.  Public figures are, well, public, and if… Read more »

The New Normal Sucks

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There.  I said it. Not only do I absolutely HATE the very phrase “the new normal”, I find that I also dislike just about everything about it. The constant bickering on social media over the correct way to handle COVID-19.  The idiotic tweets and statements by our President that make us look dumber on the world stage every day.  People… Read more »

It’s Not Easy Being Green

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Since I’ve had more time for reading and contemplation these last few months I’ve been looking into “greener” options for a few more of the products I use.   I mentioned a while back that I had made a few changes already- including reusable straws and laundry pods- but I wanted to up my game even more. I did switch to… Read more »