Planned Parenthood

Although ending a pregnancy would never be my choice and I‘m past the age to have to worry about it, I do believe that every woman has the right to choose. In fact, the right to choose is paramount for me. I don‘t want government telling me what I can and cannot do unless it endangers or causes harm to another.

Shoot du Jour:San Bernadino today.
Where tomorrow?

So San Bernadino, California is the location of today's mass murder. How long will it be before we have a murder of the hour? When will we quit talking and start doing something about guns in the US.

Anne Frank: Let her R.I.P.

Anne Frank

Today the Washington Post ran another story about the Anne Frank family. This one was the 'news' that her father, like thousands of other Jews, was refused entry into the US. I understand why the Anne Frank story frequently reappears in the headlines even today, but isn't it time we let her rest in peace?



Abortion Insurance

These days it seems that when you get a group of legislators together, they get things backwards. Kind of reminds me of the Contrare Indian in Little Big Man who washed with sand and dried with water.



State of the Union: What Union?

poll graph

Between January 22 and 25, the Wall Street Journal/NBC poll asked 800 Americans which one or two words best describes the state of the union. According to the poll, 37 percent of American's see the union as "divided". Thus the question, "What Union?"



The Right Thing

shnauzer love

As I walked our Airedale Terrier, Bailey, I especially enjoyed watching my neighbor walk her Miniature Schnauzer. I've missed seeing them lately. Although her dog was 14 years old and blind, he still had the Schnauzer independence.

Minimum Wage:
One Selfish Argument for Raising It

Nelson Mandela spent a lifetime working to ease the struggles of his countrymen. Isn't it ironic that, in its haste to feed us the news of Nelson Mandela's passing, the mainstream media forgot the struggles of the underpaid Americans who work to feed us everyday?

Holiday Shopping

full parking lot

"Wait! They're backing out… oh no, they're waiting!"
"There's a spot over there… oh no, they beat us to it!"

Gun Safe: A Culture of Fear
or a Nation of Security?

One day, last December, I woke up to a beautiful, bright morning. Sunlight made the snow covered ground look as if it were filled with stars. It brought back the memory of snowbound days when the outdoors was littered with neighborhood children pulling sleds, toboggans, and making snow angels, snowmen, and snow forts.

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