I was off by a month. My bad.

When I started writing online, way back in 2004, my blogging was a combination of minutiae designed to keep a then-deployed husband in the loop on day-to-day life at home. We were not quite to the end of W’s first term, but it was already clear to me what his election meant to the country, Read More …

My take on Machiavelli’s The Prince, and a little history…

Okay, so way back in the end of 2012, I found out I qualified for a college scholarship. I got my first degree in 1985, which managed to be enough until we got to human resources databases that reject people if they don’t have the “right” degree. After being stuck in a dead-end part-time job Read More …

How this works…

Want to know how I find the stuff I do? Well, generally speaking, I hear something on NPR or I read an article. Most of the time, I find inspiration from some potentially questionable source that isn’t considered mainstream (likely liberal or conservative clickbait title, questionable links hung off the page) or the story sends me Read More …

Fair Warning (reposted from Facebook)

I posted this Note in response to some seriously inane conversation as a result of one of the many items I put up on my FB wall. It’s stunning how much better I can think when I have a night’s sleep. Y’all should probably be relieved that I’ve moved the majority of my political posts Read More …

Fair Warning (reposted from Facebook)

I posted this Note in response to some seriously inane conversation as a result of one of the many items I put up on my FB wall. It’s stunning how much better I can think when I have a night’s sleep. Y’all should probably be relieved that I’ve moved the majority of my political posts Read More …

Nine Years Ago…

Nine years ago I was reading email when the reports started coming in. “<i>Did you hear?</i>” Nine years ago I got a phone call from my husband, saying “<i>I’m all right.</i>” Nine years ago I was playing with my baby in the bedroom, watching the news and talking with my aunt to check and see Read More …

11/25/2009: Here’s an off-the-wall question: Where are the vocal groups that support Death with Dignity?

[eta No, I don’t mean the musicians. Until today I didn’t know there *were* musicians named Euthanasia!] Background: In junior high, I took a class on death and dying. I was particularly interested in the subject because of my mother’s illness. I think it’s likely that this class introduced me to the concept of Euthanasia. Read More …