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 …

Aftermath (Part 1): And so it ends…

Dear Reader, You’ve gotten this far, so it’s likely that you can find all the ways in which I predicted the outcome of this year’s Presidential election. There isn’t anyone as clear on the subject as Jim Wright, so I will let him tell you what I think of the situation, at least in part. Read More …

Storm’s here (Part Two)…

And from here on out, I’m live on Facebook, and will post updates below. I’m devoting all my time right now to updating my spreadsheet. When I’ve finished, I’ll post my results to 270towin.com, but there’s no point in putting the link up now. ETA: 1:43am EST – http://www.270towin.com/maps/36n0N (My best guess as of this moment.) Folks, Read More …

Endarkenment…

Guardian.com: If Donald Trump wins, it’ll be a new age of darkness We are almost there. The countdown says two days. This time Tuesday, we’ll be minutes away from the closing of the last polls, except for Alaska and Hawaii (IIRC). We should already know how things look in the East. We might know the Central Read More …

We’ve seen this before…

A little context is necessary here. Back in the very early 1990s, I had a conversation with my grandmother who lived in Miami Beach, about the influx of Haitian refugees (Boat People). She blamed the entire situation for forcing her out of her home in Brooklyn (because it’s so much easier to blame people for trying Read More …

I think for myself…

There is an oft-paraphrased poem that circulates around the Internet. It goes something like this: First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they 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 …

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 …