Achilles’ Heel…

Achilles’ heel n. A seemingly small but actually crucial weakness. More at Wordnik  from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition It all started with this comment on a post on Facebook, in response to this article about Al Franken: Medium.com: A Survivor’s Defense of Al Franken I said: “Speaking as a survivor of Read More …

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 …

Two weeks…

I am casting my vote for Hillary Clinton as soon as the polls are open for early voting. I’m not taking any chances. Yesterday on FB there was a meme circulating about how Jimmy Carter was up by 8% before the landslide that lost him the presidency in 1980. Back in March, the article below suggested that Read More …

That’s your plan? Get him?

Right. Maybe it’s just me, but don’t you think the timing of the “candidates MUST rush back to WASHINGTON to help FIX THIS PROBLEM” crap is a little awkwardly timed? Debates, you say? We don’t need no stinkin’ debates. The Economy is going to FAIL!!! Don’t you realize what this means???? Yes. Actually I do. Read More …

June 15, 2005: Obviously one Michael trumps another…

And so, now we know… Washington Post: Schiavo Autopsy Released And for all that, we tied up the congress, the court system, and the morals of hundreds of thousands of people who used this poor, doomed woman as a poster child for the injustices of fate. And now, NPR and PBS… Thinking Canadian thoughts again… Read More …

April 01, 2005*: Man’s Inhumanity to Man

A day after the death of Theresa “Terri” Schindler Schiavo, and on the eve of what may soon be the death of Pope John Paul II, I have finally coalesced all the things I think have been so wrong about what has happened to our government, our judicial system, and our humanity as members of Read More …

Thoughts on Iraq: What do we do now?

On September 11, 2001, I was moved to write a commentary on the mind-bogglingly horrific disaster that was the World Trade Center attack. Its ramifications were and are as dramatic as I imagined they would be, but in ways I only suspected would be true at the time. On this eve, I am marveling at the audacity of Read More …