Connecting the Dots, Part 5…

I’ve been chewing on what to write, post convention(s), for a while now. This is WAY long, and there are lots of links, many of which have OTHER links, so it could take a long time to get through. You could just skip to the end, but you’ll miss all the supporting material if you 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 …

I’m just gonna leave this here…

I am making a last-ditch attempt at concentrating on classwork before my final projects are due and I wrap up my second BA in Graphic Communication (this Sunday, and thanks for asking). After I finish, I’ll have all the time in the world to blog again, but in the meantime I’m putting these two links Read More …

Spineless? I don’t think so…

How Democrats Got a Spine: The Republican Party taught them how to be uncompromising Why do they stick with Majority Leader Harry Reid—why, when three of them could cast “safe” no votes and Reid could still beat the House bills? Democratic aides say that the red-staters are “scared straight” by the House GOP. They’re not 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 …

So it’s not that important that the President thinks kids should stay in school?

I just received this message regarding the President’s Tuesday speech to students, forwarded on to me through an education email list: PGCPS Position on Viewing of President’s National Address (PDF format, text below): PGCPS Position on Viewing President’s National Address Social Studies and Local-State-and-National Government Classes to be given access to speech through internet and Read More …