The Right to Not Grow a Thicker Skin

The timing of this post comes in response to the latest mom blogger drama caused by what I’m going to refer to as the KFC incident, but the precipitating event actually isn’t important. The short version of the KFC incident is this: some mom bloggers took a trip to a KFC event where KFC footed […]

Is Gun Control Unconstitutional?

The simple answer is no, gun control is not unconstitutional. The explanation is far more complex, of course. Let’s look at the basics first. Here is the text of the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution: A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep […]

Drive Safe. Be Safe. No More Tragedies This Season.

I’ve participated in the past in holiday campaigns to discourage drinking and driving. In the wake of so many tragedies in just this month alone, I would like to ask everyone to please consider all of the things they can do to stay safe and avoid making one more person suffer through the preventable death […]

Why I’m Voting for Barack Obama

Here is the script I wrote for my video, but be aware that I ad libbed a few extra lines in the video: Tags: politics

An Open Letter to People Who Use the Word Retarded – For National Anti-Bullying Month

I had a problem today in an online community I belong to. There was a discussion about being respectful to each other, and I reminded people that it was disrespectful to use words like retarded, gay, and rape in a derogatory or flippant manner. I can sum up one of the longer responses to this […]

Not So Wordless Wednesday – Obama Debate Talking Point Graphics

After watching tonight’s presidential debate, I wanted to offer up a few different graphics you can share on any of your social networks: Tags: politics

Pinteresting: Now Mitt Romney Has Killed the Dream I Dreamed

My politics is no secret. Mitt Romney’s contempt for America’s poor and his vow to dismantle the health care reform that has literally saved the lives of people I know… The upcoming movie musical Les Miserables inspired me. The naive Fantine in the book, musical, and film was an unwed mother who couldn’t afford to […]

This Liberal Democrat Wants to Talk to Sane Republicans

Warning: I talk politics in here, and in doing so, I discuss some subjects that may be triggers for some people. If you don’t know what a “trigger” is, you probably don’t have to worry about it. Those Crazy Republicans* Recent news headlines have become increasingly hard to believe. I saw this tweet that summed […]

An Open Letter to Public Pot Smokers

This one goes out to everyone who partakes in smoking illegal substances at crowded public events due to the unlikelihood of getting caught: This past weekend, my husband and I went to see the Dave Matthews Band perform live at SPAC (Saratoga Performing Arts Center). They are one of my favorite bands; we go to […]

Tell Emmett Belknap School to Take Hard Line Against Bullying

I had a completely different post on tap for today about bad customer service, but a friend of mine contacted me and asked me for help because she knows I’m passionate about ending bullying in our kids’ schools. It seems that every school district has a “no tolerance” policy when it comes to bullying, but […]