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I’m Surprised She Didn’t Blame President Bush

Meet 82-year old Doris Thompson.  Her criminal career spans almost six decades.  Burglary seems to be her crime of choice and she’s been in prison at least nine times. You’d think someone would learn their lesson after a life a crime.  But not Doris.  She was recently arrested for looting doctors’ offices in the Torrance, […]

EVERYTHING IS UPSIDE DOWN

We just had the pleasure of having a couple of out-of-town friends stay with us and had some interesting conversations during their visit.  We all agreed that things just ain’t the way they used to be.  No surprise there, of course. As we talked about different topics, we kept saying, “when did this become acceptable?” […]

THE OLD AND THE NEW – DOES ANY OF IT REALLY MATTER?

I recently wrote an article about my disdain for Hollywood remakes and someone commented and said “I strongly suggest you step out of your age-ism and try really hard to recognize that the world we live in is not the one you grew up in.” Well, clearly I’m aware that the world we live in […]

ABORTION AND POLITICS

I recently read a article by Marcia Pally, author of The New Evangelicals: Expanding the Vision of the Common Good,” in which she discussed abortion and politics.  Although she opines that evangelical opposition to abortion is firm, the evangelical vote is not fixed and many evangelicals were happy with Democrat wins.  Since the mid-term elections, […]

HELICOPTER PARENTS ARE HOVERING

“They’re called ‘helicopter parents,’” my niece said.  I don’t know how this slipped by me, but I had no idea there was an actual name for parents who overparent and refuse to let their children take responsibility for their wrongdoing or impose any consequences of their children for their own actions.  In other words, these […]

SUCCESS SHOULD BE ENCOURAGED, NOT PUNISHED

President Obama promised to bring this country together after the policies of the Bush administration divided the country so deeply.  Obama promised to be the President of all people. That was before he was elected.  More than two and a half years later, the country remains divided.  President Obama and his new campaign to create […]

CRYBABIES ‘r US

We’ve become a nation of whiners and complainers and willing to sue just about anyone because we’re too fat, too thin, too short, too tall.  That’s why we have so many labels warning us of the obvious.  Can anyone tell me why they would lick a computer circuit board even if they didn’t know it […]

Sound Familiar?

I’ve said it more than once – personal behavior has consequences on professional decisions. Here’s a perfect example.  Sunland Park, New Mexico, Mayor Martin Resendiz, says he was drunk when he signed not one, not two, not three, but nine contracts with California architectural firm, Synthesis.  In a $1 million lawsuit (monies I’m sure the […]

MY GENES MADE ME DO IT!

Not a day goes by that I don’t read an article which floors me.  One of the most recent is an article entitled “Infidelity and 12 Other Things We Blame on our Genes.”   I said to myself, “This is a joke, right?”  Not! The article goes on and describes various behaviors and syndromes which are […]