Archive | July, 2011

Down the Drain

Is it any wonder why California is in the financial mess it’s in – particularly when you read a story like this one. Dr. Jeffrey Rohlfing, a California employee, is a prison surgeon who took home $777,423 last year and has a history of mental illness,  was fired once for alleged incompetence and has not […]

I See Dumb People

Ashley Madison, who believes that “life is short, have an affair,” touts her website as “the most recognized and reputable extramarital affair company.  Our married dating services work.  We are the most successful website for finding cheating partners.” Along with that has to go  which is a “college website for sex hook-ups.”  It started […]


Conversation which took place over twenty years ago: Colleague:   “Heard you were getting married; do I know him?” Me:  “Salazar, in Department 404.” Colleague:  “He’s marrying you?  But, he’s so nice…” Me:  (Puzzled look) Colleague:  “….oh, I mean, it’s not that you’re not nice, uh, you’re just different.” In my professional life, I was viewed […]

In Case You Don’t Believe in Evil

In early 2004, two men, Antonio Dejesus Idelfonso and Eliseo Marcelino-Quintero were driving past a woman on a Nashville street when she collapsed.  They immediately stopped their pick up truck to see if they had hit her. They found Tracey Owen, a 32-year old pregnant woman, lying on the road crying for help.  Idelfonso told […]


Does anyone really buy into apologies —  the frequent “written or spoken expressions of one’s regret, remorse, or sorrow for having insulted, failed, injured or wronged another” that we hear all too often these days from people in the news? I’m probably not the best person to be writing about this subject.  I’m the gal […]

Down the Drain

Well, my favorite black hole of government waste, the National Institutes of Health, is at it again. Our federal government helped fund a study that examined what effect a gay man’s penis size has on his sex life and general well-being.  I won’t get into the specific findings, but if anyone is interested, you can […]

I See Dumb People

I’m not sure who is dumber, the child-molesting teacher or her lawyer. Ann Knopf pleaded guilty in October 2008 for having sex with a 13-year old in her home while her family members slept.   She was civilly sued by the boy and his father for sexual assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligence.  With […]


Last week, Gov. Jerry Brown of California signed a bill which would require inclusion of the contributions of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans in school lessons and textbooks. This had to be the dumbest thing I read last week.  Why, you ask? Let me start by saying, I don’t want to know or care […]

Do As I Say, Not As I Do

I couldn’t help but laugh when I read a piece in the WSJ today about Hugo Chavez and the Venezuelan health care system.  I’m not laughing because Mr. Chavez has cancer, but the fact that he’s seeking treatment for it in Sao Paolo, Brazil. He expects his countrymen to accept the below-par health care available, […]

Hanoi Jane, You’re Still Not Welcome Here

It looks like the American public hasn’t lost its collective memory and is not ready to embrace Jane Fonda any time soon.  She was supposed to appear on QVC to hock her new book, Prime Time, but was canceled when viewers threatened to boycott the show if she showed up. Her response, “I am, to […]