Tag Archives: society

…AND, BY THE WAY, HE’S GAY

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 […]

THE WRITING’S ON THE WALL

I admit it.  I hate change.  Well, some change.  Not all change. I didn’t mind when carbon paper became obsolete and photocopiers were available everywhere.  Try typing a 10-page Will with three carbons and no typos.  It was a secretary’s nightmare. I didn’t mind giving up my manual typewriter for an electric one and “oohed” […]

THE NANNY STATES OF AMERICA

Minnesota, like so many states, is facing a harsh reality.  On July 1st, the government shut down and each side began blaming the other for failing to pass a budget that would solve the $5 billion deficit. What caught my attention was the story of Sonya Mills, a 39-year-old mother of eight children – six […]

“MONEY FOR NOTHING AND YOUR ‘CHITS’ FOR FREE”

I know I’m beating a dead horse here, but I just can’t help myself. I run a law office which operates in Washington and California.  I keep calendars, meet deadlines, know in which court my husband is expected to be, and do tons of paperwork.  When I order supplies, I know exactly what I’m buying […]

THE SWEET SMELL OF CONSUMERISM

Marcel Proust wrote in The Remembrance of Things Past, “when nothing else subsists from the past, after the people are dead, after the things are broken and scattered, the smell and taste of things remain poised a long time, like souls bearing resiliently, on tiny and almost impalpable drops of their essence, the immense edifice […]

In Case Anyone Doesn’t Believe in Evil…..

            …..consider Jennifer Petkov, who garnered worldwide attention last year when she admitted to, what I considered, torturing the family of 7-year old Kathleen Edward, a child dying from Huntington’s disease, a disease which claimed her mother’s life.   Mrs. Petkov posted disturbing photos of Kathleen on Facebook and her husband […]

"NEW AND IMPROVED" BABY BOOMERS

I don’t mind getting old and don’t hide the fact that I’ll be 60 this year.  I don’t buy into the “50 is the new 30” BS – I’m sure it was coined by a fifty-something and not a thirty-something.  Being a 25-year cancer survivor makes every birthday a wonderful event for me.  Having had […]

BEAUTY IS HOW YOU FEEL INSIDE

Well, maybe that’s easy for Sophia Loren to say, but what I’ve read recently about some women’s obsession to attain the perfect body is downright insane. Let me start out by saying I’ve absolutely no problem with anyone who wants a little nip, tuck, lipo, or lift to make them feel better about themselves.   Mother […]

THE GRAY LADY HAS JUMPED THE SHARK

I don’t read the New York Times on a regular basis.  I may check out a story here and there just to reinforce my belief that, while it may be considered the “newspaper of record,” it’s still just a part of the lamestream media.  I’ve often hoped they’d call to sell me a subscription so […]

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 […]