People Love My Wife

 Angela, I’ve watched you struggle to go to school and still be as good a  mom as could be.  I’ve watched you flustered, doing more work than you should, and becoming just plain tired.  I’m happy you’ve made the decision to move on and open your world to a new and exciting career.  Best of…

War on America

  In a front page story supported by an editorial, the Washington Post deliberately misled the public by indicating that the US government’s official policy on torture of terrorists at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba is

Bush, and we, can learn from Reagan

Reading reminders of the hatred for Ronald Reagan (now the most beloved former president in US history), offers a lesson for President Bush and the American people. During his administration, Reagan repeatedly did what he felt was right or necessary at the expense of his personal and political popularity. He was truly hated in Europe…

Nick Berg’s Dad’s a Commie–go figure

  Did you read the quotes from the Reagan haters I posted earlier? Did you read, with some mild skepticism, my description of the mid-range nuke protesters I met in Europe?  Well, it turns out that Nick Berg’s dad was a) one of the Reagan haters at Saturday’s rally and b) a communist. Not only that,…

Perhaps Modern Liberalism is Evil by Nature

I tried very hard to avoid this, but some of the hatred — the Nazi leadership, Muslim terrorist kind of hatred — spewing from the festering pie-holes of some on the left must be noted, denounced, and rejected.  Here’s a summary from National Review Online.  These are Howard Dean’s people at their expository best.  Know…

Brothers

A foul and acrid odor greets the noseand violates the shirt, the pant, the underwearfor hours, days, weeks, unwashed.Plastic flip-top lid concealsthe quartered fruit, so dryand old, unworthy of gin or tongue.Tired, sad, bilirubin-stained facessurround the parallelogram giving more than they receiveand much less than they asked for.Age marked in hollows, dents, and chips.Laughters, hard…

Writing Doomed?

Julia Smillie wonders if technology and blogging has doomed writers. 1. Mediocre writing always had a following, even though it didn’t transcend eras.2. Good writing still sells and IS read, while bad writing sells and sits.3. When I first started trying to get published in the 1980s, I read The Writer and Writer’s Digest religiously.…

Social Services Snobs

I recently had an experience with a social services agency that paints an unfriedly face for the organization. Almost Home, run by the Franciscan Sisters of St. Mary, provides teen mothers with the chance to make a better life for themselves and their children. In exchange for going to school, remaining free from drugs, establishing…

Social Services Snobs, Part II

Why can they not even send a simple acknowledgement?  Don’t they realize that a woman with a college degree wants to take a pay cut to work a nasty job helping society’s most vulnerable people, it’s a compliment?  I even sent Target gift cards to the center so some of the young women could buy…

The Room

With that, the guards silently beckoned me to turn.  The room was large and dark.  Overhead lights illuminated the oracle on her seat and spilled onto the guards, but the rest of the room was invisible. Before me lay large double doors.  I could see light fighting to enter around the great doors’ edges.  As I…