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Some years are better than others

on Mar 31, 2014

It’s March 31st again. Some years are better than others, but no March 31st is ever without pain. He died on March 31st in 1991. It also happened to be Easter Sunday, so we usually have two of...

The evolution of the species

on Mar 17, 2014

I recently shared a personal story that I’ve not shared with anyone before. A few of my closest friends and family knew that I had experienced some abuse in my last relationship, but it took...

My beloved Black feral cat is gone

on Mar 10, 2014

“Never love a wild thing.” (Breakfast at Tiffany’s) It’s a myth. I loved a wild thing and she loved me back. Now, she never cuddled and she never really became less wild,...

The on/off switch

on Dec 11, 2013

<rant> Not a rant, REALLY, I guess…just a musing. This is really impossible to explain to some people, but some of us don’t just work certain hours and go home and are...

Infographic Shows How To Hide From The NSA Online (HUMOR)

on Sep 22, 2013

There have been a few events in U.S. history that have united most Americans — on both sides of the political spectrum. One such recent event is the cringe-worthy (and worse) NSA (National...

6 Ways To Make Sure Your Life Is Awesome – By Neil Gaiman

on May 25, 2013

I love Neil’s work. It’s magical. I listened to Stardust on audio-book while making a long commute. I think it took about a week. It was a week of wonder. I didn’t know that he...

Donate To The Prom Fund For The Georgia Kids Who Are Fighting Segration

on Apr 4, 2013

Here is a link to donate to the Georgia kids who are fighting segregation in their town. Yes, really, they’re fighting segregation. Wow. Let’s help them get a few hundred bucks so they...

Lawmaker Returns Salary In Sequestration Solidarity

on Apr 4, 2013

Representative Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) announced Wednesday that she is returning 8.4 percent of her salary in a symbolic show of support for the federal employees in her district who are...

9 Reasons The GOP Will Never Have The Hispanic Vote

on Mar 31, 2013

I don’t watch a lot of TV, and I generally prefer to watch recorded shows so that I don’t have to endure commercials, but Friday night, I happened to turn on the TV just as Rachel Maddow...

Do You Have What It Takes To Be An Entrepreneur?

on Mar 30, 2013

The Experience Of Visiting The Gutenberg Bible (VIDEO)

on Mar 30, 2013

In the summer of 2011, the kids and I took an educational vacation to Austin, Texas. There are so many amazing things to do there. The highlights of our trip were spending an entire day at the LBJ...

The Truth About Marriage Equality

on Mar 29, 2013

Here is the thing about the  marriage equality movement that is being played out in the Supreme Court this week.  This is not a Biblical doomsday scenario at all. We’re not fighting for their...

The Gun Control Debate In My Facebook Discussions

on Mar 28, 2013

Have you gotten that image in your mind? Different gun, I think…but imagine that in a school with kindergarden kids. Sandy Hook and the Adam Lanza massacre. 5 minutes…154 rounds. Yes, I...

60 Ridiculously Stupid Republican Quotes

on Mar 28, 2013

For THE most entertaining stupid quotes of all time, there is NOTHING to beat stupid Republican quotes!  Who would entertain us if we lost all of the GOP politicians? The things that so many of them...

Limbaugh Compares ‘Gay Marriage’ To ‘Animal Marriage’ (AUDIO)

on Mar 27, 2013

Always a delight, Rush Limbaugh took to his platform on Wednesday to discuss marriage equality. Sometimes I wonder why I continue to give this butt-clown attention, but alas, it’s good to ensure...

Rob Portman’s Shocking Reaction To Gay Son’s Coming Out

on Mar 26, 2013

Misleading headline much? Not at all. Senator Rob Portman’s (R-Ohio) reaction to his son’s coming out WAS shocking. I mean…who knew that a Republican could show so much humanity?...

Homophobic Cardinal O’Brien Had A Long Term Boyfriend

on Mar 26, 2013

I’m posting a lot of gay related issues, including things like this, because the next couple of days will change everything for gay people in this country. For the better, or as a final...

Chris Christie Visits With Shaq And Tweets EPIC Photo

on Mar 24, 2013

    LOVE this photo of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal. Apparently Shaq dropped by for a “short” visit with the governor and Christie...

US Pacific Forces Chief: Climate Change Biggest Long-Term Security Threat

on Mar 20, 2013

With all of the worries and concerns that our top military brass has, it’s hard to believe that the man who is in charge of monitoring escalating tensions between China and Japan, hostility...

Films For Action

on Mar 20, 2013

I’ve discovered Films For Action, a website that: “[...] uses the power of film to raise awareness of important social, environmental, and media-related issues not covered by the...

Decency Has Never Been Cool

on Mar 13, 2013

  Facebook graphic shared. My friend’s comment: Michael Prieto: It’s not ‘cool’. It will never be ‘cool’. The hard things never are. “Working...

A Priest Ridicules A Creationist

on Mar 11, 2013

I have these discussions way too often. I think many of my Christian friends are afraid to recognize science, as if it’s a challenge to God for them to believe that He and science can...

Eerie Underwater Art Gallery Brings New Life To Sunken Ship (PHOTO GALLERY)

on Mar 10, 2013

All images from CNN  This is amazing. Very eerie. Viennese artist Andreas Franke, 45, worked as an advertising photographer for 20+ years. He  used s; special underwater cameras to capture the ship...

Colorado Advances Ground-Breaking Gun Control Proposals (VIDEO)

on Mar 9, 2013

Who says gun control and change can’t happen? I live in Texas – a state that is depressingly Republican, and where our esteemed governor would like for guns to be anywhere and everywhere. But change...

Four Magazines Open To Submissions

on Mar 8, 2013

Note: when I share these tips, I’ve usually not checked them out personally. If I have, I’ll say so and share my experience. Just passing on good information that I find or that someone...

Has President Obama Kept His Promises?

on Mar 5, 2013

A friend (Republican, of course) recently expressed his “disappointment” about President Obama’s unbroken promises. He named one: the president promising to cut the deficit in half...

National Grammar Day 3/4/2013

on Mar 4, 2013

Hey, it’s National Grammar Day! Who knew? Not me…until I looked at Twitter trending topics. But now we know, so let’s get this party started! Here’s a fabulous Tweet:  ...

Boehner Gets A Spanking From David Gregory – ‘Mr. Speaker, That’s Just Not True’ (VIDEOS)

on Mar 4, 2013

Original story on Addicting Info. Late Friday afternoon, Speaker of the House John Boehner paid a visit to President Obama at the White House to discuss sequester negotiations. When he returned to...

What Was Romney’s Biggest Mistake?

on Mar 3, 2013

I asked my panel of experts (my Facebook friends and subscribers) the following: “Besides being just completely wrong for the job, what was Romney’s biggest mistake?” The...

Is President Obama’s Goal A One-Term GOP Controlled House?

on Mar 3, 2013

So Republicans are saying that President Obama is working to make sure House Republicans aren’t re-elected in 2014. The GOP is crying foul and they are all freaky-outy about it; it’s...