Good grief. The 2012 presidential election was over six months ago and Republicans (and others) are STILL talking about why they lost. The media are still doing stories on it. Whatever for? Maybe I am suffering from a lapse of memory, but I don’t ever remember this kind of “after-the-election” coverage. Yes, when the United… Read More Romney, Again?
It’s confusing sometimes, understanding when government is supposed to step in and when it isn’t. Conservatives argue against “big government,” but they also vouch for the right of the federal government to step in on some very personal issues. In the current discussion going on about same-sex marriage, the mantra of many Conservatives… Read More Big Government or Not?
I heard today that some people who were affected by Hurricane Sandy are still without power, without electricity, without heat. I heard that as I shivered in my car which was warming up. It was 11 degrees outside in Columbus, Ohio, and at least that cold in the Rockaway section of Queens. Some businesses in… Read More Sweating Joy in Spite of Suffering
For the past week, I have not been able to get the families of the victims of the shooting in Newtown at Sandy Hook Elementary School off my mind. I have always said that Christmas, for the hype about the season being the “most wonderful time of the year,” is actually very depressing for a… Read More Muttering in Times of Pain
When I was a child, I remember my mother encouraging me to get on a certain ride when we visited an amusement park. I don’t remember the name of the ride, but I remember what it looked it; people would stand in these little slots and hold onto bars on either side of them, at… Read More When The Earth Falls From Beneath Your Feet