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Caitlyn Jenner is a Handsome Woman – NOT Gorgeous!

Frankly, I don’t care about Bruce Jenner’s “gender reassignment”. He’s not my husband, my family, or even passing acquaintance. It just doesn’t impact my life. But it’s been impossible to miss the headlines if you were online at all this week, and the big ones have all been to the effect of “Caityln is Gorgeous!” […]

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Baltimore Riots and The Mom of the Year

If you haven’t seen the video, just search for “Mom of the Year”+”Baltimore Riots”. It’s a mom cussing out her fully-grown (but not adult) son and hitting him when she found him out with the rioters. He goes home with her and not a single rioter tries to interfere with the Mama Bear making her […]

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When was the last time you ate something new?
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Color Doesn’t Matter: Parents Want What’s Best

Parents want what’s best for the kids. Immigrant parents, including Latinos, know their kids need to speak English to have the best chance at success. Parents of all colors know their kids need to succeed at school. The problem isn’t the parents, it’s a system that intervenes and forces parents to believe in the way […]

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Miley and Those Headlines

If you haven’t seen the headlines about her, then you haven’t looked at online news recently. As we all know, Miley Cyrus made a choice in early 2014 to dress in a nude latex bikini and perform a dance routine that belongs in a strip club, not on prime time television, and both (much older) […]

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Converse and the American Flag

This image from the Library of Congress shows a display of Converse sneakers set up to look like the American flag. Clearly, it’s not exact (they are working with sneakers here), but isn’t it nice to see a company displaying our flag instead of banning it?

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Have a SAFE Memorial Day

It can be hard to remember, but Memorial Day isn’t about barbeques, picnics, or the start of swimming season. It’s about those who have given their lives serving their country. By the late 1980s and prior to the 2001 attacks, we really didn’t have many younger people who had, personally, sacrificed their lives in war […]

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Manners Matter – Even Online

Writing a blog when no one comments can feel somewhat pointless. I know I could get more people to comment by being more, well, political in my comments. I strive to be non-judgmental, polite even, in what I write and how I phrase it. I use good manners. That isn’t the way to have posts […]

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The Up-Side to Reality TV
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The Up-Side of Reality TV

Clearly, there are far more edifying activities one can partake in than simply perching one’s posterior upon the divan and gazing at the “boob tube”.  But seriously, are we really that uptight? People need to relax their bodies and their brains sometimes. The simple truth is that in the modern US, that tends to involve […]

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US Army War College is Considering Removing Statues and Portraits of Generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.

Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Clearly, these two generals fought on the side of the Confederacy during the Civil War, but their actions have been officially forgiven. In the case of Robert E. Lee, the resolution to the effect (and reinstating his citizenship) was even signed by President Ford. Apparently, at least one “unnamed official” believes he knows […]

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