Those of us who've been through divorce know the signs of trouble. Tolerance of each other's eccentricities turns into extreme annoyance. Short-hand references and shared jokes become verbal bludgeons turned against each other. Friends begin choosing sides. And the kids suffer.
In the aftermath of President Barack Obama's robust victory over Mitt Romney this week, "Red" Texas has been showing the signs of a spouse wanting a trial separation. …Continue
I received an e-mail from a friend who supported Romney. She said:
“this is not how I saw America while growing up and I do not like or understand the change---my values are askew--------it is difficult and I worry for my Grandchildren”
I think she feels like a lot of Romney supporters. I thought it might be useful to…Continue
It's Election Day 2012 today.
Voting was pleasant as usual here in Oregon. I drove up to the ballot box and hopped out, took my photo of the ballots going in the box (although this is not necessary, they say, I do it anyway), and waved to several women I knew. One was passing out her left-over Halloween candy to any interested sweet-tooths. A few cyclists rode up and we laughed at the jostling to put our ballots in the box. Then, I hopped back in my truck and we…Continue
As long as you're not a pregnant rape victim, disabled, trying to afford college, Hispanic, gay, middle class, female, in the military, rich, a banker, someone with a loan, needing medical attention, poor without a driver's license and trying to vote, a homeowner, someone who mails letters, living with the consequences of global warming, or benefitting from federal disaster relief, the parties are pretty much…