Americans have no idea what to do about terrorism or gun violence. Following the shooting Sunday in a small church in a small Texas town that killed at last count 26 people, the White House response is reflected in this TIME magazine story:Continue
In a recent report, Pew Research states 193,442 active duty military personnel are deployed overseas. If true, that would be the smallest number since 1957, again according to Pew. I say if true because a…Continue
This is a topic I should have posted about 35 years ago, when my older daughter was 14.
My daughter says the other kids get paid for their grades. She doesn’t think it’s fair that I won’t pay her for hers.
I have rules for things I pay for. I pay for services, that are of no benefit to the person performing them, but are important for my quality of life, such as paying the plumber to fix my leaky faucet. I pay for things I want and need, like groceries or new shoes. I pay for…Continue
Today we will be going (again) to the cell-phone store. No, I won’t say which one, because…well I just won’t. We are not getting calls anymore…oh sure I get notified of a message, but no calls. I’m serious.
At our stage in life each call is precious…maybe not precious but important, (at least to us it is). Can you tell we don’t get many calls?
There are a few other things to do also…h-m-m-m. It is rough being retired. There is a…Continue
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Like many others, I have been living in a state of constant vigilance since early November of last year.
The world I knew and trusted has been turned on its head and shaken out sideways. Keeping a…Continue
For the last nine months I've been living in Bastrop, TX to reduce the costs of taking care of my older brother Bill in his descent into dementia.
Twice in the last six months, Bill has be admitted to the hospital with bronchitis/pneumonia because he's losing…Continue
by Tommi Avicolli Mecca
My pride is not a commodity
it has no corporate sponsors
no bank account
no value on the stock…Continue
(Note: My father died Valentine's Day 2012 at 88. This is what I wrote about him soon after.)
I almost lost it. Just the one time.
It was when the trumpeter blew "The Last Post", the traditional bugle call that marks the end of the military day and…
I got an email today from Dreamstime reminding me to call my Mom. Wouldn’t that be wonderful? She passed away Christmastime of 1993 and I still have the urge to pick up the phone, and occasionally hear her call my name. This Sunday is Mother’s Day. I hope you can still have an open line.
To mothers everywhere, Love and Thanks for Everything.…Continue
This is the video to watch if you watch nothing else...in this turbulent time.
Her link - http://valariekaur.com
I was looking out of the kitchen window this morning as I washed a couple of glasses reflecting on how different the process is in one’s home as compared to a restaurant or bar, wondering how the neighbors wash their glasses.
We live at the end of a short street and after eight years are not friends with any of the neighbors by mutual agreement. With the possible exception of the Hispanic family at the other end who might have voted Democrat, I’m sure the rest of the street voted…Continue
Sebastian Junger recently wrote a book, Tribe-On Homecoming and Belonging. It has been reviewed by the New York Times, and a very brief synopsis is this; veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan have had a difficult time reentering American society. Why? Why do half…Continue
by Tommi Avicolli Mecca
Even though Ivanka Trump and hubbie Jared Kushner apparently convinced Daddy Dearest not to overturn the pro-LGBTQ executive order that was enacted by former president Barack Obama in 2014, I do not stand with Ivanka and Jared. I stand with them.
Even though in his statement, he, whom I call Not My President, said that he was “determined to protect the rights of all Americans, including the LGBTQ community,” I do not stand with him. I stand with…Continue
Muslim and Jewish children at protest wins hearts: A Muslim and a Jewish father had never met before bringing their children to O'Hare International Airport Monday to join in a protest of President Donald Trump's immigration ban. But after a photograph showing their son and daughter interacting went viral, they decided to bring their families…Continue