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Category: Civil Rights Category
The following is not one of my normal blogs, but I felt that it was of enough significance to post it here for your information. As some of you know, I am not a great aficionado when it comes to floating around the oceans in a hotel room for a week at a time, or perhaps even longer. I like my hotel rooms to be on solid ground, without difficulty getting from the door of the hotel into whatever environment is outside. Read More
There are some annoying pet peeves we all have to deal with in the world and really they wouldn’t be that hard to fix if people just took the time to use some common sense. Today, while getting gas at Get n Go I encountered a man in a truck parking in the handicap spot. Read More
The parking battle never seems to end. It has been over 20 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
was passed and implemented, and many businesses have yet to use a gallon of paint and a couple of signs to mark off parking spaces that are accessible to those who need them due to the presence of a disability. It has taken enough years that I sometimes wonder if we will ever see some universal success in this arena. Even then, the battle will not be over. Read More
We live in a world surrounded by danger, which is obvious to anyone who watches the news. That has been especially evident during the past few months, beginning with the shootings at the theater in Aurora, Colorado, continuing through the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown, the police standoff at Big Bear Lake in California, and might best be epitomized by the Boston Marathon bombings and the shootouts that followed. Read More
Okay, I admit it: I telecommute. I also know many telecommuters, and even have another family member who participates in that practice at least four days a week. Read More
“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming ‘Wow! What a Ride!’”
—Hunter S. Thompson
I have accomplished the part about being used up and totally worn out, but I am not yet ready to skid in -- broadside or otherwise. Instead, I would like to stay healthy so I can enjoy what life is left, but need some help doing so. Read More
I know we’re just getting to know each other but let’s just get this out of the way early; I’m a political junkie. I’m a policy wonk. I am endlessly fascinated by how elections are conducted; not just the candidates and issues but the actual workings of an election. I’m a flaming liberal proud to have voted twice for Barack Obama. I devote my time and money to the candidates and campaigns that I believe in.
I was bitterly disappointed in President Obama’s Inaugural speech.Read More