A few weeks ago I read an article about a restaurant that has a no kid policy. I read the article, and have to say, I agree, the owner of the restaurant has the right to banning children under the age of 6. But I never thought of it again, that is until today… … Continue reading Kid-Free Zones…
Month: July 2011
The evil one and his works
The past week offered up some shock and dismay, with the mess in Oslo. The more I hear about it on the news the more one has to consider what evil is going on in this world. I know many do not believe in a active devil, one that plays a part in our daily … Continue reading The evil one and his works
Weeping is the new laughing
Image via Wikipedia As I was searching for my daily positive quote to post on my Facebook page I ran across this one: "Laugh and the world laughs with you, weep and you weep alone." Ella Wheeler Wilcox I liked it, it struck me for some reason. My first reaction to it was, this is … Continue reading Weeping is the new laughing
Forgiveness… Can you do it?
Image via Wikipedia The only survivor of white supremacist Mark Stroman's bloody rampage after Sept 11, 2001 is asking that his attacker be spared the death penalty Wednesday for his crimes…. …I forgave Mark Stroman many years ago," he writes on his blog. "I believe he was ignorant, and not capable of distinguishing between right … Continue reading Forgiveness… Can you do it?
To tell the truth… Can we expect that of our politicians?
Image by Anu Ranasinghe via Flickr President Obama's much-told story about his mother's fight to get cancer coverage was untrue, according to a recently published book. And the White House isn't disputing the author's account. The New York Times reports that Janny Scott, in her biography, “A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s … Continue reading To tell the truth… Can we expect that of our politicians?
Air Conditioning, Cable TV, and an Xbox: What is Poverty in the United States Today?
Published on July 18, 2011 by Robert Rector and Rachel Sheffield Backgrounder #2575 Abstract: For decades, the U.S. Census Bureau has reported that over 30 million Americans were living in “poverty,” but the bureau’s definition of poverty differs widely from that held by most Americans. In fact, other government surveys show that most of … Continue reading Air Conditioning, Cable TV, and an Xbox: What is Poverty in the United States Today?
Yellow Caution Tape
The other day as I was taking my dog for a walk around a local park I noticed something that just made me mad. Now maybe it made me madder than I should have been, maybe I took it all to personal, maybe, but I don't think so. Want to know what it was, … Continue reading Yellow Caution Tape
The signs of control
Funny things go through ones mind when one is driving. On a recent driving trip to Canada, to give a class, I was struck by how many signs were up on the highway. It seemed every 2 feet there was a new sign, and if that was not bad enough each sign was repeated in … Continue reading The signs of control
The dangers of the 4th of July on your children
Image via Wikipedia Harvard University did a study on the effects of children attending a 4th of July celebrations. Yep, you read it right, the effects of the 4th of July celebrations on children. The results, simply put, children who attend some sort for 4th of July celebration will more than likely turn out to … Continue reading The dangers of the 4th of July on your children