Me First!

If you want political correctness…read that nice fluff elsewhere today. Yesterday afternoon, I was sworn at by a young woman with a stroller to “mind your own fucking business”. Being she was 16 or 17 and I am 40, apparently it is not appropriate to point out that she almost knocked both of my children over in her attempt to …

Rich Getting Richer

Was listening to a sports radio station out of Buffalo, as per my usual work day schedule.  Before people tune off…this is not a sports take, just using a sports example…in fact, this is a golf reference and this particular author would rather watch paint dry than watch or participate in golf. Frightening stat came up on ESPN’s The Herd …

Need v Want

Time to go over the lists of needs and wants. Human rights are a need. Political correctness is a want. Odd how the want for political correctness on behalf of minorities can sometimes step on human rights needed by majorities. The obvious elephant example is in free thought and free speech…both are universal human rights until one offends the wrong …

Bubblewrap Generation

I spent the morning discussing gender issues with a friend this morning. It has caused me to pause and look at where we sit on this. Where did burning the bras really get us? The pendulum has certainly put the genders on a much more level table but there are side effects. Side effects that are never thought of until …

Haiti, A Year Later

I heard an interesting comparison this morning. According to reports, Haiti has not exactly begun the process of rebuilding after a year since the quake. Australia, however, has already got the processes in place to rebuild after recent floods. Now, let us not kid ourselves, Haiti is not a very wealthy country. Australia has more people affected, but quite possibly …

Tradition Burns While O’Donnell Fiddles

Tradition is a wonderful thing. It provides us with that comfy pillow. Something we know. Something we understand. It gives us an excuse to do something stupid (ie: running with the bulls). It gives us an excuse to be racist (ie: the Washington Redskins). It gives us an excuse to feel good about doing something meaningless (ie: prayer). I know …

Entitle This!

I have been doing some transcribing lately of interviews to assist with deaf literacy. As I have stated here before, I am losing my hearing…and that runs in my family.  I do have one deaf cousin but that was doctor’s error back in the early 1960s when she was born.  Suffice to say, I know a bit about the surface …