Tired

Yesterday I visited with Laura.  It was a great time with us just talking and spending time together.  I really needed to unwind and have conversation.  Even when we don’t agree we do it in a good way.  She is mad at me because today the plan was for me to go see One for … Continue reading Tired

End of Year

I suppose I should have something profound to say about the year ending and a new year beginning.  Or not.  In reality, I’m looking forward to the last three days of my vacation.  I’ve enjoyed the time I’ve had off.  I’ve done more crafting then writing.  I’ve lounged and read books more than I meant … Continue reading End of Year

Political action

I'm very worried that the politicians in office now are going to ruin our economy and society.  I've spent the morning contacting every one I could with the message below.  Here is a web site you can use to find out who represents you:http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtmlI wrote the following that I sent to both my senators and … Continue reading Political action

Independence Day

Two days of rest and relaxation, you would think I'd be happy as a clam.  Do we really know if clams are happy?  I was for a bit.  I got great news from my daughters in Georgia.  They officially have a new apartment and Stephanie got a brand new car.  Hopefully this will be less … Continue reading Independence Day

Fix Wisconsin (and maybe the US too) part 2

On a state level we have to have a balanced budget.  We are not (as a state) allowed to have a deficit.  We need to pay the bills and care for our people.  We need to not punish one group or another.  We need to not be contentious about the hard times we have right … Continue reading Fix Wisconsin (and maybe the US too) part 2

Fix Wisconsin (and maybe the US too) part 1

So much strife and dissent has occurred in the last three months.  It is exhausting to try to keep up with all the things that are going on.  Frankly I’m tired of the spoiled little boys and girls who are making the decisions in our government.  It is all about one party or the other … Continue reading Fix Wisconsin (and maybe the US too) part 1

Writing Momentum

I’ve been working on a manuscript since Thanksgiving weekend.  I’ve got 500 pages double spaced done.  I’m not done with the story though.  I’ve not written since January and have been frustrated with my progress (or lack of really).I have friends who read for me.  You all know who you are so first THANK YOU!!  … Continue reading Writing Momentum

Summing up the week

It has been an eventful week.  There has been a lot going on in the political arena.  It had the unexpected benefit of creating a family gathering with little arguing and a lot of agreement on the one topic which seems to have unified the family.  Surprisingly this is politics.  One of my sisters has been … Continue reading Summing up the week

For Shame

I watched John Stewart last night and he talked about Pete King from NY who is calling for McCarthy like hearings within the Muslim communities.  This is appalling.  McCarthyism was one of the worst things in our recent history.  Saying that one group is responsible for the ills of our nation is ridiculous.  It makes … Continue reading For Shame

Go Democrats!!!

I'm not a political person - yes I know I've posted so much this week on the issues going on but under normal circumstances I'm just not.  I don't vote by party lines.  I don't discuss my votes.  I vote - every election.  I despair that our politician will ever get what is needed for … Continue reading Go Democrats!!!