A Personal Choice – And the Right to Make This Choice

I believe abortion is a personal decision that should be available to a mother up to a certain point in time in her pregnancy. Looking at some history, abortion was practiced in the United States, mostly by midwives, prior to the Civil War. Abortion was an acceptable and legal practice up until the time of …

A Little Tongue in Cheek -sort of

News of new conspiracy theory: it involves Type 1 diabetics on insulin pumps and French Canadians just over the Vermont border in Quebec and there is an Eyetalian connection. Apparently, every time a Type I diabetic gave themselves an insulin delivery via their insulin pump, the device was communicating with voting machines and changing Trump …

Some Thoughts About the January 6th Committe Hearings

If you have been following the January 6th Committee hearings, you have heard and seen a lot of evidence being shared, not by Democrats, but by Republicans. This evidence has been damning against Trump and his circle, and the important point, this evidence is being presented by Republicans. What gets me, Trump’s lack of honesty …

It is past time – and some are finding this out the hard way

None of us seem to talk or maybe think about this much, but it is happening. I am referring to the climate disaster we are witnessing in the western United States. I know it is out West so it is sort of out of sight, out of mind, but it is real and the ramifications …

The Real Reason the Right Wants Their AR 15 Assault Rifles

I have said the real reason the GOP is staunchly behind the right to have AR 15 type assault rifles is that they expect and intend to fight urban warfare here over getting and having political power. This came from one of Trump’s inner circle of supporters, Matt Gaetz, and is really from the horse’s …

The Gun Debate (or not): Can We Problem Solve?

I led into this piece with my writing about teaching problem solving to young adults. I described my class as a community meaning we had a commonality. We needed to work together to solve our problems. We recognized that the problems did not go away on their own accord. The problems required our attention and …

Teaching Problem Solving

Yesterday I watched an interview on one of the morning news/talk programs with the author of a new children’s book, “Big Problems, Little Problems,” by Ben Feller. He has written a wonderful little book about teaching our children problem solving. Those of you that know me know that for much of my working career, I …

CRT and Replacement Theory, et al

Will somebody please tell me why in the world of GOP politics, it is ok to talk about “Replacement Theory,” but it is not allowed to mention “CRT” (Critical Race Theory)? These double standards blow my mind. Over and over, we are supposed to accept this double talk/double standards. Now, I see Republicans are blaming …

Be Careful What You Build

This business of turning our schools and communities into killing fields is a malignancy of more recent times and the byproduct of a dysfunctional society as well as the efforts of a gun lobby and the interpretation of the 2nd Amendment that makes all of this horror possible. As these horrific tragedies continue to revisit …