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My personal stuff including my lifestyle and philosophical ruminations, the parenting path (the hardest job I’ve ever had – and I’ve had some challenging ones). Beware of regular rants and the occasional “I’m beaming with pride” raves about my offspring and others.

I’m personally concerned (and in a state of constant consternation) with the evaporation of personal freedoms and rights, the lack of privacy in this country, issues of national security and the way these issues are handled, protected and dissolved. As such, I also write about the state of politics in America — and seldom in glowing terms.

A Fantastic New Year!

There’s something about this year, something unexpected. It’s good. Maybe it’s the sucky economy or the over-publicized notion of December 21, 2012 …

Sunset inspiration for The writing life

The Writing Life

I’m enjoying my new direction. This is the second month on this path. It’s difficult to change gears from client work all …

Free Pizza for FoodStamp Recepients

Get OFF my Dole! I’m Mad as Hell

I’ve always been opinionated. I’ve always been pretty vocal about those opinions. Today, my dander is up. Today, I’m mad as hell. …

Voters: Who Has the Right?

I’m constantly frustrated with the level of “charity” our government feels it has the right to steal from our pockets to give …

Simple Living

Slowing Down to Gear Up

The harried pace that my life has been for many, MANY months is slowing down. It’s odd to have a few minutes …

decision to homeschool is easy

Homeschooling Again

A couple weeks ago my 12-year-old (who, coincidentally, reads on a late high school/early college level) brought home a permission slip from …