Free Speech vs. Fee Speech

Some of you may have seen the story in the news over the last few days regarding the termination of actor Hartley Sawyer over comments he posted on social media eight years ago. Read the full story here.This is not normally a story to which I would have paid much attention. Another public figure said… Continue reading Free Speech vs. Fee Speech

Something to Make You Smile

Good morning ... ☀️ Good afternoon ... 🌎 Good evening ... 🌙 wherever you are in the world. The magnolias are blooming! After my morning dose of bad news, I sat here wondering how well everyone out there is coping. I try not to read too much news (I do not watch the local or… Continue reading Something to Make You Smile

We Are All Claire

Watching the number of #MeToo hashtags pop up on social media reminds me of the early Outlander criticism regarding the number of times Claire finds herself the victim of harassment, abuse or attempted rape. To that I must say (again) ... puleaze. The only difference between the treatment of women in the 18th century and… Continue reading We Are All Claire

Are You A Flower Girl Or Are You A Lady?

I've been thinking lately about equality. It seems a fairly simple concept. Everyone treat everyone the same. Then there is the Golden Rule – treat others as you would like to be treated – with its variation – do not treat others as you would not like to be treated. Basically, equality is about reciprocity… Continue reading Are You A Flower Girl Or Are You A Lady?

Cartwheels & Eclipses

So, how did you celebrate the most amazing cosmic event in 2017 – at least in our infinitesimal part of the solar system? If you're outside the United States, it probably wasn't very exciting. If you were outside the zone of totality, it may have been almost as 'unexciting.' I reside in the 75% eclipse… Continue reading Cartwheels & Eclipses

Where there are trees, there is hope

Here's a story to help relieve your fear and/or anger – if you should have any. The short documentary below is about Jadav Payeng, a local of Majuli Island. Majuli Island is part of India and lies in the Brahmaputra River. According to wikipedia, the island's size started out at 483 sq. miles but has been… Continue reading Where there are trees, there is hope

Charles Dickens says …

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it… Continue reading Charles Dickens says …

Winter is Here … Then the Fall

My three favorite shows (of all time) begin their 7th, 3rd and 8th seasons this year. As I wait for the Season 7 premiere of Game of Thrones to begin, I can't help but compare it to Outlander (premiering its 3rd season on September 10th) and The Walking Dead (most likely premiering sometime in October on… Continue reading Winter is Here … Then the Fall

Pardon my French, but …. Oh la vache!

Politics. Politics. Politics. Everyone in the United States hasn't been as passionate about politics since probably around 1776 (I'm sad and sorry to say). It's both a good and a bad thing. But I don't want to talk about the geopolitical ramifications of the G7 Summit taking place in Italy. I want to talk about something much more… Continue reading Pardon my French, but …. Oh la vache!

Now or Later?

I woke up this morning and started my day – took Biscuit for a walk, cleaned the cat box, prepared Biscuit's breakfast then my own. Animals first. Always first. My cat Susie eats at odd times throughout the day, but Biscuit won't eat unless I'm in the room. If I put his bowl down and go… Continue reading Now or Later?