Folks, whether you know it or not, we’re in the midst of World War III. This time, though we’re fighting an enemy we can’t see, and every country in the world is on the same side against this enemy that attacks indiscriminately. It does not care who, where, or when. It finds an unsuspecting victim and does its thing. And we have not found a way to effectively fight it, yet.
Now, you may ask why this is inconvenient, and not downright frightening. I, like much of the media, used the headline to grab your attention. Is this war we’re fighting inconvenient? For some, yes. Is it frightening? For all it should be. Allow me to enlighten you. Continue reading
“It’s a very nasty question, and I think it’s a very bad signal that you’re putting out to the American people. The American people are looking for answers and they’re looking for hope.” (President Trump responding to a reporter’s request for a message to the American public who might be scared about the current pandemic)
The first U.S. coronavirus case was on January 21. Since that time President Trump has filled us with hope every time he speaks. Take it to heart, because we all know that politicians don’t lie. Especially a narcissist like Donald J. Trump. Continue reading
I, along with the rest of the country, has been reading about, and in some cases experiencing, this coronavirus that has a firm grip on the world. It’s a scary thing to think about, especially when it’s being compared to such pandemics as the 1918 flu, SARS, Avian Flu, etc. And that doesn’t even take into account the affect all of this is going to have on the economy, not just in the U.S. but around the world, for months, and possibly years, to come.
It all became very real for me today when I went to the grocery store. I usually do my shopping every couple of weeks so I have not experienced what so many others have. Today, though, I saw it all firsthand. Continue reading
It’s that time of year again, that time when Girl Scout cookies are sold, purchased, and consumed in mass quantities. Many of us wait expectantly all year long for those tables to be set up outside of stores and piled high with boxes of sugary confection. Or when someone at work passes around that sheet of paper where we are allowed to make a commitment to spend our hard earned cash on a few boxes of sumptuous morsels of delight. Like I have done for many years, I succumbed to the pressures of a little girl (it didn’t take much) when I exited the grocery store. I purchased my usual. And I’ll probably do the same again the next time I walk out the exit door of the supermarket, tomorrow, the day after that, and the day after that. Like so many others, I can’t seem to stop once I start. The worse part is that I am forced to go cold turkey when the cookies run out. Continue reading
I’ve done a bit of traveling around parts of the United States and have noticed a troubling trend. Maybe it’s just because I’m getting older and don’t understand the younger generation, but I don’t think that is the case. Because what I have noticed does not affect just the younger people. It has even found its way into the population we think of as older, bolder, and more conservative.
I think it’s come on slowly, but it really hit home with me not long ago when I witnessed it up close and personal. I’ve been guilty of that of which I’m pointing out, but I’ve tried really hard not to allow it to occur (even though I know it has from time to time). Continue reading