I don't understand the appeal of Donald Trump, but I have to respect the fact that 63 million Americans voted for him. Of course, according to Pew Research, that's about 2.8 million less than Clinton won, but whatever. It's done. My question, and I'll reiterate - is this what you voted for? Did you vote … Continue reading Is this what you voted for?
As a young adult librarian I read a lot of books. I have to - it's my job. When I'm not reading books, often I'm talking about them as I try to get kids excited about different titles. In recent years, some of the most popular fiction books have been kind of dark and usually … Continue reading Living the dystopian dream
I don’t like being lied to. I mean, really who does? Whether it’s alternative facts, lies of omission, intentional deception, falsehoods or white lies being fed untruths makes me sick to my stomach. In light of what is happening in our country right now, it seems appropriate to drop these (edited to minimize redundancy) lyrics … Continue reading Gimme Some Truth
Yesterday afternoon, as I met with a representative from the Alliance for Positive Health to discuss our involvement with their annual event,* Dine Out for Life, I learned that we had received a voice mail cancelling a reservation for that night. It seems that the caller had reconsidered spending their money in my business because … Continue reading Marching, standing and drinking with Planned Parenthood
Saturday was a remarkable day. The sun was shining, the photocopier at Staples worked correctly, and there was no line to use self-pay at the grocery store. All good things. Additionally, there was a protest march thing going on down by Albany's state Capitol, which was kind of big. Actually, it was fairly huge and … Continue reading American pride
Did you notice I left out “C?” That’s because “C” would have been for Clinton and I found her to be a deeply flawed candidate that the Democratic National Committee forced upon me as their chosen candidate. It wasn’t that I believed her to be unqualified, only that she was the wrong nominee at a … Continue reading The A, B and D of politics
Confession: I have too much stuff, particularly clothing. These days when I look at the two-sided garment rack which is stationed outside of the closet large enough for me to step inside of, I feel weighed down and vaguely embarrassed. It's too much. I’ve defended my consumerism with numerous excuses - I lost weight and … Continue reading The urge to purge