I confess to really enjoying having random conversations with people I don’t know. Chance encounters with people almost always interest me. Generally, these are direct conversation I specifically have with a person I don’t know. But, sometimes, because of circumstances, these random conversations are conversations between other people that I overhear–not because I’m intentionally eaves dropping, but because the conversation… Continue reading
You know, my father and grandfather (his father) were, much like those generations in general, really good men. Both were very generous with what little they had. They were both kind, compassionate men that had a habit of being quietly helpful. They believed that people, especially family, were more important than things. Unlike me, I can’t recall ever hearing my… Continue reading
I’ve blogged, last year, about Dove’s Real Beauty campaign.
They have started another campaign. And while one could find numerous potential issues with methodology, I think their campaign makes some irrefutable points that need to be assimilated into our culture.
Corporate fashion and glamour marketing promotes a tremendously unhealthy self image, especially among women. They know the uglier you think… Continue reading
I’ve had the unexpected good fortune to travel, a lot, actually—all over the world. (That reminds me, I need to update my list of countries to which I have been! Check out the list, it’s #23 on this page.) And in every place I have visited, the people have all been very nice, kind, and helpful even when they don’t… Continue reading
@ElizabethWarren is absolutely one of my contemporary heroines! Last week she said,
“Let me make clear, I am not backing down, the Republican nominee, Mitt Romney, said, ‘Corporations are people.’ No, Mitt, corporations are not people,” she said to cheers. “People have hearts. They have kids. They get jobs. They get sick, they laugh, they cry, they dance, they live… Continue reading
At one time I had over 30 “great” relatives: my grandparents and their brothers and sisters and their wives and husbands—my great aunts and uncles.
Last night, the last of that generation passed away, Uncle Tolbert McCrory. He was my mother’s father’s youngest brother. I will always remember him as pleasant and cheerful. Full of pluck and good humor. Quick… Continue reading
“For the first time in more than 35 years, the U.S. military has met all of its annual recruiting goals, as hundreds of thousands of young people have enlisted despite the near-certainty that they will go to war.
link: Military reports historic recruiting success // Current
Image: by BL1961 @ Flickr
History of Rosie the Riveter (Norman Rockwell‘s “Rosie the… Continue reading