it was more than a dream (i testify it was)

in a world where president barack obama were literally among his first words he lies unaware of the prices that were paid he knows not the emmitts that came before him and i like it that way he believes that its all within reach and completely doable who wants to be president when you can…

fiscal cliff (i say if they feeling froggy, jump!)

most of america lives on the edge of reason standing in the gaps of chicken nuggets fried dreams and houses we can’t heat congress jives us about deficits like we don’t know what its like to make hard choices and still live right we all got our problems and have long since given up the…

if given the choice between your gun and my child…he wins

to answer yesterday’s horrific tragedy with a quick quip about allowing teachers to carry guns in the classroom is an exercise in magical thinking. you know who else using magical thinking as a viable means to problem solve? children between the ages of 6 and 7 years old. yesterday morning, 20 children between the ages…

midnight train rides, honey wine, africans and my bastard nose

the last time i drank an entire bottle of honey wine was on the train between verona and florence. i was headed back to the villa from visiting my uncle and his family. after a weekend away i wasn’t quite sure what felt more like home, my uncle’s off base apartment or the villa with…

the fastest way to helpers’ fatigue is to pull 7 all nighters

the lamb was dry. frankly after an 11 hour day of trying to carrel people, a dry lamb chop was enough to bring her tears. she was very conscious about being so emotional. and she was emotional every moment of every day. her emotionalism ranged from hysterical crying fits to momentary screaming matches with things…

it was all christopher cain’s faulth

it was all christopher cain’s fault. i’ve never been one for adventure or courage or going against anything that wasn’t what i was told. i like order. i like predictability but then christopher cain came into my life and…well, all h. e. double hockey sticks broke loose. i knew he’d be trouble for me the…

just a dance with numbers

did you know the national right to life committee has an annual operating budget of more than 9 million dollars and naral pro choice america operates from a budget of nearly 12 million dollars each year? the united states of america department of justice has an office of violence against women. it funds 21 grant programs…