Night of the living meth heads

January 22, 2012


Blogger’s note: This is a rant, plain and simple. This is not a “say no to drugs” piece. This is a “I’m scared as hell about what drugs can do to a community” piece. I’ve never been a fan of drugs, whether they be prescription, over the counter or illegal. I don’t like the idea […]

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January 20, 2012


Wednesday was a crazy day on the internet. Wikipedia went dark. Google blacked out their logo. Hundreds of smaller sites, including this blog, blacked out their content for 12-24 hours. Apparently, it was enough. SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act) have been tabled by Congress. SOPA may be dead. If you […]


January 19, 2012


“The only thing more unthinkable than leaving was staying; the only thing more impossible than staying was leaving.”  — Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love It was a white, wintry morning. The sunlight bounced off the snow, making the crystals glisten. I pulled on a brown velvet dress and climbed into my mother’s van. I held […]

Posted in: Journal Entry, Quotes

When you say nothing at all

January 16, 2012


“Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.” ~ Pooh’s Little Instruction Book, inspired by A.A. Milne For a journalist, it is important to find something new to write every day. That’s really hard when almost everything imaginable has been written about […]

What happened to personal responsibility?

January 15, 2012


“This is your life. You are responsible for it. You will not live forever. Don’t wait.” ― Natalie Goldberg Let me say this up front: I never want to discuss politics or religion on my blog. Both of these subjects get people into trouble, and I’m not going to do it. As readers may have […]

Weight a minute….

January 13, 2012


Blogger’s Note: Ok, before I launch into this blog — Yes, I meant to spell it “weight” instead of “wait”. The United States is a melting pot of races, religions, sexualities, etc. If this is the case, why have I been dealing with people making jokes about my weight for my entire life? Just recently, […]

The separation of church and state?

January 12, 2012


One of my friends has quite a debate going on Facebook about religion, and the separation of church and state came up. It interested me. Marion County Commissioners’ meetings start with a blessing by religious leaders in town. This is a government agency. It blew my mind! I mean, the popular opinion is that if […]