I woke up this morning to photos and videos of Minneapolis burning. Riots over the death of George Floyd led to arson, looting, and destruction of property. It’s so sad, most of all because of a needless death, once again at the hands of the police. The video of him being restrained by the police is very difficult to watch and raises a lot of questions. Race relations … [Read more...] about What Is White Privilege?
Recently I've seen that statement, or at least that attitude, on so many posts on Facebook. Let me say, categorically, NO, it's not! Before you get all bent out of shape, allow me to explain. As you probably know, for the last nearly 18 years I’ve been a motorcoach operator — tour bus driver — driving all over the eastern US and Canada on a daily basis. … [Read more...] about My Opinion Is as Valid as Yours
I still clearly remember sitting in Civics class in Junior High School with a very young Mr. Woodland teaching us about Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives. He explained how the liberal Democrats were the party of change, with new and better ways of doing government, while the Republicans were conservative old men (and women) who were stuck in their ways and … [Read more...] about Am I a Liberal?
Lives or livelihoods … that's the choice many of us are being forced to make. I find it distressing that so many are protesting for their "right" to return to life as we knew it a few months ago at the expense of lives around them. Even worse, many of them claim to be pro-life, but, as it turns out, that apparently only applies to those who are pregnant. Your "right" … [Read more...] about Lives or Livelihoods
For my Pennsylvania friends — will you vote by mail in Pennsylvania's primary election on June 2nd? Pennsylvania's primary election was originally scheduled for today, April 28, 2020, but the Pennsylvania State Senate has postponed it until June 2, 2020, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. I signed up yesterday to have a ballot mailed to me — go to https://votespa.com if you … [Read more...] about Voting by Mail
Susan, as we’re doing an emergency curbside pickup at Home Depot: “Bob! Slow down! This is our only time out, and I want to see EVERYTHING!” I laughed, and, of course, slowed down. I think most of us can relate to that sentiment — sheltering in place is getting old. We're ready to be out and about. The news tonight was filled with stories about states beginning to lift … [Read more...] about Cabin Fever