Saturday, December 09, 2017

Don't really know what to say about this story. It's scary that someone would have no common sense. There should be a penalty for such absolute stupidity, but I'm not sure jail time is the appropriate choice.

Thursday, December 07, 2017

I am amazed by the #metoo phenomenon. It's not that I am exactly surprised, especially by the appalling behavior of those in the media and politics. For years we gave Roman Polanski and Woody Allen a free pass, rather than shunning them for the creeps they are. What is more shocking is that it is so widespread everywhere. Personally, I can't say I have had this type of experience often, except on a couple of occasions, and it was not extreme or serious; it did not rise to the level of a #metoo. On the other hand, I have sometimes been targeted over my religion, and especially over my ethnicity -- or should I say, my half ethnicity. The latter happened to me all the time, and in every setting. It still happens on occasion. I can only shake my head.

On a completely different note -- my classes are over today. Yippee!!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Things are going incredibly well in the Village. I am so pleased. However, there is still occasional pushback from a few select individuals. It's like they are so comfortable with their dystopian reality -- a dead, crumbling Main Street -- that change and improvement are too threatening.

Friday, November 17, 2017

I am a yogurt enthusiast, and I have loved Chobani since the company first got started. I recently bought some Noosa brand yogurt at The Store, and it is incredibly delicious! I am not abandoning Chobani entirely (which luckily The Store sells as well), but I encourage you to try Noosa!

Friday, November 10, 2017

I don't understand the trend of tearing down buildings that have been the scene of violence. It's not that I think congregations or school communities don't have the "right" to do it, but do people think the tragedy will somehow be erased or that the building itself is responsible?

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Election Day. So here is my annual complaint post. I know, I know...they weren't always accurate, they weren't modern, they weren't efficient, the records weren't good enough, blah, blah, blah. But even after several years, I still miss you, lever voting machine, and feel nostalgic for the past. The click of the little levers...scanning the top for ballot initiatives...trying to write upside down during a write-in campaign...the turquoise curtain...the loud snap of the big red lever in the beginning and end. I will never get used to the scantron system, which always seems confusing and not private enough, and as a result, I now dislike voting. RIP, charming dinosaur :-(

Monday, November 06, 2017

I will be so glad when tomorrow's election is over. Tired of throwing mailers into the recycle bin. I should just put the bin under our mail slot so they fall in when the mailman delivers and save myself the trouble. How much $ did the candidates spend on them?