Earlier this week, National Review Online’s Jonah Goldberg put up a simple post entitled The Paranoid Style of American Feminism, and a fundraising letter he received on Monday from Emily’s List.by
I recently had a short conversation with an old friend of the family, an elderly man whose wife now suffers with Alzheimers. “How are things?” I asked, as I shook his hand. A tear formed in the corner of his eye as he stared quietly at the floor. “Not good, Tami. Not good. It’s so hard.” Our conversation continued, as he told me how little his sweet wife remembers these days, and how she won’t let him out of her sight for even a second. “I guess I’m her security blanket now,” he explained. “But it’s really hard.”
The very same night, I ran into Helen, the sweet mother of a girl who was one of my dearest friends in high school. I haven’t seen her in months, and quickly noticed that she was walking with a bad limp. When I asked how she was doing, she explained that she’d fallen and broken her hip and had only recently gotten well enough to get out on her own. “I bet this has been tough for you,” I said, giving her a hug. She’s been a widow for many years, and is very independent. Tears began to roll down her cheeks as she explained that it has, indeed, been a tough season in her life. An avid baker, she is no longer able to stand long enough to do the baking she once did. [Read more...]by
My family and I just spent a wonderful, exhausting Thanksgiving week vacationing at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Until four years ago, we lived in the great state of Florida for nearly ten years, and during those ten years, we learned many things about vacationing at Disney, whether it be for a day or two, or ten. This was our first visit as non-Florida residents. Below are a few things our family learned, in no particular order. Things I believe are pretty essential to making your visit to Disney the most magical.
1. Stay on Disney property, even if you have to save for an extra year to do it. My family has done it both ways. We’ve stayed off property twice, and on property many times. The first time we stayed off Disney property, the hubby and I left swearing to each other we’d never do it again. For financial reasons, we broke our own rule this time and decided to do it anyway. We regretted it from the very first day. Don’t get me wrong, there are many lovely places to stay in Orlando that aren’t on Disney property—some are more reasonable, some aren’t when you consider the extra money you’ll be spending on parking and gas. [Read more...]by
I came across an article today that hit a nerve for me. It’s an old article, dated January of this year, and horror of horrors, it’s from the Huffington Post.
Lord, forgive me.
The article told the story about a waitress who tended a rather large party of customers. The particular restaurant where she worked had a policy of adding automatic 18% gratuity for large parties, and this group didn’t particularly like that, so they requested individual checks to try and get around it. Apparently the request was denied, and when they were finished, one man in particular left his check with the inscription “I give God 10%, why should I give you 18?” He signed “Pastor”, left his name, and scribbled through the 18% gratuity that was figured in. (I had no idea one could actually do that and not be charged, but according to the article, he left nothing)by
MSNBC’s Martin Bashir Continues The Left’s War on Women, This Time Suggesting Violence Against Sarah Palin
Just when I think I’ve just about heard it all, a lefty always goes and does something insane that proves me wrong once again. Ever watch MSNBC’s Martin Bashir?
I know, me either.
Martin Bashir is a small man, a British journalist of Pakistani descent who now serves as host of his own show on MSNBC and as a correspondent for NBC’s Dateline NBC.
Little Martin Bashir got his panties in a wad last Friday after former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, in a speech she gave at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition event, said
“Our free stuff today is being paid for by taking money from our children and borrowing from China. When that note comes due– and this isn’t racist, so– you know, try it– try it anyway. This isn’t racist. But it’s going to be like slavery when that note is due, right? We’re going to be beholden to a foreign master, because there is no plan–there is no plan coming out of Washington, D.C. to stop the incurrence of debt, is there? All we’re hearing about is why we need to grow more debt. I learned, man, if you’re in a hole and you don’t want to be in that hole, quit digging.” [Read more...]
I always enjoy the month of November immensely. My favorite holiday is Christmas, but Thanksgiving is really a close second, for multiple reasons. I love the true story of Thanksgiving, and most of all, I love the spirit of Thanksgiving.
One of the latest things I’ve come to love about the month of November is a new tradition that has formed on Facebook: for 30 days straight, everyone that participates is to post at least one thing per day that they’re thankful for. I’ve always been a non-conformist, but this year, I decided to participate. It’s heartwarming, regardless of my participation in previous years, to read all the things for which my friends and acquaintances are thankful.
But, I’ve been thinking. Why do we insist upon doing this for one month out of the year, when we really should be participating for the entire year!? We still live, regardless of the latest political debacle(s), in the greatest nation on earth. Even the poorest in our nation are rich in comparison to the poor in other parts of the world. We have food to eat, clothes to wear, electricity, clean water, a great educational system, a great healthcare system (for the time being), and so much more to be thankful for. Each of us could, if we tried, begin an endless list of things for which we’re thankful. [Read more...]by