Category Archives: Government

Guns Or Butter

In college economics classes, we learned “guns or butter” to simplify a country’s compromise between military/defense spending (guns) and investment in the production of goods (butter). What was demonstrated is that you can’t have all of one, or the other suffers. It … Continue reading

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Was It Good For You?

I don’t know why; I suspect I must emanate some type of sneaky/guilty aura, but I am always the one pulled out of airports’ TSA lines for further screening. It’s a bit ironic, as I am also awarded, through no application of my own, a … Continue reading

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Too Soon?

Nothing makes me more patriotic than being out of the country for the Fourth of July. Over the past few years, we have found ourselves away from our mother country on this most sacred day of national pride, as expressed … Continue reading

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Flat as a Pancake

I don’t understand mammograms. Oh, I understand the need for cancer screenings, and in fact some people close to me have been saved by similar methods. What I don’t get is the barbaric nature of the mammogram machine itself. I do … Continue reading

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Dumbo Elephant

I think I must have a bit in common with some Republican legislators. They don’t seem to understand where babies come from. I didn’t really understand either, at the age of eight or nine. When I was a mid grade-schooler, there … Continue reading

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All My Mundanity

As a young(ish) mom, I treasured time with my little boys, but sometimes I needed a break, especially during the long, hot summer stretches of school vacation. I am sure my kids were not so very different from any others, but in my … Continue reading

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Welcome, Kind of …

In the mid 1990’s we moved into our grown-up home, with room enough for two boys, two cats, a dog and some gerbils (?!). The community was reputed to be welcoming and warm. And it is, kind of … just … Continue reading

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