Family · Just my Thoughts

Twenty-three Years Ago

Lately, I seem to be writing about anniversaries or birthdays.  Who knew so much went on at the beginning of the year? Twenty-three years ago today, I was in labor.  It was a Saturday.  I can picture the snow on the ground, not freshly fallen but piles of it that I had shoveled from storms… Continue reading Twenty-three Years Ago

Just my Thoughts · Politics · Religion

Roe versus Wade at 37

Yesterday, while I was off guest blogging at Drama For Mama and Motherese, a birthday party happened.  The watershed SCOTUS ruling on Roe v. Wade turned 37 yesterday. Do you remember, if you are older than 37, what you were doing at that age?  Had you become complacent in your life, with your thinking?  Did you take… Continue reading Roe versus Wade at 37

Just my Thoughts

Where Can You Find Me Today?

Well, if you are jonesing for a dose of my writing today, you will have to head to two other blogs I read frequently. You can read all about my mapped out strategy – yes, I am a planner – for the year and my running at Kristen’s place – Motherese. You can also find… Continue reading Where Can You Find Me Today?

Just my Thoughts · Politics

SCOTUS Ruling on Campaign Finance

In returning a 5-4 ruling concerning Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court of the United States has given life to corporate personhood and, in many ways, limited the effectiveness of the everyday person’s contributions to political campaigns. Many who are happy with the decision feel that SCOTUS has ruled in favor of… Continue reading SCOTUS Ruling on Campaign Finance

Art · Just my Thoughts

Photos of Snow

I have blogged before about the Photo Club I go to in Groton, New York.  The beginning of January brought the monthly meeting and a homework assignment – take pictures of snow.  Remarkably, it snowed that night.  I need to pick my favorite five so am going to let you all help me. Vote by… Continue reading Photos of Snow

Just my Thoughts · Politics

NYS Executive Budget Presentation

Yesterday, Governor David A Paterson presented the Executive Budget for the fiscal year 2010-2011.  New York’s fiscal year runs from April 1 to March 31.  In introducing Paterson, Lieutenant Governor Richard Ravage used the word collegial twice.  This should have been a warning to all – lawmakers and others – listening and watching the presentation… Continue reading NYS Executive Budget Presentation

Just my Thoughts · Recipes

Salmon Patties

I am a huge salmon fan.  Like my fanaticism surrounding the sport of hockey, I find new and delicious ways to serve salmon all the time.  My favorite is simple and grilled on cedar planks. I have also done salmon with lentils in a crock pot.  The lentils cook all day and the salmon goes in on… Continue reading Salmon Patties