Just my Thoughts · Politics

The First 100 Days

The news lately, in anticipation of President Obama’s first 100 days, has been all about dissecting this time frame and, of course, H1N1 flu.  It has been enough to make me turn the news off and listen to music all day but I did turn into the presidential news conference last night.  While I get… Continue reading The First 100 Days

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My friend and neighbor Colleen has a wonderful miniature horse named Dumplin’.   Dumplin’ is in a contest at Special Horses.  Special Horses is clearinghouse type of location with the goal of providing fundraising opportunities, marketing assistance, educational opportunities and community outreach for 501(c)3 organizations involved in equine rescue, rehabilitation, retiremen, therapeutic riding and hippotherapy.… Continue reading Dumplin’

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Specter A Democrat?

Maybe the catchy title to this post should be “Has the GOP seen a Specter?,” as in a ghost.  I spent yesterday as I am today, on a news boycott.  I can’t deal with another story dissecting the first 100 days of this administration.  I also do not want to hear anymore stories on swine… Continue reading Specter A Democrat?

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Millions of Dollars to Universities

Either late last month or earlier this month, the headlines in my local paper were all about Binghamton University – the local university center that is part of the State University of NY system – receiving an anonymous donation of $6 million dollars.  At the same time, other universities across the country were also receiving… Continue reading Millions of Dollars to Universities

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Healthy Habits

I guess I should expect a blog post on a nursing school site to be about health.  I was intrigued at the 100 Health Habit That Can Save Your Life, Your Money, and Your Planet.  What I did not expect is that the list would be divided into seven different areas that would encompass nutrition, general… Continue reading Healthy Habits

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National Service

The cornerstone of the Obama administrations national service plans is legislation that will provide for the gradual increase of service slots from 75,000 to  250,000. The legislation also comes with a $5.7 billion dollar price tag.   Press releases claim the legislation, which President Obama is set to sign into law today, will “foster and… Continue reading National Service

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NYS’s 20th Congressional District

As the new Congress began its work in January, the people of Minnesota were lacking representation.  The election for US Senator between former comedian Al Franken and sitting Senator Norm Coleman was too close to call.   There were recounts and lawsuits.  Now, 154 days after the election, Franken is up by 302 votes but… Continue reading NYS’s 20th Congressional District

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NYS Division B Science Olympiad

I have just returned from New Paltz, New York.  There are several things I enjoy in New Paltz but every trip is generally for the same purpose – NYS Division B Science Olympiad state competition.   The top 38 teams in NYS were at SUNY-New Paltz to compete for the chance to travel to Augusta,… Continue reading NYS Division B Science Olympiad