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

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

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Balance, Judgment and Some Personal Thoughts

I have spent a lot of time this new year – and yes, the first month is just barely halfway through – reading and commenting on balance, perceptions and judgment.  The problem, personally, is that I was not relating these readings or my comments to my own situation. While balance is, and seemingly will always… Continue reading Balance, Judgment and Some Personal Thoughts