Just my Thoughts · Politics

What Will the Next Congress Look Like?

The current House of Representatives is made up of 435 members, four delegates and one resident commissioner.  There are 235 democrats and 199 republicans and one vacancy.  Today on CNN, Jack Cafferty said all 435 members should be thrown out.  I want to ask you what you think.  I realize that Cafferty thought that the… Continue reading What Will the Next Congress Look Like?

Family · Food · Just my Thoughts

A Morning Routine

We all have them – morning routines.  Yours will differ from mine.  Mine differs depending on the season and the day of the week.  It is fall – almost even on the calendar – and that routine includes a pot of tea. Now, a lot of people drink tea on a regular basis but I… Continue reading A Morning Routine

Family · Just my Thoughts

Fuel Costs and Education

Back in July, I was reading the blog of one of the local newspaper’s education reporters, George Basler.  This particular blog post was regarding the effect high diesel fuel costs was having on school budgets and, subsequently, the education of our children.  About 12 days later, I was reading a Reuters article on Yahoo! that schools were… Continue reading Fuel Costs and Education

Collegiate Sports · Just my Thoughts · Sports

Rules are Rules

I realize that young adults sometimes make bad decisions.  I have heard the stories of what goes on in dorms and out of dorms on college campuses.  I went to a university that has perennially been called a “party” school.  Yet, rules are rules. When you sign up to represent your college in a sport,… Continue reading Rules are Rules

Just my Thoughts

The Local Press and Proper English

I frequently check the Press and Sun-Bulletin’s web site through out the day to catch local headlines.  Since my readership is early in the morning, there is usally quite a lengthy listing of new postings.  One, in particular, caught my eye this morning.    “NY students to pay higher tuition at Pa. colleges”  My initial thought… Continue reading The Local Press and Proper English

Just my Thoughts · Politics

Anonymity and the First Amendment

My thoughts on this issue began back at the beginning of July.  My local Gannett-run newspaper is attempting to get more “locals” involved and have staffers writing blogs on their site.  On July 2, public service editor Doug Schneider posted about a judge ruling in the lower Hudson Valley of New York on freedom of… Continue reading Anonymity and the First Amendment

Family · Just my Thoughts · Recipes

Zucchini Recipes

The “rabbit” of most gardens, zucchini is started to ripen and there has to be ways to use it.  Here are two of favs!  Both recipes are from allrecipes.com. Zucchini Yogurt Multigrain Muffins 1 ½ cups all-purpose, unbleached flour ¾ cup whole wheat flour ¾ cup oat flour (I use 1 ½ cups whole wheat… Continue reading Zucchini Recipes

Fitness · Just my Thoughts

Another 40-something Mom gets Healthy

While I truly believe that anyone with the stamina to do so could get fit and swim well with the advantages offered that Dara Torres has (stretching coach?), I am always impressed when the average person takes his or her health seriously. My most recent favorite blog on our local paper’s website is Simply Fit. … Continue reading Another 40-something Mom gets Healthy