Tag: politics

Cinched Waist

If I were ever asked to offer one piece of advice, one thing that could change the world, my contribution would be this: Turn off the television. Now, because I’m a wordy woman that nugget would be closely followed by, “stop supporting the fast food industry,” and “if a t-shirt costs less than twenty dollars…

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Express Wash

Another election year is underway. I should share some of my thoughts on the presidential debates, the “race for The White House”—cue the music. I could pick a side, make fun of Trump’s hair for the thousandth time or baulk that Hillary never seems “friendly” enough. Now might be the time to start feeling the Burn…

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Wardrobe Choices

I’ll vote today, but I’m not sure why. I no longer believe my one vote can make a difference.  When I’m in my dark place, I’m not sure any of our votes make a difference.  My daughter is 21.  She’s gung ho, super excited about the election, and her vote.  We raised her that way,…

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Jeggings

Culturally Literate. I have to say I don’t recall ever hearing this phrase until a few days ago.  I understand literacy to mean able to read and write.  It could also encompass being knowledgable.  In my mind, a person does not need to be formally educated to be literate. But then “culture” is added and…

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Seersucker

Labor Day marks the end of summer. It used to be the last day it was acceptable to wear white or seersucker, but I’m pretty sure that’s changed. When I lived back east, school started after Labor Day. Oddly enough, Labor Day is also the second largest shopping day of the year. Second only to…

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Extra Small

I don’t need a gun. I mean, it’s not really a right I feel passionately about which sounds odd because I should feel passionately about all my rights.  Once one right is taken away, we are always told, that leads to a slippery slope and before we know it all rights are gone and it’s…

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Reds and Blues

I live in the United States of American. Today is Election Day for us. We are a fairly educated country. There are all kinds of outreach programs and initiatives to inform voters about the candidates, the issues. If all that doesn’t work, the ad campaigns, commercials and celebrity endorsements should do the trick, right? And…

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Gloves

I’ve always found the phrase “May contain nuts or nut pieces” odd, especially when it is found on foods that have nothing to do with nuts. Don’t the makers of these products know whether there are nuts? What do you mean it “may contain”? After seeing this several times and pondering the possibilities I’ve determined…

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J. Crew

I was listening to someone on NPR this morning talk about how the Obamas held hands during their first dance at one of the Inaugural Balls. This commentator (I use the term very loosely) went on to say that Americans can really tell they are in love because this is the first time a president…

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