Here I go thinkin' again . . .
* I thought Barack Obama's speech on Tuesday was excellent. Bottom line is we need to stop thinking of ourselves in terms of our gender, color, religion, age, ethnic background, or whatever minority we espouse and start thinking of what's good for us as a nation. Our country is in one hell of a mess and to get it back on track, we need to pull together for the good of all of us instead of squabbling over semantics and individual agendas. Being an American used to stand for something pretty wonderful; I'd like to think it could again.
* "Female by birth, woman by age, lady by choice" A friend sent this quote along and I have no idea who said it first, but I like it a lot -- it fits my thinking. And by saying that I've probably offended several million feminists. Oh well. I've never thought that being a lady interfered with my wanting equal rights for women but then my definition may differ. I googled the quote and it appears on several MySpace pages that belong to rather young women. I'm guessing that they swiped it from somewhere. If anyone knows who the original author is, please let me know.
* Does it bother anyone but me that we're spending billions (trillions?) in Iraq on an unconstitutional war? Under our Constitution, only Congress has the power to declare war (Article I, Section 8) and they haven't done so. And, if you're in your sixties, does this remind you of another undeclared debacle where we lost brothers, husbands, friends and classmates? Haven't we learned anything?
* Thanks to all y'all who are following "How I Got to Be Me." I truly appreciate your support and kind words. Note that the yesterday's segment was just the beginning of my recovery. It wasn't a short trip and still goes on to this day. Next week -- Tuesday or Wednesday -- there will be another installment. I'm trying to figure out a way to put all the segments in one place in the sidebar. Suggestions? Sometimes I wish Blogger offered the option of additional pages.
* The Friday Groaner will continue for a couple more weeks thanks to recent contributions from Kent McKamy and Nancy Leitz but more are needed. 'Nuff said.
Hope y'all are having a great week!!!!