Thursday, March 20, 2008

Quick Thursday Thoughts

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!!!!

Happy Blogging!!!!!!



  1. Kay,

    Two comments:

    1. I'm at home sick today, so I've knocked out a lot of pages in Obama's "The Audacity of Hope." Have you read it? It echoes that speech you mentioned and is a truly inspiring read.

    2. As the mother of one who will deploy in the winter to fight in this war I don't support, yes, I am fed up with the HUGE debt we've racked up. I'm the eternal optimist, but I question if there's an end in sight.

  2. Anonymous6:30 PM

    As is the debt & the deaths/injuries aren't bad enuf, how about the recent article buried in the back of the Plain Dealer pages? It was about the Pentagon committee reporting that after thorough investigation there was "no evidence that Iraq had anything to do with terrorists" 5 years ago when this fiasco started. I wonder: how can reports like this plus the arrogance of Bush & Cheney go practically unnoticed by the public? It is mind-boggling! Makes my blood boil! How can our "leaders" get away with this. I'm stumped. Dee

  3. Hey Kay... Obama's speech was great and I love the quote. Yes, choose to be a lady. Me, too.

    I am loving your series on your life's process of self-definition. (how's that for a title restatement????). It would help I think as you add posts to have links to the previous ones as you add more. What a story you have to tell. No one ever anticipates these life-defining events and circumstances, huh. And at 31, who would think a young mother with two children would have to confront the challenges you did?

    I look forward to the next posts you take up on the subject....


  4. I agree with you about Obama.

    I don't have any groaners to share, Kay, or I would!


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