I Wasn’t Supposed to be There….Right?

A few months ago, a friend in St. Louis asked me to contribute books to a new children’s library in the St. Louis area. The Sweeney’s managed to pull together two full boxes to contribute.  I loaded the boxes in my car, where they stayed for two months. This last week, we drove to St.Continue reading “I Wasn’t Supposed to be There….Right?”

Stephen Colbert Debunks McDonald’s Budget

http://bit.ly/1bJmA7B I am a big fan of ‘The Colbert Report,’ a tongue-in-cheek ‘news’ show aired nightly on The Comedy Channel.  Colbert has a way of sharing the ridiculousness of our nation’s news, in a very humorous way. Last night’s monologue focused on the minimum wage and a recent online educational tool that McDonald’s corporate officeContinue reading “Stephen Colbert Debunks McDonald’s Budget”

Governor Perry, the Inconsistent

On Sunday, The Dallas Morning News adds a “Points” section to the paper; this section includes expanded commentary on current national and international issues.  Also included are notable quotes spoken or written during the previous week. This week, one such quote, from Texas Governor Rick Perry, caught my attention: The state has a responsibility toContinue reading “Governor Perry, the Inconsistent”

Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?

Quite a bit of media coverage has been dedicated to Chick fil A President Dan Cathy’s comments denouncing same sex marriage.  Mr. Cathy’s statements have been interpreted as a company wide position, resulting in a worldwide media barrage of political posturing. Many people have supported Cathy/the company in its definition of ‘Christian values.’  Others have spokenContinue reading “Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?”