10 December 2016

trumping human rights



Today is Human Rights Day.  This is the date in 1948 when the UN adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  This year, there is reason to be especially nervous about how human rights will be treated by the next administration.

Certainly, Barack Obama and definitely George W. Bush and his crew were less-than-stellar in upholding our commitment to protecting human rights.  But with Donald Trump, we’re in uncharted territory.

This is a man who has spoken in favor of reinstituting waterboarding, murdering the families of suspected terrorists, and ordering military officers to torture people, even if they flatly refuse to do so.  Plus there’s a laundry list of other proposed policies to single out various groups for unfair and unjust treatment.

Those who care that every human is loved by God have some work and prayer to do.

25 November 2016

giving thanks



I give thanks for…

…a delicious dinner yesterday with some new friends

…for the snow we recently had, but is now melting

…a new and pleasant place to live

…a loving, understanding wife (of course, this is not in order of importance!)

…and watching a Thanksgiving game in which the Cowboys extended their winning streak to ten—and who better to do it against than the Redskins? (now that one is listed in order of importance!)

29 October 2016

the Donald enjoys degrading

I felt something bad in the pit of my stomach when I watched the video of this grade school bully proclaim that he believes in getting even with people, and that if someone screws you, screw them back "ten times as hard. I really believe that." The way he humiliates this woman speaks volumes about the poor character of this man. It's truly alarming that he could possibly be our president.

Trump being Trump

09 October 2016

attempted breaking up, and breaking



Today (Friday the 7th) ended with my husband James the savior, in a cast, and Aidan, the rescued one, happy and smiling.  [This is adapted from Banu’s Facebook post!]

Our neighbor’s German Shepherd attacked Aidan for the second time while James and Aidan were walking along the road.  As James was trying to save Aidan, he fell.  We did not know until later in the day that apparently he fractured his wrist, the scaphoid bone.  He is in a soft cast.  We will have to see an orthopedic specialist next week.

What can I say—I have two men in my life who are awesome—one saves; the other one gets attacked by females!  (The question is, which one is which?)