No Excuses

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Our local embarrassment, Congressman Steve King of Iowa’s 4th District, was at it again this week.  Apparently admitting he’s a white nationalist, being openly mysogynistic, and just being all over ignorant wasn’t enough.  Apparently being so generally repulsive that his own party has barred him from serving on any committees or positions of leadership wasn’t enough. Nope.  This past week,… Read more »

Relaxation Day

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Take it easy today folks- it’s National Relaxation Day! This holiday was created in the mid 1980s by a fourth grader who was wise beyond his years.  He understood then what many adults still don’t- all work and no play does indeed make Jack a dull boy. It’s way too easy to get wrapped up in all the things we… Read more »

Thank You Good People!

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For years I’ve seen people announce – with various degrees of fanfare – that they are leaving social media.  I HATE it when someone makes a huge deal out of leaving- it really smacks of baiting – i.e. putting something up for the sore purpose of seeing how many people will reply and cheer you up.  It reeks of narcissism… Read more »

If Not Now, When?

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At the time I’m writing this there have been 2 mass shootings in the US in the past 48 hours.  I pray there isn’t another by the time this goes live. While I do believe prayer is powerful and can move mountains, anyone with an IQ higher than their show size should have figured out by now that thoughts and… Read more »

The Long and Winding Road

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If you haven’t already, make a point of going to see the movie “Yesterday”.  It’s a fun film about a struggling singer/ songwriter who wakes up one day to find himself the only person who remembers the Beatles and decides to capitalize on it.  Sure, it’s kind of predictable and a little cheesy, but it’s a fun summer movie.  I… Read more »