Angry vs Walking Away

There is a saying, ‘pick your battles’. I … kind of … think this is a good saying. Isn’t there another saying that might go along the lines of, ‘plan your battles and chose when to engage’? That I think follows more along with how I go about things. These question started floating around my head a few days ago. It was brought on when I was interacting with a coworker who is one of those always happy people, nothing phases them, they’re always upbeat, and they always just take everything in stride. I, generally, enjoy people like that. But […]

Gays in Fiction

I’m not a romance reader. I don’t have anything against romance authors, it is just not something I enjoy. However, if you ever looked at my Goodreads activity, you’d think quite the opposite. I do enjoy reading stories where the main character is gay, or in a gay relationship. Why is that? I can better relate to the story. I’m not saying there is anything wrong with straight characters, but I want to read something that immerses me in the tale that the writer has created. Sometimes, not always, it is nice to create a bond to the people being […]

Patrick – Drama – Change

While listening to the radio during the morning commute to work the broadcaster brought up something that had me stop and think.  He was reading an article from the National Enquirer (you know the big gossip rag here in the US) which had some article on the front page about Patrick Swayze and his fight with cancer.  Basically the headline under the picture of Patrick said something like, “The End”. The broadcaster continued to comment about how sad it was that the Enquirer would do such a piece and use a headline that is so blatantly depressing and in overly […]

Seattle Traffic

I’m growing so tired of the traffic in Seattle.  That’s a lot coming from the person who loves to drive especially in rush-hour traffic.  The problem that I have, which was very evident today, is that when there is an accident or some significant event that blocks major routes through the city … NOTHING … is done to help direct traffic.  For instance – today there was a terrible three car head on accident that took out all the lanes on a major thorough-fare right at 5 pm.  This radiated out to effect a huge area of the city and […]

$819 Billion Economic Stimulus Package

This is proof that we … you, me and everyone else in America … are asleep at the wheel: “No House Republican voted for the stimulus package, yet 244 Democrats did.” The odds that 177 people of approximately 435 would each vote identically are astronomical UNLESS all of these people are “members” of a specific group where as this would not be so uncommon. Come on everyone. I know we each have different believes, feelings and thoughts but doesn’t this remind you of something? It does me, can anyone say “High School?” This is nothing but kids playing in a […]

BBC News About America….

I’m sorry, America sucks when it comes to media coverage. I have gotten into a new habit of reading the news which I am slowly trying to stop myself from doing. Lately I have been reading the various papers online locally and across the nation. I might stop on one or two articles, the tomato problem was one and the other was about the toddler who was beaten to death. Then I ventured over to the BBC and found better written and far more relevant news, I was totally appalled at the dog who was killed by a street sweeper. […]