Never thought I could hate my own state so much, but Texas insists on becoming a bad punchline to every backwards, off-color national joke.

Yes, I'm gonna bitch about the abortion bill. If that's not what you wanna read, there's a whole slew of other things on the net. Go have fun. Anyhoo-- This is not some bad joke I can at least chuckle at. I'm so far from laughing I'm probably gonna end up giving myself another migraine … Continue reading Never thought I could hate my own state so much, but Texas insists on becoming a bad punchline to every backwards, off-color national joke.

Imagery, propaganda, & political gain at our expense, or, Beau hits it out of the park again…

I've been trying to play catchup with the news (was trying to look more into pandemic related stuff for obvious reasons) and have started delving into the state of the world. Afghanistan, of course, is the big one. So many little things were popping up I wasn't sure what to think or what was going … Continue reading Imagery, propaganda, & political gain at our expense, or, Beau hits it out of the park again…

The months of This American Madness have robbed me of my mind…

If a group of scientists came out and said that millions of Americans were suffering PTSD from surviving 2020 (so far), that wouldn't surprise me a bit. Each day I see more posts about trying to be positive or do something, or posts about having difficulty dealing with what was going on lately. For myself, … Continue reading The months of This American Madness have robbed me of my mind…

Q #132: What do the protesters saying “Covid-19 is a hoax” mean? (& other q’s about all this…)

I don't really understand the statement, "Covid-19 is a hoax" that people are putting on Facebook, Twitter, protest signs the past few weeks. Um, Covid-19 exists. Over 80,000 people have died from it and hundreds of thousands are carriers of it. It's been around and about all over the world. So, how is Covid-19 a … Continue reading Q #132: What do the protesters saying “Covid-19 is a hoax” mean? (& other q’s about all this…)

Family, Space Shuttles, & Coincidence: a true story.

I was only a toddler, just under 2 & 1/2, when Challenger exploded. I only remember the event because of the things I saw while the footage played on an endless stream throughout the day. Naturally, being so young, I didn't know what space shuttles were, or explosions, or death. I just know that distinctive … Continue reading Family, Space Shuttles, & Coincidence: a true story.

Metro Houston’s East Side is on Fire (and it’s definitely not pretty).

photo credit abc13.com I didn't have the news on yesterday and was totally ignorant of this fire that's been going on since about 10:30 Sunday morning. That is, I was ignorant til I got to work around 4 today. Once I hit the interstate on the way to work, I could see a massive black … Continue reading Metro Houston’s East Side is on Fire (and it’s definitely not pretty).

#063–In police pursuits, why do suspects still bother trying to escape when the helicopters join in?

Header image from khou.com (3/21/2018). It's been some beautiful weather, and two days in a row, Houston's had two major police chases. Ah, Spring has come, with lovely sunny days and perfect temperatures for the first time in months. Which begs the question: who the hell wants to hang out in a jail cell on … Continue reading #063–In police pursuits, why do suspects still bother trying to escape when the helicopters join in?

#054–Why do guests whose political views differ from their hosts on cable “news” shows even bother to show up?

I refuse to watch most cable news programming. But living where I live, I can't help hearing them once in a while. Last night I was making tea and caught a few minutes of whatever-her-name is and Vicente Fox on a certain network, and it just annoyed the hell out of me. I’m at the … Continue reading #054–Why do guests whose political views differ from their hosts on cable “news” shows even bother to show up?

(Sigh) Another sad event in the world that’s not a blip on American news…

(Photo Credit: abc.net.au) I think I'd seen the word "Myanmar" occasionally the past few months, but not enough to know why it was in the news. I had to remind myself Myanmar's a country in Southeast Asia, known previously as Burma, east of Bangladesh. And they've had some bad ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity … Continue reading (Sigh) Another sad event in the world that’s not a blip on American news…