Trayvon Martin

April 10th, 2012 → 6:27 am

“Mislike me not for my complexion.” – Merchant of Venice

The special prosecutor announced yesterday that there won’t be a grand jury investigation into the Trayvon Martin shooting.  It’s my understanding that his shooter, George Zimmerman, can still be prosecuted, just not any longer by a grand jury.  All I know is that he shouldn’t have pursued the boy after the police dispatcher told him not to, and that it appears to me as though he judged Tayvon primarily on his looks and his hoodie.  For the love of god, why can’t we as a society get past such behavior?!?!

Filed under: Blog & Other

Friends

April 8th, 2012 → 6:53 am

    “I count myself in nothing else so happy
    As in a soul remembering my good friends.” – Richard II

I had dinner last night at a good friend’s house.  The kind of friend who is generous, kind, clear-headed, and honest.  It’s so important to have good people in your life – they help to balance all the a**holes.

 

(Happy Pesach and/or Easter Everyone!)

Filed under: Blog & Self/My Life

Judicial Activism

April 6th, 2012 → 6:14 am

    “We shall see
    If power change purpose, what our seemers be.” – Measure for Measure

For years the right has complained about judicial activism in the courts – that rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court, for example, have been wrong and an overuse of power.  Now the U.S. Supreme Court is contemplating Obama’s health care law.  If they rule to overturn it, by what possible measure can that be anything but the very judicial activism they claim so vociferously to dislike?

Filed under: Blog & Politics/Politicians

Dieting

April 4th, 2012 → 5:21 am

    “Sweetness, whereof a little
    More than a little is by much too much.” – Henry IV

So of course I came back from our vacation having eaten too much.   Room service, restaurants, ice cream by the pool…sigh.  I’m trying to diet this week and not eat too many sweets, but it’s hard.  Normally, my blood content is made up of about 50% sugar/chocolate.  Cutting down is like taking life support away.  😉

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Maui

April 2nd, 2012 → 5:52 am

    “Like a nymph, with long, disheveled hair,
    Dance on the sands, and yet no footing seen.” – Venus and Adonis

We’re back from spring break in Hawaii!  Eight days of salt encrusted long, disheveled hair; eight nights of dancing on the sands.  Our little baby was a real traveller trooper.  I don’t usually include photos on this blog, but heck, this one is too cute:

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