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Basics of Life: Gratitude

Posted on November 15, 2012
Thought for today:  If you aren't happy with the gifts and blessings that God has already given you, why should he give you more?  "It's not having what you want, it's wanting what you have." Sure, there's room for improvement. But simple things are pretty grand, sometimes. 

Post Election Thoughts

Posted on November 7, 2012

OK, President Obama keeps his job, basically by the skin of his teeth (a "bare" majority, says NPR) but it's done. My thoughts are, (as ever-the-journalist) where are we headed? It truly says something when such a large population of Americans (half?) voted against Mr. Obama. A nation divided cannot easily heal itself and Congress, being as it is, may not be much help, either. Are we back to where we started? It's great that this is all over now, no more dumb ads and pretentious politics. But who really won? The "us versus them" mentality remains.
 
It's too bad we cannot take the best ideas from both sides of the political arena and create plans that work for everyone. Well, not everyone will be happy with everything but during this campaign, I heard good ideas from Obama. Good ideas from Romney. But partisan politics, as always, will rear its ugly head.
 
It would be wonderful to see bipartisan NON-politics.  I admit, thought, that I don't have much hope. We didn't see [...]
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Informed Buying?

Posted on November 4, 2012

I would love to see a bill that requires all products advertised (and sold) in the United States of America to state where such products are made -- and not in hidden, tiny, illegible print. Of course, items often do say where they are made and that's fine, if we happen to be buying things directly from "brick and mortar" stores. However, with more and more purchases being made from the Internet, this is especially important. When buying online,  we cannot inspect for labels.
 
Require a "made in __________ label. That way we, as consumers, can make informed choices as to what we buy and where the items come from. Not saying we wouldn't buy "foreign" goods, but at least, we would know it up front. Unfortunately, I cannot imagine any of our elected politicians would support that idea.

Thought ... Not Just For Today

Posted on October 27, 2012

When you're having a bad day, just break it all down to the simplest things. What are the blessing in your life? Life is Life and we are lucky to be here, so many people never got as far as we have. Forget about the "shoulds," "oughts" and "musts" and just remember the way to move forward is to take small steps, one at a time. Breathe. Think it through and then move. Breathe again. Remember how the Grinch got out when he got stuck in the chimney? A small move here, a twisted move there, and he crawled his way out. It's that simple.

About the New Casino in Columbus

Posted on October 8, 2012
The new Hollywood Casino is open in Columbus.
 
People are posting Social Media comments about how the casino is evil, because "poor" people will lose all their money and by golly, they can ill-afford to do that.  I guess that means "poor" people shouldn't waste their money on candy, cigarettes, alcohol or anything else. 
 
Poor, middle class or rich, people have a right to decide what they want to do with their life and their money. No one is forcing anyone to play casino games should they choose to, and, in my opinion, no one has the right to decide that someone else should not play if that someone else wishes to do so. Why is it anyone's business? Certainly not mine. And it amazes me that people think it's OK to stick their noses into other people's decisions just because they don't like whatever vices are being exploited. We are all capable of making or own decisions, unless we are in need of guardians. Some people are, most people are not. So, there you [...]
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