We need to treat teachers with respect

Why do teachers get so little respect in this country? Frankly I am tired of it. Being a teacher has always been a demanding job. Your knowledge base, no matter what you teach, must be very wide and deep. You are expected to be mentor, sometimes a friend, a psychologist and even a shoulder to cry on.... more


The aliens we meet might not be friendly

I have always loved UFO’s and aliens and all things little green men from another planet. As a kid I was excited by the idea of seeing a flying saucer or another form of alien craft. I was one of those rare kids who wanted to meet an extra-terrestrial and maybe even take a ride on their ship.... more


I decided to focus on things I love

I don’t know about you, but the news lately has left me in a pretty dark mood. The mass shootings, the Jan. 6 hearings, gas prices, inflation, hot weather causing problems around the world. Man, there have not been a lot of positives lately.... more


We are lesser for recent court rulings

My mother was an educated, opinionated, strong-willed woman. She was also soft and loving and was a very admired teacher in the community I grew up in. I learned a lot from my mom. One thing I learned from her was to respect women and understand that men are not superior to women – no matter what the Constitution said when it was written. Well, it didn’t really consider women much, did it? In fact, the Constitution does not mention women at all. Not once.... more


Let's keep it positivie – for now

Like many, many Americans, I don’t feel like there is a lot to celebrate this July 4. Yes, I love my country and I am glad that – for now – we still have some freedoms. But things are not looking that great as I see it.... more


Turns out it was not a wasted day

It was a very expensive trip just to get a hamburger. To be fair, that is not what it started out to be. It was going to be a fun adventure, but it turned out very different than we expected.... more


It is past time to talk – and listen

I am not ashamed to admit that I shed a few tears for the children murdered in a senseless act of violence in Texas on May. 24. A shooter went into a school and killed 19 children and two teachers. The parents of those kids will never see them grow up. They will never hold them again. They will never get to tell them they love them again.... more


Out on the road trying to avoid burning rubber

BOOM! It was a huge sound, even as we were riding down the freeway on motorcycles going nearly 80 mph.... more


'Live PD' shows the best, and the worst

I love the TV show “Cops.” It is an adrenaline rush of a show, and one that highlights some of the best police officers and some of the dumbest criminals on the planet.... more