Picture taken out truck window, driving up the canyon road.

Fall of 2009.

Friday, February 21, 2014


With the continuing controversy about the "Affordable Care Act," (I used quotation marks on purpose) these seemed timely.  What an enormous, money-sucking hole it is.  I hope my almost 83-year-old mother doesn't have her insurance rates double to cover somebody who has never managed to keep a job.  The most amazing to me is the number of people who actually believed that an insurance program could magically cover everyone for everything--for nothing.  Wow, our gene pool is getting shallow.

Heaven help us.  Our government won't.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

President or King?

Our President has decided he doesn't like being President; he would rather be king.

He disdains all those pesky constitutional limits, because he alone knows what is best.  He is a frightening man.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Complicit Media

There are many examples of how our national press/media has been derelict in its duty to uncover deception and hunt for truth.  One could even say that the largest media outlets have even been complicit in covering up uncomfortable facts, while perpetuating misdirection, rationalization, and actual falsehoods.

Is there, honestly, anyone who could say a Republican President would have been treated the same?

How about a President of the United States who takes pictures of himself during a public funeral for an esteemed political figure?

It is very sad for our country.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

If you're lucky or persistent...

There is a sad reality in our national "mainstream" media today.  They lean so far left that they have abdicated their role as fact-checkers or reporters of truth.  The people who only listen or watch their broadcasts are sadly uninformed or purposely misinformed about reality.  One can use other resources to find information, but it requires making an effort--many don't bother.  

According to the media, only white people can be racist or commit hate crimes.  And those who are classified as "white" could change depending on the view of the media.   It's a warped view.

The media is encouraging the dumbing-down of information.  I'm seriously worried about the condition of our gene pool--it seems to be getting very shallow.

Friday, August 2, 2013

That is certainly how I feel about the government.  Something seems to happen when people get elected (or maybe before that--when they decide to run).  They forget that they are supposed to be working for the people they represent, and begin to think only of themselves.  I read that there are those in Congress suggesting that they be exempted from participation in the "Affordable Care Act" (I tried to be nice).  Wouldn't that be something?  Another rule that everyone else has to follow, but members of Congress do not.

It is depressing.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

More tax frustrations

And this from the editorial of the Deseret News.  How can people argue against these facts?


Monday, April 15, 2013

This is how I feel on this tax day.  We are people who have worked most of our lives, paid our bills, budgeted consistently, put money away for emergencies, invested carefully, and taken care of ourselves.  Because of our situation, even though we are retired, we have a hefty tax bill.  It wouldn't be so bad if it were going to a government that would spend it wisely.  It's not.  It's going to a bloated bureaucracy whose only interest seems to be the buying of votes.  It's downright depressing.


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Taught for 28 years. Although I taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades, 6th was my favorite and I spent 18 years working with 11 and 12-year-olds. For almost 8 years before that, I worked as an office manager for a college Dean and Professor who was one of the most intelligent men I've ever met. Good, thoughtful people are everywhere and sometimes ideas and information need to be shared.