Thought he was hot: not


John L. thought of himself as a super hero.

He had a cool car, lived in the best part of the City, and his job in sales was a daily affirmtion that he was ‘hot.’ We worked out once a week -was pretty cocky, he thought he was buff and God’s gift to women.

He knew women liked him. He bragged he had five dates a week. He considerd this a real coup. The fact that most women he met online agreed to meet him for a drink at the very popular, Henry Africa’s pleased him. I didn’t dawn on him that the hot spot, watering hole was also located at a busy bus stop – for a quick getaway – or that the very best Chinese Take Out in the City was a bock away. Any woman who considerd him a “meh” could order the famous Mu Shu Pork and hop on a bus and be home in 30 minutes. “No harm, no fowl” – for her.

She would endure 30 mins of chit chat, enjoy a “smart cocktail,” be seen at the hot spot- then nicely beg off say, “good luck,”   pick up her dinner, hop on the bus and be home in time for something new on Netflix.

It took three months of dead-end-dates before John L really got the picture. He was at the wrong bar. He would find a new hot spot, that would change everything,





Memorial Day – for our fallen soldiers

Memorial Day, May 29, 2017,

 a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving the Unites State’s armed forces.


Patriotism is supporting your country all the time,

and your government when it deserves it.

Mark Twain


Dare you to try online dating?


Dating a man who plays the bagpipes is hellish.


Dating a wealthy old duffer who prefers duck hunting to romance is a dead end.


Wasting time with a Vegan who loves to dress up and play in the forest is a debacle.

Yes, it takes stamina, tenacity, a sense of humor and adventure to survive online dating in 2017. Frankly, it is so worth it.


Betsy D: The devil, you say?


The Queen was in the counting house counting all the money…

Her friends were not shocked when they heard she would step up and take the  position. Betsy D had been on the warpath – since her husband  lost the  Michigan election. The two ended up, personally, spending $35 million; the most expensive campaign in Michigan history. 

Not to worry: her family’s cumulative net worth is over $5 billion.

She was once busy attending Amway  (raking in 9.5 billion dollars annually) meetings and sitting on various boards; she chaired the Michigan Republican Party;  served as a member of the Republican National Committee; and directed a statewide campaign to legalize public funding of Religious Schools.

Smooth Operator: Betys D with her millions became a skilled and seasoned operator, Money Talks:


Trump called, she answered. 

Her kids said “No! Don’t do it! You will be eaten alive.”

Her ego said, “Go show all the people who have scorned and scoffed. Just wait!”

“Across the country, public-school advocates and teachers’ unions expressed almost unanimous horror: One of the most effective advocates for breaking down the rules and protections for public schools and teachers would soon be the nation’s most powerful education policymaker”


(From Buzzfeed)

James Runcie, Chief Operating Officer of the Office of Federal Student Aid, has tendered his resignation in protest of Betsy DeVos.

Chief Operating Officer Runcie was responsible for the arm of the department that administers the federal government’s $1 trillion student loan programs. He was appointed by President Obama and his departure comes as a surprise.

“I cannot in good conscience continue to be accountable as Chief Operating Officer given the risk associated with the current environment at the Department,” said Runcie in his Resignation Memo

He clearly dislikes the direction that Betys D’s unqualified leadership is steering the department. Runcie criticized her for “diverting critical resources” from his office.

Betsy D has a long history of criticizing public education, so it makes sense that department officials dedicated to improving such education would find her leadership intolerable.

Runcie clearly hates the direction that Betsy”s  unqualified leadership is steering the department. He criticized her for “diverting critical resources” from his office.

Besty D -is  catapulted to infamy.



I miss “polite”


“Politeness and civility are the best capital ever invested in business.

Large stores, gilt signs, flaming advertisements, will all prove unavailing if you or your employees treat your patrons abruptly.

The truth is, the more kind and liberal a man is, the more generous will be the patronage bestowed upon him.”

P. T. Barnum

“Hospitality, kindness, generousity of spirit, thoughtfulness – these are the things that make a person whole, happy and loved.



Who are these people?

Ranting, raving, screaming?

Since when did it become accceptable to bully, swear, curse and demean one another?

A modicum of civility, please.

This recent tsunami of raging, fuming, seething, swearing is frightening. 

Good manners, love and respect, courtesy, and politeness could be a panacea.

Are you in?

“America will never be destroyed from the outside.

If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”

Abraham Lincoln


“Politeness and civility are the best capital ever invested in business. Large stores, gilt signs, flaming advertisements, will all prove unavailing if you or your employees treat your patrons abruptly. The truth is, the more kind and liberal a man is, the more generous will be the patronage bestowed upon him.

P. T. Barnum


Why I like Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire

clock_n6r_1280Today, Republicans in the House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act, otherwise known as Trumpcare.
There is nothing in Trumpcare that helps hard-working Americans. This dangerous Trumpcare bill would lead to higher costs for less care for people across New Hampshire and the entire country. If you have a preexisting condition – which under Trumpcare includes cancer, asthma or diabetes – you could once again be discriminated against with higher costs. And if you are between the ages of 50 and 65 you would face a new age tax, which is among the reasons the AARP strongly opposes this bill.
Trumpcare would also dramatically hurt our ability to combat the heroin, fentanyl, and opioid crisis by ending Medicaid expansion and undermining the requirement that insurance companies must cover substance use disorder and behavioral health services.

By cutting and capping traditional Medicaid, Trumpcare would also hurt people from students who experience disabilities to older Americans in nursing homes. And Trumpcare would defund Planned Parenthood, which provides critical health services to thousands of New Hampshire women and families.
I will work in the Senate to defeat this harmful bill and to ensure that all of our citizens have the health care coverage that they need to lead healthy, productive lives.”

Thank you, Senator Maggie Hassan!

But here are eight things we do know about Trumpcare: