Archives for category: What drives me NUTS!

Alas, I tire of writing for free on the Internet…

This EXCELLENT opinion piece put me over the edge!

Don’t know what’s next for me, but I do know I’m in transition once again…

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A tiny piece of my mind about this “government shutdown.”  Don’t negotiate with terrorists!

When accused in a book review of being a “Debbie Downer” for reviewing the research and stating the facts about boomer reality, how could I not respond?

After over fifty years of it, what is all of this commercialism doing to our brains???

Jerk whisperer

“To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind.”   –  William Hazlitt

 

From the article “The House of Pain” by Ryan Lizza in The New Yorker, March 4, 2013:

“A poll in January deemed Congress less popular than cockroaches, head lice, and colonoscopies (although it did beat out the Kardashians, North Korea, and the Ebola virus).”

Find Your Reason Cover smallMy new book: Find Your Reason to Be Here: The Search for Meaning in Midlife  is out! 

This is the research project I have been working on for the past few years!  Here I share essential information for boomers, those anticipating midlife, and the parents of boomers who want to understand their children better. 

Learn what’s normal and to-be-expected, and how to make the MOST of your middle years. This book includes so much new research on what boomers share emotionally, how they compare to their parents, where the idea of “midlife” came from, and the exciting new rite of passage we are experiencing for the first time in human history!

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Hillary ClintonFinally, someone had the balls to stand up to those Republicans in Congress and say: YOU TAKE RESPONSIBILITY!

Do they really think they are gaining points with the American people by blaming her for all the people in the world that hate us, and would kill us if they had the chance?

Here is my response to Senator Rand Paul’s comment that Hillary should have been fired for not protecting our people in Benghazi.  If Clinton should have been fired for 9/11/2012, than most certainly President Bush should have lost his job IMMEDIATELY after September 11th 2001.  I only wish President Obama had said this when he was being attacked.

Did you know applications for our foreign service actually went up after these attacks? 

Secretary of State Clinton: “Our men and women who serve overseas understand that we accept a level of risk to protect this country we love.  They represent the best traditions of a bold and generous nation.  And they cannot work in bunkers and do their jobs.”

I know we cannot protect every American in the wide world.  The Congressional Republicans want to blame everything on Clinton, but the mature, adult response is to take responsibility for your own actions or lack of them, just like Clinton has done.

Just read a great article about what the real problems are as we discuss the future of Social Security and Medicare.

Here’s a quote: “There are legitimate reasons to be worried about entitlement spending.  But the fundamental question is not how much longer the Social Security and Medicare trust funds are going to be solvent.  The question is how much we’re willing to spend to insure that the elderly have affordable access to health care and some financial security.” 

James Surowiecki at the New Yorker says raising the Medicare eligibility age is not the answer:  “…you could extend the life of Medicare indefinitely if you restricted it to people over eighty-five, but that doesn’t mean it’s smart to do so.”  LOL!  And the beat goes on with the dummies in Washington…