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So you think I’m too young to use a knife?

Go ahead and try to take it…out of my cold, dead hands. Obviously, I figured out how to get a new photo onto the blog, since Portia was a little bitty baby when my technical difficulties began.  I still can’t upload pictures to the blog, but I can upload them to Flickr or Picasa and […]

Why I’m not a Democrat anymore

I’m from a family of Democrats, was raised to be a Democrat, went to college and had Democrat professors echo in more erudite words the same things my parents and grandmother had always said about politics.  But always, there was cognitive dissonance.  I would read things, hear things, that just didn’t add up in the […]

Deliver us, Lord, from the swing voter

For the first time in my life, my vote for president may actually matter. Until two years ago, I lived in California, as true a blue state as can be. But now I’m a New Mexican, and my state appears as purple on all those red-state-blue-state maps. New Mexico’s electoral votes went to the Democratic […]