Life in the fast lane--where's the on ramp?

Thursday, November 21, 2019


It seems to me our govt – local, state and federal – could save a lot of money if tax collection were simplified. Much red tape could be cut if there weren’t a gazillion different taxes. Every jurisdiction has different rules and bureaucratic methods for assessing taxes and collecting them. Income... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019


Rita has been a regular every Tuesday at the Center for years. Like many who fight isolation and the increasing sense of being invisible, she responded with kindness and humor. A recovering alcoholic with an enduring love of people, Rita took extra steps with anyone at The Center who’d been in her... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, November 18, 2019


A woman sat at a sidewalk table outside a local coffee shop at the corner of Broadway and Pike one Saturday morning. The downtown bus wasn’t due for another fifteen minutes. She worked weekdays at the community college, a few blocks up the hill, and often shopped at the market across Pike from the... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, November 17, 2019


Once upon a time there was a bear cub named Bubba. He was, as all cubs are, endlessly curious and full of mischief. Lucky for Bubba his mother was a patient teacher and not one to shame him for the mistakes he made as he learned what’s what. Bubba’s early days outside the den happened in the... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, November 16, 2019


Many years ago a traveling salesman took the train from Louisville to San Francisco intending to open up a new territory for his company. At one point the train stopped at a western town to take on water and coal, and the passengers were encouraged to get out and stretch their legs. As he was about... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, November 15, 2019


It was the last Saturday in March. Joe arrived at his office on campus at 0600; he had papers to grade and needed a few uninterrupted hours to put that task behind him. He was amazed to see Jocelyn Street in front of the building as he jumped off his skateboard. She wore a pale blue suit, dainty... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, November 14, 2019


Joe Alvarez, a 17-year-old tech wizard, is a PhD candidate and teaching assistant at the UW. He has also designed a computer game called "Templar's Sword," and has started a company called A-Games to market the game online. He is also working with a cryptographer at the NSA to design a bot to allow... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019


FOLLOW UP: A FB post from yesterday really ticked me off! It was about a girl who got in trouble for finally punching a boy in her class who’d been “pinging” her bra straps and harassing her for some time. She got no help when she reported it to her teacher, so the boy began to get even more... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

67 on Sunday, snow on Monday, temp falling to 19 degrees F.

Many Blogit members have experienced their own version of "Caleb" - the current Arctic blast that is breaking all time records for January-cold weather here in the good old USA - and parts of Canada. OMG! what a shock to the system. Lucky thing I got to the store and picked up the essentials -... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, November 11, 2019


I’ve come to know a woman who works weekends in the bakery at my supermarket. It’s her 2nd job. She works Monday – Friday as a 4th grade teacher in a nearby town. Her salary as a teacher doesn’t cover her cost of living. The school and the town is what some people refer to as disadvantaged. To put... Sign in to see full entry.

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