It's My Party and I'll Cry If I Want To

This is my online journal. I don't intend to change the world. I just think about things and realize it serves no purpose to discuss these things with my friends. They all agree with me, so it is like preaching to the choir.

Getting some of these things off my chest is a fantastic release. Then, there are some personal thoughts in "The Shed," which are, of course, unique to me and maybe my family. But perhaps you will find some sustenance, or not.

It's my thing, do what I want to do.

Traverse City Issues   Read more

Conflict of Interest, and then some | Posted May 16 | Comments (0)
Not only is Commissioner Boynton in conflict of interest in discussions pertaining to the West Front Street Development and its link to Parking Lot T, but he was allowed to pull a three-fer: he acted as commissioner at this evening's...

Conflict of Interest | Posted May 15 | Comments (0)
Saturday's Record Eagle reported, "the newly appointed commissioner might have a conflict of interest." You think? What puzzles me is why the Record Eagle did not print this "possibility" prior to the dog-and-pony show of Thursday, May 5th, when after...

Want to be on the Commission? Don't Hold your Breath | Posted May 6 | Comments (0)
Mr. Morality has resigned from the City Commission for unspecified personal reasons, and the rumor is he is on his way out of town. So, the City Commission had to appoint someone to fill his spot until November. The criteria...

National Politics   Read more

Is the Pope Catholic? | Posted Apr 11 | Comments (0)
I have been awestruck by the millions of people who honored the Pope as he lay dying and at his funeral. The litany of works he did for peace and justice, from his early priesthood days through his papacy, does...

Roll Call Vote on Terry | Posted Mar 20 | Comments (0)
It goes without saying the parents of Terry Shiavo must be beyond grief. To learn that your daughter's feeding tube will be pulled and that she will die anytime within two weeks after its removal (which day will it be?)...

The VP Has No (Proper) Clothes | Posted Jan 28 | Comments (0)
Really, what was he thinking? The Washington Post Style Editor reported that on the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, our VP appeared in the front row of the ceremony in a Nordic ski parka, with fur-lined hood, lace-up...

The Shed   Read more

Empty Buckets | Posted Mar 7 | Comments (1)
We took a four-day weekend trip to the south, and booked a room at an inn I had stayed in five years ago. We got up at 4 am on the day we left to make our flight and arrived...

All It Takes | Posted Jan 11 | Comments (0)
Apology: an admission of error or discourtesy accompanied by an expression of regret. When was the last time anyone got one? Or gave one? We "demand" them and "expect" them and say "all it takes" is one, but usually the...

It's a Shed, for Crying Out Loud | Posted Dec 22 | Comments (0)
The shed attached to our garage is about 8' x 8' with rain stained walls, and a wood floor littered with 2002 vintage grass seed. The walls are lined with five shovels, not counting the two snow shovels, three rakes,...