The other day I read this article in the New York Times about people who believe untrue things despite strong evidence to the contrary. In addition to this, people read chain emails and scam pages on social networking sites and believe them without asking questions about the veracity of the claims. I recently received an […]
New Berlin Mayor’s Characterization of Citizens as Bigots Should Have Been Snobs
It’s too bad. There are so many closed-minded people. In New Berlin, WI, plans for a low-income housing unit have been underway. When this was announced to residents, they sent the mayor emails asking him to reconsider for various reasons, including an increase in crime, an increase in property taxes, and home/property devaluation. For an […]
That Children Issue
When I meet people for the first time and they find out that I was 20 when I got married, the first question they ask is how many children we have. It’s rather funny to me that people automatically assume that a young marriage happens only because of pregnancy, but it’s true. However, that’s not […]
Marriage – It’s Not a Matter of Belief
You probably know at least one person who has refrained from getting married because s/he says “I don’t believe in the institution of marriage.” or something similar. While I understand many of the arguments people make for retaining their “single” status indefinitely, I think “not believing” in marriage is, well, a load of crap. I […]
Please Help Me Understand!!!
I’m interested in understanding different viewpoints on our country’s issues. I’m confused about the economy and what’s happened over the last 6-9 months. Last year, under the leadership of GW Bush, our country passed some bailout of about $750 million dollars that went to major banks and businesses that were in trouble. We’re giving help […]
I just watched some news coverage of the conviction of former alderman Michael McGee, Jr. I understand that he is charismatic and has a large following in the city of Milwaukee – not just in his district. The reporter interviewed some people outside the courthouse. There were two women (both African-American) supporting McGee. They seemed […]
Insanity in the News
Sometimes you’re just in awe at the weirdness and scope of the news. Today is one of those days for me. Here goes. The local Maserati dealership closed (as if every community has one) – after being open for only a few months. I could never have predicted that, with the abounding prosperity everywhere. I […]
World Swim Against Malaria
I will be swimming April 5th to help fight malaria! Please donate here: http://www.worldswimagainstmalaria.com/jen52. Every $5 donation buys a mosquito net to help fight malaria – a very preventable, treatable disease that kills far too many people every year.
I’ve been spending far too much time with my grandmother lately. Here’s the situation: Grandpa can’t drive because he’s in too much pain to walk most of the time from his Rheumatoid Arthritis and other ailments. Grandma can’t drive because her eyesight blows. I’m glad neither of them are driving – and you should be, […]
What do Amnesty International, the Packers, and the “scene” have in common?
So there was this show last night. A benefit show for GHS’s local chapter of Amnesty International, the Packer game was (unfortunately) scheduled to be played at the same time. So they brought TVs in to play the game so people wouldn’t have to miss it. I understand that many people are way more passionate […]