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Sunday, September 23, 2018

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We have all felt it before. All sworn we wouldn't do it again. Committed to self-discipline in the future only to be met with that caving feeling, followed by the voice of reason's laughter as regret sets in. That moment when you want something more than what you've trying to accomplish; to be "bad. Even if its just for a moment.

Who has ignored the little voice yelling "fatty! dont' eat anymore!" "Don't call him again!" "You can't afford that!" "You know he/she is going to get mad!" "Don't say it!" You hear it, loud and clear. That voice of reason. The good angel on one shoulder... Read More

Okay, we have another question that takes us into the bedroom.

Let's Talk About It,

I am a sorta cute divorced woman. I'm 35 years old. I have a daughter and she's 9, but I want to get on with my life. I need to have some grown up time, too. So, this boyfriend I been with for a couple of weeks wants me to dress up in little girl's clothes and wear patent leather shoes when we are you know, together. What should I do? Do you think this is weird?

Signed,

Little Bo Peep

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In the early Martin Scorsese movie Taxi Driver, a mentally unstable Robert De Niro, armed to the teeth, stalks out a candidate’s political rally but is chased off by alert security people.The massacre in Tucson, Arizona seems almost a tragic reenactment of that scene in real life. Six people were killed and 12 others wounded, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, when a gunman opened fire in front of a Safeway supermarket. The congresswoman had been hosting a meeting with constituents Saturday morning when the attack began. The alleged assailant, a 22-year-old local youth is in custody.This... Read More

New Year's Resolutions

Some people make new year's resolutions. I don't think I have met someone who has admitted to doing this. Me? I make a resolution of faith, but the traditional resolution to give up or limit chocolate, lose five pounds or read 25 books before the year or actually try to keep up with housework while both boys are in the home (9 & 12)...well, let's just say, it isn't going to happen, it wouldn't be prudent and I'm not gonna do it. I'm an adult now and I don't have to if I don't wanto to. So, Nah! Besides, I have other things I can count on to occupy my time,... Read More

The death of a foster child like everything in life is a combination of a thousand little things, any one of which had it changed, would have resulted in a much different outcome. The issue though is preventable changes. Things that competence, or decency, or forethought, which would have prevented the single terrible factor that led to the death of a child.

There is usually enough blame to go around when such tragedies occur. A birth parent, a related adult, or even a foster parent may murder a child, or cause that child to take their own life. Yet if signs were ignored by police... Read More

So, I'm checking out BlogCatalog and visiting different blogs I find interesting. Then, lo and behold, it's me! That's right. The blog "Be Your Own Detective" is actually featuring me on its latest post! Must have been a slow day in the detective business. Actually, the point of the story was pretty neat. How often do you take the time to see how much information is available about you on the world wide web? You may think you know. Then again, you may be surprised! Check it out for yourself! Visit Investigating Other Bloggers - gilleansmith.wordpress.com. Check out some of the other posts and... Read More

NBC's, Today Show Co-host, Matt Lauer sat down with President Barak Obama to talk about what may be the hottest topic being discussed across the country; education.

While per pupil funding has continued to go up in recent decades, student scores have continued to go down. Many point the finger at teachers who aren't doing what is necessary to help provide a quality education for every student.

Just two months ago, Washington, D.C., Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee fired 241 teachers under a new evaluation system that holds teachers accountable for student test scores. She also... Read More

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