A former fairground gypsy’s take on the Ohio State Fair ride accident

(This post got really long.  Sorry about that!  I just felt the circumstances deserved deeper thought.) Granted, this event is old news.  It happened a couple weeks ago already, so I’m a little late to the commentary pulpit.  I had wanted to write about this sooner, but I needed to collect all of the pertinent … More A former fairground gypsy’s take on the Ohio State Fair ride accident

Dr Phil is kinda cool (don’t walk away yet) ;)

Confession time! I watch Dr Phil. There.  I said it. And I’m not ashamed. He’s not that bad! I know what most of you are thinking: “OMG.” I know.  I thought so, too.  I thought, ugh, daytime TV.  Talk about lowest common denominator and all that!  Never.  Ever.  Just–no. I assumed that it was for … More Dr Phil is kinda cool (don’t walk away yet) 😉

Maybe the 21st century *doesn’t* suck…

I’m one of those hopeless nostalgics, the ones who lament about the fading away of the “good old days” and desperately, futilely tried to bring them back or recreate them somehow. Bah!  Humbug. 😉 I think I’m finally beginning to embrace the newest Turn of the Century.  In fact, I’m almost beginning to feel comfortable … More Maybe the 21st century *doesn’t* suck…

Stratification ~ The other side of the prologue 

In writing my last post, I realized that there’s another side to this whole societal stratification thing: I inadvertently left out the ones who usually get left out of the conversation. Oops.  My bad.  Didn’t mean to do that. The oversight is especially surprising because this latter group is the one of which I’m a … More Stratification ~ The other side of the prologue