Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow …

The blizzard along the eastern seaboard of the United States last week conjured up memories of my childhood inbizzard Montreal.  Snow storms were no big deal back then.  They were a constant.

Winter would not have been winter without two-and-three-foot-high snow drifts piled up against sidewalks and on front and back lawns — for a good four or five months of the year. There were times we had so much snow blocking our Continue reading

I’ve finally had enough …

I’m a political junkie.  As if you didn’t know.  I’ve ranted and raved and shared my views oftenTurning Back enough here.

But both the constant Obama bashing and the presidential race are just getting way too ridiculous and I can’t handle it any more.  I’ve got to  walk away before I totally lose my mind.

So for the first time ever I didn’t watch the State of the Union address.  What’s the point?

Obama’s been pissing into the wind for just about eight Continue reading

Gotta share …

It seems that everywhere I turn someone is complaining about lousy service.  God knows I’ve had moregold star than my fair share of it myself.  Well I’m here today to tell you it’s not all bad.  There is a flip side to that coin and here it is:

In the last several weeks I found myself running into a few difficulties with WordPress, mostly due to my own limitations.

Once it had to do with trouble I was having publishing my blog on Facebook.  From time to time we have to ‘refresh’ Continue reading

Interesting how some people can get away with murder …

In June of 2013 the then 16-year old Ethan Couch was driving, illegally on a restricted license, while scalesdrunk. He lost control of the car and killed four people.

As his defense, his lawyers said he suffered from “affluenza.”  In other words he was a spoiled rich kid who was given money, but little else.  He had no idea what it was to be accountable for his actions.  Unbelievable as it may sound, it worked.  He was sentenced to 10 years of probation (which he violated when he attended parties where there was alcohol) and therapy at an in-patient facility.

Last month he disappeared.  His probation officer couldn’t Continue reading