Category Archives: social issues

Who Is the Breadwinner in Your Family?

It is all over the news. According to the recent Pew Research Center survey, women are the breadwinners in 40% of households with children under 18 years of age.  Compare that to 11% in 1960.  The way the news is … Continue reading

Posted in College Education, Equality, Family, Mitt Romney, Money, Politics, President Barack Obama, social issues, The Other 98%, Uncategorized, Women's Movement, women's rights | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

De-Nudifying San Francisco

It seems that the issue of nudity has reached such clandestinely extreme levels that San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener has introduced legislation to regulate it. According to the news, the legislation proposes to “make it illegal to walk around nude … Continue reading

Posted in Califorina, Castro District, Culture, Equality, First Amendment Rights, Freedom of Expression, gays and lesbians, Nudity, San Francisco, Sex, social issues | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

“There Is No One California” – Ouch!

This morning, I listened to Victor Davis Hanson‘s interview by Michael Krasny on Forum, about his controversial article, “There is no California,” published on the Orange County Register, on August 15, 2012.  I got curious. So, when I had a … Continue reading

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Nothing Like A Good Mouth Washing!

Yesterday, on my way to work, I was listening to David Greene of Morning Edition on NPR, when he reported that in Middleborough, Massachusetts, the residents recently passed an ordinance that prohibits public profanity.  The local police have been given the … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, First Amendment Rights, Freedom of Speach, Freedom of Speech, mindfulness, Profanity, social issues, Swearing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Brad’s Vickies

As I read Brad Geagley’s recent blog about the Vickies of his life (see Hall Monitors of the Internet), my first thought was to think of what goes on in the heads of these Vickies.  I wondered what motivates them … Continue reading

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Universal Healthcare, the Elusive Dream in the U.S.

I read a blog by Nursetopia this morning on her running commentary of the sad inequality of health care in America, Waiting Room Divergence. http://nursetopia.net/2011/09/08/waiting-room-divergence/ I was born in a country where there was no organized healthcare until very recently. … Continue reading

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