Jamaica Me Crazy

At a lull in the conversation during an impromptu gathering, I offered up this: “Yestarday at work, I was dispatched to help a lady cross the street, so I held out my arm and inquired of her whether she might like an escort to the other side, and she accepted. And this sweet old lady …

Rural Peeps and Urban Peeps

Reading about a northern Colorado secessionist movement got me thinking a lot again about our increasing rural and urban divide. These state-separatists are frustrated as the rural population declines and loses relative representative weight in the state legislature and electoral college; gun control is an issue featured prominently in the article, and I still think …

Optimistic Pessimist

Taking this Optimism/Pessimism test, I guessed what my classification would be: Quite A Pessimist This quiz’s creator attributes positive optimism to “external thinking” and negative pessimism to “internal thinking”, and the reading on these was most interesting.  I’m really going to try to monitor my thoughts more as they occur in the next while, and …