Describing Oneself True

Over the past months I have gotten more in tune with those around me who identify somewhere on the LBGTQIA+ spectrum. I respect each and every individual as they present themselves. My own representation is fairly simple. By physical appearance and by physical construct I am a cis-woman. My physical body is what I see…

SNAP Changes, SNAP Charity

The president wants to choose for recipients what foods they get and how much of each. I’m livid. Not just because this takes away from a small freedom that people on public assistance have, but also because this does not take into account so many things. Allergies Chronic diseases that limit certain food intake Likes…

Selfishism

Selfish: adjective: (of a person, action, or motive) lacking consideration for others; concerned chiefly with one’s own personal profit or pleasure. -ism: noun; informal, derogatory:  a distinctive practice, system, or philosophy, typically a political ideology or an artistic movement. The more I listen, the more I hear “me comes first”. The more I hear it, the more…

An Etymology and Use Lesson

nation (n.) c. 1300, from Old French nacion “birth, rank; descendants, relatives; country, homeland” (12c.) and directly from Latin nationem (nominative natio) “birth, origin; breed, stock, kind, species; race of people, tribe,” literally “that which has been born,” from natus, past participle of nasci “be born” (Old Latin gnasci). As you can see above, the…

Plus Sized & Happy

A friend recently posted this link on one of her social media feeds. I am, for your information, according to the fashion industry, plus sized. Have been for many years now. At midlife I have no wish to try and fit into a size zero, or even a size 8. I’m also fairly curvy, so…

Healthcare Profits, We Suffer

Back in January my husband received a letter from the healthcare company that covers his employer. Not a big deal, we get these letters all the time, usually they are statements of what’s been paid out for our various healthcare needs. This one was different. This one told us that some changes were coming to…

Dear Bernie Sanders…

 Dear Bernie Sanders: You are finally running for president. Yay! I know you aren’t thinking about winning, but about creating a better discussion in Democratic corners about the problems faced by the middle class. You want to force Hillary into showing where she stands on so many relevant issues. Wages are stagnant, jobs that pay…