September 2012 Entries
A friend of mine is trying to slow down her daughter who is making an important decision. The daughter doesn’t want to wait even though waiting makes more sense and would allow the family to better plan and prepare. As we talked about the frustration of dealing with delays, we acknowledged how bad Americans are when it comes to waiting for things. We are used to instant everything.
It’s been quite the week. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were determined to be the sandwich of white privilege by a Hispanic principal in the Portland schools. As a white person, I didn’t eat PB & J growing up. I don’t like peanut butter! Yet, I am stereotyped with all white people, the very thing this principal is trying to avoid. Does this make any sense to anyone?
Right now, I am not a fan of politics. I feel assaulted every time a political ad comes on the air. It is the name-calling, accusations, the total disregard for truth or facts… I could go on but you are experiencing it too! Honestly, I am clicking off the channel when ANY political ad comes on television. In my perfect world, politicians would tell us their visions and how they will accomplish them. They would debate the issues like civil people.