Scribblings

Really, Alabama Christians?

You still support Roy Moore based on…? What? That Mary was young when she had Jesus? Yeah, and Joseph was older but he also NEVER touched her if you truly believe in the virgin birth and that they did not have more children. That in one case, the teen’s mom knew and didn’t object? Creepy.  That it doesn’t matter what he does so long as he says the right things? Do as I say not as I do? Really?

The Christian Right has about the same credibility in the country now as Milli Vanilli does.

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Columns 2017

Tribal governments to take over children’s social services cases – good or bad?

Governor Walker recently decided to recognize the right of tribal governments to handle tribal children’s abuse and neglect cases. When I read this, part of me wanted to cheer. And part of me didn’t.

I spent a good part of my life involved in social services. I know the system as a social worker, a Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) with the court system and as a court visitor investigating cases involving vulnerable adults. I lived in an Inupiat community for 28 years while doing this work.

I understand the feeling that outside social service agencies are way too fast to Continue reading →

Scribblings

Would someone please explain separation of powers to him?

Since the current person sullying the White House apparently never learned anything about our Constitution or the concept of separation of powers, would someone please try to explain to him… in very small words with lots of pictures… that the judicial system is not beholden to the executive branch here in America. He’s thinking of his dream country… Russia. Continue reading →