We’ve hit rock bottom

Matt Lauer and Garrison Keillor – both gone because they couldn’t keep their hands or god knows what else to themselves. I don’t really give a crap about Matt but Garrison is a true heartbreak given his claim to represent the “moral” values of the great American middle. I guess those morals only held so long as he had a mic on or a camera rolling.

Here’s my idea. Every time a man loses his job over being a pig, that job then has to be filled with a woman. That ought to help balance out the power in this Continue reading →

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Just disgusting

Heard Nancy Pelosi on a news shows trying to pretend that Conyer’s sexual harassment should be viewed through the prism of his being an American icon. Barf! I don’t have icons who settle sexual assault and harassment claims with money. And I don’t care a crap what their political preference is. Republican, Democrat, Communist, Vegan… I don’t give a crap. Nancy Pelosi should be ashamed of herself for defending this man. But apparently we hold movie and TV stars to a higher standard than our elected officials. That says more than we probably want to know about Americans. Continue reading →



Don Jr. seems to have inherited his dad’s ability to pretend that there is nothing to see here… move along. I hope he and his dad get to be cellmates someday. They can then have long discussions over the fact that if you are an American, you don’t collude with Russia to influence our elections without paying a penalty. Continue reading →

Columns 2017

That for which I am grateful

My tires were at Johnson’s Tires when they unexpectedly closed down. Despite extensive searching, they were never found. So I guess that old saying of mine still is true – if it weren’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all. But rather than letting this get me down, I’ve decided to look for that proverbial pony in the pile of manure. And I’ve found many.

I have to start off with Northrim Bank and their staff who probably never took Tires 101 when they were in Bank College. They tried so hard to help and were always so Continue reading →


Why is anyone surprised?

Gee, Democrats as well as Republican men both abuse, assault and sexually harass women. Who would have guessed?

Well, anyone who has lived in the real world would have guessed. In case you haven’t noticed, harassment comes from all sides if you are a woman. Men have felt protected from any blow back because of that secret old boys’ network where you are never called into account for your personal actions.

If these revelations continue, we may end up with no men left in power. Wait a minute. Let me revel in that thought for just a moment…  ok, I’m Continue reading →



Members of the administration of the person currently sullying the White House have privately expressed that he is an idiot… dumber than a kindergartner with the ego of a Hemingway. Yet they continue to work for him and legitimize his presidency while putting America’s values, world leadership and basic decency on the back burner.

Now that’s the way to honor America. Continue reading →


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.

What’s the worse is that Continue reading →

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 →