Lemonade stands latest threat to London

They say that when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. What they don’t tell you is that you better be prepared to drink it all yourself, because if you try to sell it, that’s when bad things happen. While flipping through my Facebook feed, one of my friends shared a post linking to an opinion…

Trump Jr. newest poster child for what’s wrong in politics

The latest scandal du jour is the revelation that Donald Trump, Jr., and others affiliated with our current president met with representatives of the Russian government in Trump Tower last year, when the president was just a candidate, in the hopes of getting information on Hillary Clinton that would tank her dreams of becoming president….

The fight for independence—not the act, but the word

July has arrived, and with it a period of epic picnics and fireworks. That means only one thing. I’m breaking out the big soapbox. We’re hours away from a day that’s supposed to be dedicated to America’s independence, when our forefathers decided they were mad as hell at England, and they weren’t going to take…

Shkreli’s day of reckoning delicious, regardless of circumstance

It could be poetic justice for many if Martin Shkreli ends up going to prison, at least for people living with HIV and cancer. Shkreli angered people on a massive scale two years ago when he jacked up the price of Daraprim, which treats both conditions, from $13.50 per pill to $750. It earned him…

Don’t like homemade baked goods? Deal with it, cupcake!

An interesting thing happened yesterday while everyone was scratching their heads and trying to figure out what President Trump meant when he tweeted “covfefe.” In Wisconsin, a judge overturned a ban on selling homemade baked goods following a challenge brought by three women who claimed the law made it impossible for home bakers to legally…

Moving right along, if not according to plan

I’ve been noticeably absent on the internet lately, especially on the blog. That was unintentional, but the month of May has been a busy one for me. It was the month I had to say goodbye to the place I’d called home for almost four years and find another place to live. It wasn’t in…

Go hug your family in memory of those who can’t

I think the next time I see my two nieces, I’m going to hug them a little tighter. It’s the least I can do after finding out two friends of mine from high school will be hugging one of their sons for the last time. Most of you who’ve read my blog know about Kris…

LGBT community shamed enough without help from its own brethren

There’s a saying about lies, damned lies and statistics. Television ratings are statistics, and they’re believed to be the barometer to indicate whether a show is a success. On Monday, the miniseries “When We Rise,” which chronicles the rise of the LGBT movement, debuted on ABC. There were 2.94 million viewers who watched the program…

Maybe we need a ‘Day Without Police Officers’

As I was watching the news this morning, there was an item that reminded me of the Old West. I’m not talking about wagon trains and dysentery. I’m talking about an attempt to take the law in your own hands. What if we didn’t have police officers to keep our streets safe? What if we…

Bible more than what ‘LGBT News’ bogus description claims

The civil rights struggle has been a long one for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. To move forward and find common ground, it’s important to not be judgmental of the other side. For the longest time, religious organizations were the biggest impediment to equal rights when it came to marriage, adopting children, etc….

A visit to the animal house, or life on the lamb

Growing up on a farm, I was constantly exposed to animals. Dogs and cats roamed through the house. Chickens wandered through the yard, rabbits were resting in cages, and horses made their paths in the pasture. One thing I never saw when I was growing up were lambs in the house. Under most circumstances, they’re…