Saturday, November 27, 2010


Our annual day of Thanks and family fellowship was today (Saturday, because of work constraints for some and hunting season for others.)

All of the good things for which we should be very grateful.

Hugs from the children and grand children. Son's in laws and daughter in law to make one proud. A pre-school-er with a heart full of love and a zest for life, a grown grandson who's in love with a cute vet-tech student and hunting.....I'm not sure of the exact order here. A Goth barely teen and ll year old grand son who will either be a preacher or politician as he never knows when to shut up, but falls asleep watching the science channel and I swear learns in his sleep. Great in-laws and wild deep fried turkey as well as store bought along with dressing and gravy, deviled eggs, sweet potato souffle, banana pudding (from scratch, not a can).

I'm truly blessed and very thankful.


At age 77 you'd think they would just let Willie Nelson have a little pot. By now he's earned it.

We've been engaged in a War On Drugs for over 40 years now. It has evolved from an effort to reduce drug use to a revenue enhancement department for every law enforcement agency in the country from Washington on down. You'd think by now they would realize that legalization and treatment would reduce both the usage and criminal activity.

I realize that the effects on individuals and families can be devastating, but turning such a large portion of a nations population into criminals is equally devastating, for the individuals, their families and the nation.

Besides, we've been at war on poverty for just as long and have had just as much success.
After 40 years we need to try new remedies on both problems.

Some how I get the idea that like the fight against cancer the amount of money thrown at the problem is just making some people rich at the expense of those who might have made a bad decision along the way.

I am convinced there is a better way. I don't claim to have the answers, but, we need to look in different directions.

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