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No Wonder We’re All Pissed Off!

In a recent training class, the facilitator, a college professor, said that in today’s world you have to have credentials- letters after your name- to get ahead. At the same time state and federal governments are cutting money spent on education, particularly higher education, making tuition horribly expensive and a massive debt load guaranteed. This … Continue reading

Just an Ordinary Day…

I had a job interview today. Job interviews are a source of stress for me, starting with deciding what to wear. I usually choose the conservative black skirt with a top and jazz it up a bit with a belt. It’s not really my style, but I have to be mindful of the message the … Continue reading

Repeal and Replace and a Big Dose of Reality

I feel despondent. Congress is determined to pass a bill that impacts health care availability. My health care availability. Oh, the impact to me won’t be so obvious. I have health insurance now through my current employer, and said employer is unlikely to discontinue health insurance coverage. I won’t be needing maternity care. I don’t … Continue reading

All Things Equal…

Hello. I am Hissy Fit Jones. As a cat who started life homeless, I have a certain affinity for my fellow cats and dogs who do not have a home where they are cared for and loved. Things are better for us animals than they used to be. Back in the day, 12-20 million of … Continue reading

So I Have This Idea…

I spent several days in Memphis. My current employer decided to send a contingency from the center of the state west to work on a project. So I spent three nights in the Crowne Plaze in downtown Memphis. By the way, it was OK, but I don’t recommend you stay there. It’s never a good … Continue reading

“We’re All Sick of It”

I donate blood through the American Red Cross. You can tell when it’s time to give again because they bug the shit out of me with daily calls and emails until I sign up to give. They caught me this weekend and convinced me to donate at a local blood drive that was held yesterday. … Continue reading

Conservatives, Liberals, and the Rest of Us

When I was a little girl I was told that if I just worked hard, I’d be rewarded for my efforts. I’ll bet you learned that lesson too. Little did we know it was all bullshit.  We worked harder and harder, but our wages didn’t match the cost of living, so we were losing. Then … Continue reading

Bet Ya Don’t Read the Entire Blog Post!

Did you see this photo?  Now before you get all defensive, let’s keep it 100% here. The current president garnered 53% of the white woman vote. That’s despite his comments about grabbing women by the pussy (Saying the word pussy is the reason some women have used to dis the march. If our president can be vulgar, why can’t … Continue reading

Living with Cats

I talked about how Rumpy is such a comfort to me since the election. But there are also cats that live in this home who are keeping me on the straight and narrow. I don’t have time to wallow in anger and hurt; I have two elderly cats with hyperthyroidism who are always hungry and … Continue reading

My Dog

Much is changing with our new president making sure he returns us to 1950s America. But there is one who is not affected by it all. My dog. Rumpy still lies at the foot of my bed each night, and at my feet whenever I’m home. Rumpy still walks the perimeter of our yard each … Continue reading

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