Ca school district sued over yoga classes

A family has brought a law suit against the Encinitas, Ca school district over a yoga program. You can read the AP article here. The lawsuit claims that these classes violate the separation between church and state. Why? Because yoga’s origins come from Hinduism; and this is true. So, the question is this: are the…

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No respect for life

By now, most people have heard of Trayvon Martin the teenager who was shot and killed by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman. If you haven’t, read the here and here. Initially, it seems police there were just going with his word that he shot in self-defense. However, after the release of the 911 recordings (where…

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Interesting article on friendship

I really wanted to write a post about friendship after I read this NYT blog post about female friendships. However, I haven’t had time to get my thoughts together on it. So, stay tuned for that tomorrow.

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Occupy PDX

Looks like Occupy Portland’s days are numbered. Portland Mayor Sam Adams says they need to vacate the areas they have take up residence in (Chapman and Lownsdale Squares in down PDX) by this Sunday, according to the Willamette Week. I’ve had really mixed feelings about Occupy Portland because I support the ideas behind it. I…

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So mom gets a pass?

By now, everyone has read about or seen the video of Judge William Adams and his wife Hallie beating their 16-year old daughter, Hillary, for illegally downloading music. It is a very difficult video to watch. The video was secretly filmed by Hillary seven years ago and she claims she is showing it now so…

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Liebster Awards

My German is really rusty…actually it’s nonexistent. BUT, I recently learned the word for “friend” in German: “liebster”. Where am I going with this, you ask? I’ve just been awarded The Liebster Blog Award, granted to us bloggers with fewer than 200 followers to help spread the word about our labors of love. My benefactress…

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Skagit child abuse case

All the world’s problems would resolve themselves if people would just start treating their children with dignity and respect. But we are a long way off from that. I just read a story about an Skagit County (Washington State) couple accused of killing their adopted Ethiopian daughter by child abuse. Her body was found in…

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