Full Transcript of Michelle Obama’s Amazing Speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention

I won't say Michelle Obama's speech last night was the best speech ever, because there were many great ones that happened before I was born, and a few when I was a very small child, that I have seen or heard on recordings, but it was the best one I have ever seen live, as … Continue reading Full Transcript of Michelle Obama’s Amazing Speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention

Watch Longmire!

Everyone who appreciates good storytelling should watch Longmire, now on Netflix. It is a magnificent show, one of my absolute favorites. I was devastated when A&E cancelled it after three seasons, and thrilled when Netflix picked it up. The fourth season is currently available on Netflix, along with the first three, and fans are having … Continue reading Watch Longmire!

A Better Way to Fight Poverty

I recently read this: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/07/14/out-of-poverty-family-style/?scp=1&sq=poverty&st=cse about an organization called the Family Independence Initiative (F.I.I.) which assists people in finding their way out of poverty. F.I.I. turns on its head the usual social services model, which is very similar to the foreign assistance model frequently used in developing countries. These models offer material goods and services … Continue reading A Better Way to Fight Poverty