Born and bred a Southern lady. Degree in nursing and 20 years of classical piano. Two grown children and two gorgeous grandkids. Also two Shih Tzu doggies, the light of my life! Buddhist. A life-long card-carrying, flaming, hard-core, opinionated, liberal/progressive Democrat...and proud of it! Favorite quotation: "When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross." Sinclair Lewis

The Miracle

I wanted to tell all of you here of the miracle, a miracle that I believe you all helped to bring about. Most of you are aware of my sister's...

Campaign Finance Reform Revisited

My very first effort at writing here on PlanetPOV was about this subject, one that I believe to be of vital importance to the future of our democracy. After...

The High Costs of Private Contractors

I found this article by David Isenberg over at HP and thought it was something we all should be aware of. Mr. Isenberg has written extensively on private...

The Best Christmas Gift

Christmas is a secular holiday for me. I guess it's tradition that keeps me looking forward to it every year...the tree, the lights, and the smells of cinnamon...

Democracy DOA, Killed by the Supreme Court

I have been writing about this subject since I first heard about it earlier in the year. In my opinion, this is one of the most important and...

A Reckoning Long Overdue

A Reckoning Long Overdue

The Real Cost of War

Kindle review

I just read Pepe's article about his daughter reading the Oz books and thought I would share something neat with all you beautiful people here on the Planet. I just...

Campaign Finance Reform

Corporate "personhood" is endangering our democracy. Corporate lobbyists write many of our laws, not to benefit the American taxpayer, but for the benefit of the big corporations and banks.