Drawing the Line on Government Intervention

I’m writing in response to Word Press’ Daily Post Writing Challenge about “The State of the State.” The question was posted today, March 25th, “Where do you draw the line between a reasonable government attempt to maintain stability or solve a problem and an unnecessary infringement on your decisions?” Interesting question; this is right up my alley. NYC…

Tourist Season in Washington

Here we go again. It’s mid-March and the sidewalks are filling up with khakis and fanny packs already. Just yesterday during my lunch break, I was pushing my way through a group of tie-dyed teenagers on the sidewalk by my office. I overheard one of them say to her friend, “Oh my gosh! We are…

Travel for Tolerance

There are few things in life that I loathe more than blatant ignorance with a side of prejudice. It never ceases to amaze me that people can live their whole lives without so much as a thought about how anyone else may choose to live theirs. As I mentioned in my post, The Beauty of…

Let Them Make Art

I hated art class when I was in school. I’m talking about that class that you had to take in middle school where the teacher made you draw things. I never got it. I remember my teacher saying to me once, “Can’t you see the circles in that painting? Draw circles and then you can…