Types of people


I think I need to add a new type of person to the already designated A type and B type, etc. I am an LMM type. This stands for “loosing my mind“. You don’t have to be old to be this type of a person. You can be any age, any age that can reason. However, along with this ability to determine what is reality versus stupidity, comes the loss of one’s mind, the forgetfulness.

Yesterday, for the first time ever, I left my car running (but didn’t lock the door) while we attended a doctor visit. We come out of the office and I stick my hand in my pocket and no keys. Hmmm!. I ran to the car and it is still running. The mind is a fragile thing.

That’s one manifestation of being an LMM type person. The other is hearing something, or seeing something, and wondering “what were they thinking?” Take the recent news item about Gretzky’s wife and Rick Tocchet thinking about suing for $50M because it was leaked that they had a role in gambling. Duh! If they were involved in betting on sports, they are guilty. But then, our society allows for such things to happen. Even though you are guilty (perhaps), you have the right to sue for something ridiculous. Gee! Why didn’t former President Richard Nixon sue because of the Watergate leaks?

Take a stand


Well, today was my day for calling my representatives and ask them to support to very important issues. I asked Senators Spector and Santorum and Representative Weldon to support:

1. NetNeutrality
2. No drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

I also signed a petition I want my MPG.

You can do the same thing. Make your voice heard.
Tell Congress that you want the Arctic Refuge to remain pristine

Graduation


This past Saturday was a big day for my oldest daughter Tabitha (and for me, too). She graduated from Widener University, receiving her BA in Government and Politics and Psychology. This was an interesting combination of majors. But I guess you need to know my daughter to understand this. I was very, very proud of her, especially when I saw her accept her degree. She may not think we are proud of her, but we really are. I am also very pleased that she will be returning to Widener in the fall to obtain her Master of Education in Counseling. I hope this leads her to the goals she has set for herself.

I got a few pictures. If you click on this one tabitha, it will take you to my photo album where you can view some additional graduation pictures, as well as everything in my album.

CBHTF Update


Well, it has been a while since we last heard from CBHTF (Children’s Behavioral Health Task Force). Because of my disorganization, as well as my swinging into depressive/not-caring moods, I thought I missed an opportunity to comment upon the first draft of the report I worked on for the DPW (PA Department of Public Welfare). Why do I say this? Well, I received the draft on April 26 with a note to respond with any comments by May 1. Then the other day, I received the report that was sent to a bunch of people in the PA state department and appropriate organizations.

Any way, I decided to start reading the 91-page document yesterday and sent in some comments, even though they were late. I still feel that I am a part of this task force and will until the ideas and suggestions by us are accomplished by the state of Pennsylvania.

I will continue reading the massive document and submit additional comments where appropriate.

Save the Internet


There has always been a desire by many to control things, everything. We do need to be able to control and manage things to avoid chaos. Management and organization is good. When it comes to the Internet, a free space for all to enjoy and use, I have concerns. Freedom of speech is paramount. We don’t want to give up this freedom or have anyone take it away from us. However, we need to use this freedom judiciously and without malice.

I have children and am very concerned about safety on the Internet. However, this does not mean that we need Big Brother to control this and therefore loose one of most precious freedoms – freedom of speech.

How do we do this? I don’t have an answer but we need to look at organizations like MoveOn.org to help us with this. So, I recommend that you become a concerned citizen. I recommend that you do something. I recommend you make yourself as knowledgeable as you can about this issue. I recommend that you sign the petition at MoveOn.org by clicking on the “Save The Net” image in the left sidebar.