This is the place and time to be sending positive energy, thoughts, and prayers towards the family of the victim and the staff and students of that middle school. If you are truly selfish enough to turn this into a personal rant about governmental policies or religion: Shame. On. You.
Bella has gone way beyond the minimal three-tasks required of a service animal. She has saved my life. My world used to be secluded, shades down, and not leaving the house. Now, I can go to college and accomplish my dream of a Michigan degree.
In theory, government regulation of prostitution would create a safe, profitable environment where women, and some men, can cater to the carnal desires of humanity without fear of abuse or discrimination. They would have a union that would protect and fight for their rights. They would have access to proper health care, and wouldn’t have to go through a pimp to earn their living. In reality, as anyone can see, it doesn’t quite work out like that.
It’s rare that I will actually watch a t.v. show without also writing a paper, sending e-mails, or trying (and failing) to read a book for class. And even if I’m not on my computer, I am texting someone on my phone. Commuting to and from school is the perfect time for phone calls, right? And why shouldn’t I study for class while I am on the elliptical at the gym? Killing two birds with one stone isn’t a crime.
Kristen Golembiewski: It’s entirely too easy to play the blame game in Detroit. There’s the mayor, nearing the end of his first (and possibly only) term, who promised progress but has been slow to deliver.
Anonymous: I do not know why people insist on washing their feet in the sink when there is a very nice footbath just a few feet down the hall.
Kristen Golembiewski: Over the break, I attended a party where somehow, the topic turned to vaccines. Many of those in attendance seemed to hold the idea that vaccines were not only dangerous, but they were unnecessary.
Maryanne Rafka: What is it with people (mostly white and male and religious) who think it’s okay to go around telling gay people that there’s something wrong with them?