Author: LindaLee

Midday Matinee – Are You Competitive?

Some people are hyper competitive. People who ask how to win before they ask themselves if they even want to play are hyper competitive. (More) Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. Some people are competitive in one sport but play others just for fun. I am restricting my observations to sports although I think that the mentality of competition exists at work and in other games also. Some people like to play sports for the camaraderie. What brought this topic to mind was attending my...

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Midday Matinee – Election Security

Given the Russian interference in our elections, how will we know our elections are secure? (More) Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. The simple answer is paper ballots. NPR has a story with this headline, Making U.S. elections more secure wouldn’t cost much but no one wants to pay. What would it cost to protect the nation’s voting systems from attack? About $400 million would go a long way, say cybersecurity experts. It’s not a lot of money when it comes to national defense —...

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Midday Matinee – What to Think?

Yesterday was the Minneapolis Pride Parade. Prior to the parade, the spokesperson for the parade had asked police not to march with them. (More) Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. The reaction to the verdict acquitting the Falcon Heights (a St. Paul suburb) police officer Yanez of shooting Philando Castille was apparently at the heart of the request that the police not participate in the Pride Parade. Janee Harteau, the Minneapolis Chief of Police is a lesbian. She issued a statement and asked to meet...

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Midday Matinee – “I am a social liberal but…”

Most of us have heard someone start this phrase and finish it with” … “but I’m a fiscal conservative.” (More) Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. At my son’s house we have what I call porch conversations. A guy made that comment the other night. For the record, it drives me nuts. It’s like too many people have bought into the myth that the Republicans are the party of fiscal responsibility. I said, “Well for sure that makes you a Democrat then.” For the record...

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Midday Matinee – I Feel Like a Refugee

I feel like a displaced person, a refugee, who cannot return home because it is gone. I in no way would compare myself to people fleeing Syria or South Sudan. They are the real refugees. Still, I feel displaced. (More) Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. If my home is not yet gone, it is disappearing into the history books to be rewritten by the people who have taken over. What happened to the nation I helped to fight to create? What is happening to...

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