Author: LindaLee

Midday Matinee – Racism and the GOP

Most Democrats have speculated and wondered about how the GOP is appealing to the racist beliefs of their voters. New research confirms an appeal to whiteness as central to their message. (More) Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. Minnpost’s Eric Black has a column up titled, “On Trump and his support among voters with a heightened sense of white identity.” If you had even a whisper of doubt that Trump played to his base and their endangered sense of whiteness, this is jaw dropping. Past...

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Learning Language

I care for my now one year old granddaughter four days a week and the ocassional night or weekend. I am fascinated by the language acquisition process and her ability to communicate. (More) Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. Her main words at first were “Dada,” “Mama,” and “Nana.” She runs through them in that order when she wants help or attention. She may look around and see only me so she skips to “Nana.” One of her first object word was “book.” She is...

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Houston We have a Problem

Houston has a problem and it is partly geography and partly design. Probably it is too soon to bring this up, but why would the taxpayers help people rebuild in the middle of a flood and hurricane zone? All we know of climate change says this may not be a good idea.(More) Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. The Atlantic has an article on the design problems in the water management systems in Houston. Roads, parking lots, sidewalks, and other pavements, along with asphalt, concrete,...

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Thoughts on Health Care

Repeal and Replace jingoism from the Republicans should have been a lesson to Democrats. When it comes to health care details matter and people care. Health care providers care and the insurance and pharmaceutical industries care. (More) Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. I spent 35 years in Human Resources and can remember open enrollment meetings where employees came armed with very detailed questions. Even changes that offered better benefits or more choices were viewed with concern. Personally, if we could map out and explain...

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Midday Matinee – The God(s) of War

Mars, in Roman times was the god of war. The Romans were a very militaristic people. We could learn from them. The Greek god of war was Ares. (More) Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. Mars for the Romans and Ares from the Greek were the gods of war. The moons of the planet Mars are Phobos and Diemos. They are Greek names. But they were also the names of two of Mars’ children. Phobos means panic or fear. Think phobias. Diemos means terror or...

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