A young college student was sexually assaulted and strangled by a man on probation. She was then left in the back of her family’s KIA. And Trump sends out a tweet of his head photoshopped on Rockys airbrushed body. He’s the President of the United States?
Is it foolish to wonder if we will ever have a President who could console or reassure that girls family? Or must we settle fr tweets and photoshopped images as Vets freeze in cardboard boxes, and kids are gunned down in the streets? We are better than this- aren’t we?
It’s Sunday night, and I’m in a crowded grocery store parking lot…on a Sunday night?
The aisles are narrow. Carts with angry scowls attached to them line up behind us as soon as we roll past the sliding glass doors. No time to stop. There’s no room. Thank goodness, the carts don’t have horns. Can you believe she’s rolling and talking on the phone? She’s going to hurt someone in frozen foods.
For a moment, I’m distracted by the Christmas cookies from Matt’s: holiday coffee creamers; and boxes of holiday wrapping paper. Already?! I grumbled to the cashier about it being too soon to think about Xmas . She tilted her head to the right, stared at me and said, ” this ain’t nothing- they start Halloween in July.”
Up until November 1, all I heard about from anxious parents and school counselors was how important it was for my son to turn in his college application by 11/01. Nothing else mattered or forget about his future!
And then at 12:01 AM on November 2, we started receiving notices from numerous colleges, ” Great news! We’ve extended the deadline 3-5 days more. Seriously? Are you kidding me?
Perhaps they will extend the same courtesy when students fail to finish their papers by the due date?