In-your-face stuff from an opinionated
rural north Idaho housewife.
Patrice, while it won't surprise you that I'm in complete agreement with what you wrote in 'The Burned Hand Teaches Best,' let me also hasten to add that I think this is one of the best examples I've seen yet of your writing talents. It's good, girl. Really good. Crisp, tight and filled with stirring imagery. Keep it up, you cow-milker, you. I feel safe in saying I think all of us here are really proud of you.A. McSp
Awwww - thanks! I mean it, too!Actually, I can't take full credit for that column. My wonderful husband (who is also my first line of defense editor) helped a whole lot with this one.- Patrice
Patrice,Once again I find myself nodding in agreement to the computer. Although you don't know me, I sometimes read your blogs and wish that you and Enola were my neighbors (except for the whole snow thing.) Having been raised in the city, I have so very much to learn. Thanks for being willing to write it all down.Blessings,Tanya M. (Florida)
LOL Tanya - I couldn't handle the heat of Florida! I wither away in hot weather and bloom in the cold. To each his own, I suppose.Keep learning. It's a fun process and hopefully you won't make as many mistakes as we did along the way.- Patrice
The Redundant Feller strikes again!Yesssss!I'm all..like....wicked sick, Dude!!Translation: valley-speak for 'Very well done, sir!'A. McSp
Great article! Shared it on FB. Keep up the good work, which is comendable, with all the other stuff going on in your lives these days!-- Mark C.Prior Lake, MN
Right to Nothing article... It's interesting that homelessness following a financial hardship is not differentiated from homelessness due to a lifestyle choice. Then, how many homeless resulting from financial hardship fully explored in-between options rather than going from all to nothing? Did they wait until the last minute to get rid of the Lexus payments? Were they too proud to consider living in a trailer park? Sharing an apartment? I'd bet that the money spent in 6 months' McHouse mortgage and Cable TV payments would buy an acre of land and a big pile of lumber.It's easy to think the homeless are a tragedy resulting from bad financial times, if your concept of that state is only considering the McHouse ownership. Homesteading was a technique used to start with a little and build up AS YOU COULD AFFORD IT. If you can only conceive of signing a mortgage for a 30 year financial commitment that is unsupported by today's employment landscape and trends toward part-time and temp employment, then that's asking to be disappointed.