Just the other day, I overheard someone stating they didn’t have the time to read, due to being busy with school and work.
I was a little hard pressed due partly to the fact that working a full-time job, being a mother and a wife I still manage to pick up a book at least a few nights a week. And if it is one that particularly strikes my fancy, I will make extra time to read.
During the month of October we recognize a variety of different areas — domestic abuse, breast cancer, bullying and even books. October is National Book Month.
As I celebrated another birthday on Wednesday, it was a time for reflection about the people of my generation.
To give a ballpark figure for my age, I’ll just say it was 1998 when I graduated from college.
During my grade-school years, our whole school joined hands and sang “We are the World,” and certain forms of discipline must still have been acceptable in the classroom. Each time a kid got called to the principal’s office, we assumed they were getting paddled. I recall my third-grade teacher punishing students by making them sit up on their knees in front of their desks or standing with their nose against their locker.
Rural areas have become popular tourist destinations. People want to get away from their rushed life styles and relax in a slower paced environment. They also want to learn how to do agriculture related activities like milk the cow, plow the field and harvest the garden.
Without driving an issue into the ground, we now have seemingly survived the shutdown at the federal level. The purpose of today’s comments is not to attack the Affordable Care Act. I am simply commenting on the state of affairs in Washington and to a lesser extent in Baton Rouge. There is too much bitter partisanship. Elected officials should be “partisan” to the taxpayers.