It’s not easy, like Sunday Morning

As I catch up on my Sunday morning social media updates, news and posts about kittens and baby elephants being saved, I’m reminded that in my adopted home (the land of the free), there are still so many people who are willingly engaging in a hateful discourse about groups of people. I’m a believer in […]

Submission to Australian Inquiry Relating to Marriage

I missed the deadline (damn timezones) for submitting my comments relating to the Australian Senate Inquiry, so I decided to post it here. Committee Secretary Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee PO Box 6100 Parliament House Canberra ACT 2600 By email: legcon.sen@aph.gov.au Subject: The matter of a popular vote, in the form of a plebiscite […]

Aussie, aussie, aussie … oi! oi! bully!

Growing up, we lived our life fairly simply. I didn’t realize that at the time, but I’ve come to appreciate that the summers were a time to be outside playing with your friends, reading a good book out in the back yard under the plum trees, and walking to the fish and chip shop for […]

Hypocrites, traitors, oh my

What I’ve learned from reading the variety of commentary on the blogs, Facebooks and Twitters is that the SCOTUS will make decisions that some people agree with, and others don’t. To criticize the court for a decision on marriage, is the same to criticize the court for allowing corporations to inject money into politics (Citizens […]

dignity in the eyes of the law

From the majority decision of the Supreme Court of the United States written by Justice Kennedy: No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners […]