I'm married and bored and met this woman online.
Herb in Chicago
I rarely mince words over relationships
and simply offer this: Don't ever leave the one you love
for the one you like, because the one you like will always
leave you for the one they love.
Dear Dr. Jones,
What's happening to the Supreme Court? I'm queer
and scared to death.
Elections have consequences and, unfortunately,
George W. Bush won the last one (I'm still not sure who won
the one before that). To the winner goes the spoils and, therefore,
it's up to the prez to nominate Supreme Court justices.
At the same time and you might not
believe what I'm about to say I side with the prez
on this one. It reminds me of the old saying about
a broken clock being right twice a day: the country could
probably do a lot worse than a Chief Justice Roberts.
Sure, he's conservative (um, what were you
expecting?) but at least Mr. Roberts has had jobs other than
running a glorified horse barn. He certainly seems to have
a brain. He might even have a heart.
I hold my breath, however, waiting to see
the next nominee. You should be scared.
Want improvement? Get off that sofa and start
a grassroots movement. Make sure the '08 election has a different
result. And, no, it's not too early!
Will these hurricanes change things for the
better? If yes, how long will it take?
But the how and the when are up to us. In
other words, don't expect this government to swoop in like
some benevolent superhero savior. I mean, who starts a war
then takes a five-week vacation? A million presidential photo
ops in Louisiana won't make up for the let-them-eat-cake response
in Katrina's immediate wake. And that's indicative of what's
In fact, what the situation really calls
for is watching all those billions like a hawk.
Beyond that, the human spirit is amazingly
resilient. All it needs is a sliver of hope then watch
what happens. Better yet, find a way to get yourself involved
on this one, too.