lookie, it’s the sign of a new year

Who can blame us? 2017 was not a banner year. Between Sideshow Don (the yu-u-u-u-u-u-u-u-u-ugest, most destructive man-made disaster ever in recorded history), the GOP, hurricanes, mass shootings, the loss of Mary Tyler Moore, and so much more, we’ve taken a long and relentless beating. On the plus side, there’s Robert Mueller and ... um, … Continue reading lookie, it’s the sign of a new year


ooh, here’s a thought

Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind. ― Mary Ellen Chase It isn't original and it isn't mine, but it's heartfelt and genuine. That should count for something, right? Have a terrific Christmas, everyone. copyright © 2017 little ittys

: shopping for hope :

I hate the grocery store, it’s exhausting. Yet I suck it up and make the trek on a semi-regular basis, albeit grudgingly. Grocery shopping belongs in the same category as bus travel, a mind-numbing, time-consuming inconvenience. On this particular morning, however, the grocery store was atypically restorative. As I scanned my purchases at the check … Continue reading : shopping for hope :

um, that isn’t a tax cut

Let’s be clear. The Republican ‘tax cut’ isn’t a tax cut; it isn’t tax reform; it isn’t an overhaul or economic stimulus or job creation. It’s a redistribution of wealth. In starker language, it’s the rape of America, a craven power move to show who’s in charge. Simple as that. Forcible, nonconsensual, frenzied, and carried … Continue reading um, that isn’t a tax cut

it’s thanksgiving, dress accordingly

And I don’t mean the turkey; I mean you. Let’s all just be sensible and avoid ruining this lovely holiday with a careless choice of clothes. Think about the consequences of your selections. Buttons, you know, are not our friends; they’re latent projectiles. As are snaps, zippers, rhinestones, rivets, hook and eye fasteners, any clothing device … Continue reading it’s thanksgiving, dress accordingly