Las Vegas: Home to the Most Ignorant Mayor in the United States

For weeks, Mayor Carolyn Goodman has advocated reopening casinos for business! This photo was taken by the author and is a print by the artist De La Nuez owned by the author (Joyce O’Day). During the 11:00 hour today on CNN, Mayor Goodman called Anderson Cooper an alarmist when he pointed out the dangers of opening … Continue reading Las Vegas: Home to the Most Ignorant Mayor in the United States

The Trump Protest in Las Vegas

Taking On the Donald Almost a thousand of us braved the 110 degree heat yesterday to protest Trump’s visit to Las Vegas. He came to support our total tool of a Senator - Dean Heller - who is considered to have the most at-risk Senate seat. Other celebrated Republican candidates in attendance included Adam Laxalt … Continue reading The Trump Protest in Las Vegas

Ageism: The Equal Opportunity Discriminator

For the first time in a long time, I was the youngest person in the room. At age 56, this is an increasingly rare occurrence. The event that placed me in this odd situation was the first meeting I attended for the Retired Public Employees of Nevada (RPEN). This is my new retirement union, so … Continue reading Ageism: The Equal Opportunity Discriminator

Thanksgiving: A New Tradition

Cherished holiday traditions should always hold a place in our hearts, but even greater joy is found in opening ourselves to new customs and practices. As a classroom teacher, Thanksgiving was the hardest holiday to host. It was mad work to get everything done in the 24 hours between 3:00 Wednesday and 3:00 Thursday, even … Continue reading Thanksgiving: A New Tradition