Canned Response

This week’s odd news is about a school principal fighting back against school violence. Headline: Principal: Let Students Hurl Canned Food at  Intruders  The principal at Burns Middle School thinks lockdown procedures practiced by most schools are too passive. Instead of hiding, she wants students to throw weaponized canned vegetables at armed intruders. A letter home … Continue reading Canned Response


Ban the Bananas

I’m starting a new feature today – Odd News Monday. In point of fact, I believe every day to be odd news day – and Mondays doubly so. Odd news is sometimes the only section I read in the paper and even the regular news seems very odd to me. Even the reporters can’t always … Continue reading Ban the Bananas

Have Gun, Will Vote for Gun Control

Ok all of you gun owners out there, let’s start with some relaxation exercises. Breathe. Don’t panic, your guns are safe; snuggled up warm in your gun safe with all the other little calibers. Are you calm? Good. Now, let’s talk. Gun control has always been a sticky subject in our house. My husband’s British … Continue reading Have Gun, Will Vote for Gun Control

To-Weed or Not To-Weed

I have mixed feelings about the government legislating for my own good. We all do things that aren't good for us. I can legally grow hemlock in my back garden that I could (hypothetically) use to kill my husband when he annoys me, but I can't legally grow marijuana which would keep me calm enough … Continue reading To-Weed or Not To-Weed