"I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power." ― Thomas Jefferson, Letters of Thomas Jefferson 
As a constituent of Mitt Romney, I stand proud next to my Senator. He represented the ethics of the people of Utah and the Intermountain West. He understood his vote was not a political one, but an ethical one. Yes, Romney, does not have the backing of the  Republican party. They shunned, mocked, and isolated him, but Abraham Lincoln gave "Mit" an 'atta' boy. 
I wrote to Senators Romney and Lee three times on" Each time Senator Romney answered me. More importantly he listened to me and others in his state. Why? Romney truly listens to all Utahns and his o…

Thanksgiving: Celebrating the Goodness in All

Celebrating: Goodness in All

Franklin D.Roosevelt, on October 31,1939, signed a presidential proclamation fixing the Thanksgiving holiday to the last Thursday in November. He standardized the holiday's date when he signed a joint resolution of Congress, on December 26, 1941 changing the national Thanksgiving Day from the last Thursday in November to the fourth Thursday. The holiday continues on each year on as prescribed. 

This holiday's recognition continued through wars, a presidential assassinations, internal and external political protests, terrorists' bombings and random, senseless shootings. We prepare this week to sit with our family and friends and give thanks. 

Yes, turbulence exists and madness seems to reign relentlessly throughout solid institutions. Yet, we need to remember our willingness some 80 years after FDR's first proclamation to give thanks. 

Give some thought about thankfulness this year. The litany includes health, jobs, food, the ability to speak ou…

Save This Country

This posting reflects my need for civility and sensibility in politics. Our country used to be a standard bearer of truth in real time, kindness to all, and responsive to those treated unjustly.

As our political parties begin to hone down their sea of candidates, please take note. This ad reminds us who we are as Americans.

Take three minutes it takes to listen to this woman's point of view:

Review: Dragonfly in Amber

Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My husband gave this book to me as a Christmas present a few years ago. The size of the print kept me from tackling this tome. Lately, I have had some time on my hands and this read became a project. I confess it became an obsession.

Dian Gabaldon is a master of imagery. The book goes beyond the television series. As you read this second book in the series of sixteen, you become immersed with life and times of even the minor characters. There were many nights that turned into early mornings as I pour over the pages of this book.

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Review: Deep Harbor

Deep Harbor by Fern Michaels
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I enjoyed the suspense and the details that Fern Michaels used in this book. The story is riveting and kept me up early each morning to read it. The ending went flat for me, but I was looking for a quirky ending. Enjoy it. It was a "Good Read."

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This is my first read of a Stuart Woods book. I enjoyed it. This book needs to be read with a glass of wine or whiskey. Some of the scenes seem fantastic, but of course, the main character is very rich. Enjoy! It is a "Good Read."

Review: Run Away

Run Away by Harlan Coben
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is one of the best thrillers I have read in years. It does pepper the story with frivolity. It keeps the read focused on the story line and the main character. Thank you Mr. Coben for a "Great Read!"

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