Wednesday, January 9, 2013


"A man does not show his greatness by being at one extremity, but rather by touching both at once."
Blaise Pascal

~~Good morning~~

This blog has never been a political forum...and it is not going to be...but I just wanted to comment on the recent events that have taken place in our country.

I'm speaking of the various news reports of communities wanting to arm every member with a firearm to protect themselves...or the various vigilante groups that believe there should be NO gun control.  Then there are the folks who think NO ONE should own a gun.....(which will never happen by the is sort of like trying to fix the problem after the horse has left the barn)....and let's not forget the folks who want EVERY gun purchase checked and registered with the government. Or how about the group who want teachers to have firearms in the classroom....the list goes on and on.

This is a critically serious problem for our country, and
I certainly don't have the answer here...but it does seem to me that as a country....we have trouble finding the MIDDLE is either ALL CHICKEN OR ALL FEATHERS.

Just me thinking out loud today.




  1. Hello Jo:
    Coming from a country where there is absolutely no tradition or culture whereby an individual owns, or indeed is permitted to own, a firearm except in very exceptional cases, it is difficult to comment on this particular aspect of life in the United States of America.

    But we do send our warmest wishes to you for a happy and peaceful 2013.

  2. "all chicken or all feathers"........I love it

  3. It's dreadful, isn't it? It seems there are those that want to send us back to the wild West.

  4. It is a huge problem. Guns are all supposed to be licensed in South Africa but you tell me how, and why, people get hi-jacked at there front gate and often shot just so a car can be stolen! All guns should be in the hands of the right people but it will never happen. Happy New Year, Diane

  5. Staying out of anything controversial... just wanted to stop by and say thanks for visiting this morning!...hope all is well with you Jo, Julie Marie

  6. Not sure quite how to respond to this one Jo except to say, if you take guns away from those who use them solely to protect their families and homes the "bad guy" will still gain access to such weapons and then how are the "Good guys" suppose to protect their families? Part of the problem is placing blame on the gun. Guns don't kill people; people kill people and this seems to be an aspect that the people in government have yet to figure out. We don't blame the car when someone gets killed by a drunk driver, why are we blaming the gun when someone goes on a rampage? It is a vicious circle ... I'm reading a book right now that pointedly states that these types of events have been going on since the late 80's early 90' why are we only just now starting to address them. Better yet, why are we addressing them in the wrong manner? Just thinking out loud.

  7. Oh my dear readers....I'm certainly not supporting one side or the other.....but it has developed into a HUGE problem in our country....and I'm just thinking out loud today.


  8. Hi Jo,
    I don't want to Ruffle any Feathers but I can't believe what is happening to our great nation! It is unbelievable what is happening lately! :(
    My heart goes out to all those that have lost loved ones this past year in senseless acts!

    Hugs and blessings to you!

  9. I hear you girl, it is a problem, everything in moderation I think, taking a leaf out of other countries who have laws that work. :)


  10. You are so right! Where is compromise today? Where is reasonableness? And why don't those people get elected?

  11. As an "outsider" I feel that you sweet ladies hardly dare comment on the dreadful situation in the US concerning availability of guns that can kill dozens in a few moments. For fear of all the vitriolic hate comments you might attract?


Your comments enrich my soul. I love hearing from you.


Mother's Day is always a bittersweet day for me.  I lost my own beautiful mother many, many years ago and miss her still. How...