Since my husband taught school, we didn't have excessive amounts of extra money. Actually, I didn't really understand the concept of extra money - but that is a different topic. To support his first income, he pumped septic tanks after work, weekends and summers. He repeated whenever the opportunity arose, "I don't know which is the shittier job, teaching or pumping sewage." He really cracks himself up.
The classic novel, Atlas Shrugged, written in 1957 by Ayn Rand, weaves philosophy into a text that provokes questions. The author scatters quotes throughout the story that required me to analyze my principles and when applied to current events, challenged me to confront reality and check the premises of my beliefs.
Watching dogs play reminds me there is hope for mankind - well, dogkind - if that is a word. When I watch the acceptance, understanding, and love shared by woman's best friend, my heart swells with the knowledge that we will overcome the divisiveness in our world.
Parents want the best for their children. From the moment a baby is born planning begins. In truth, for many preparations commence the minute they realize a new life lives within them. Mothers modify their diets; I knew a father who bought a crib the day he found out his wife was pregnant. We can all agree it is a special time.