Category: politics

Wherein I interview myself about the election

Me: Jennie, this is weird. Why are you interviewing yourself? Other me: I know, I know, but hasn’t this election cycle been weird already? Honestly, this is nothing compared to what’s been going on in the primaries. Me: True. Good point. Sometimes I feel like I’m watching a side show. Other me: Me too. That’s why The Circus is so good.… Read more →

Field Trip: Marco Rubio Rally

A big part of our homeschooling philosophy is to talk about everything, and that includes politics. My boys are years away from voting, but that doesn’t negate them from the conversation. Chuck and I are honest about our political views and subsequent frustrations, and we try very hard to offer them objective information about what’s going on in the political arena. You will… Read more →

Trudging along in winter, Lent, and this awful, no-good political season

Friends, we’ve been busy. It’s hard to tend to a blog when I’m writing for freelance work, writing the novel, and teaching Jeremy how to find the circumference of a circle with decimals and fractions. Thank goodness Jackson has picked up double-digit division with such ease. My brain can handle only so much math at one time. We’ve had bouts… Read more →

My problem with Facebook

Election season is officially here. I thought we had more time, but no. The bashing, the poking, the outright accusing. Such is the case for an election season, but all I really want to do is deactivate my Facebook account because we all know it’s about to get dirty. Why is that, by the way? Do we post our political… Read more →

A Debbie Downer on Election Day

I used to love politics. I used to be on fire about it. I used to watch the news and read the news and scream at the news. I used to read commentary and do research and feel like I was working towards a deeper understanding of my role in our government. I always encouraged people to vote with that quintessential language,… Read more →

Channeling Eleanor Roosevelt and Tim Gunn

Chuck and I are slowly making our way through the Ken Burns series about the Roosevelts, which we recorded while we were in Washington D.C. Last night we wrapped the episode retelling Theodore Roosevelt’s death and Eleanor’s discovery that her husband, Franklin, had been having an affair. The entirety of the series is excellent, and for someone who did a mediocre… Read more →

My View from the Fence

Facebook is slammed with updates from friends and family anticipating the end of this election season. Dude, ME TOO. Chuck and I voted last week in a half-attempt to hurry this business along, and our timing was cool since it allowed us to walk past Pat Summitt in the courthouse breezeway. Wow, is she tall. Voting (and politics) continue to… Read more →


This post could possibly have a double meaning. I could be referring to the baby shower decorations I rehung over my workspace. They are very fluffy.Or, I could be referring to the Presidential debate that occurred last night. It, too, was full of fluff. I’ll let you decide. Anyway, readers, there’s much to accomplish today. We’re moving along with school… Read more →


The weekend is almost here! Enjoy a political funny on me. No doubt you’ve read it.  xoxo – Jennie …While walking down the street one day a US senator is tragically hit by a truck and dies. His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance. “Welcome to heaven,” says St. Peter. “Before you settle… Read more →

Support the Fair Tax

How perfectly appropriate to plug the Fair Tax on Tax Day. No more hiding money, no more skirting the government, no more handing over our money while others get off scott free. Take home your whole paycheck, use prebate money to buy basic necessities, and keep the government accountable dollar for dollar. Eliminate the IRS and the entire process of… Read more →

A Whopping Three Miles

That was how long I ran today. A wee little run. And it was hard. Granted, I haven’t run in nearly three weeks but that’s only because I had to pack up one house, sell it, drive across the country and unpack another house. (It’s a little tiresome.) The disappointment I feel about the whopping three miles is mainly because… Read more →

Consider This.

Very rarely will you ever see anything political on this blog. I have my opinions, you have yours. Let’s talk about my kids instead! However, after my run this morning, I was thinking heavily about the media blame game going on regarding the attempted assassination of Rep. Giffords. I came to a resolution and offer you these two points. First,… Read more →

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