Stop Pointing At The Other Guy!

There is no doubt that our nation’s economics are in a huge mess.  In an effort to prevent another Great Depression, our government wants to use up to $700Billion (or more) of taxpayer money to buy up “bad” mortagages and debt. An article describing the fiasco in today’s Dallas Morning News summed it up this way: The action amounts to a massive bailout of banks and other investors that lowered their standards to make loans to borrowers who wouldn’t ordinarily qualify for a home loan. Congress has the administration’s brief, 3-page proposal and is apparently gearing up to add many … Continue reading Stop Pointing At The Other Guy!

“Who Did It?”

“Who did it?” Those were my dad’s famous words every time my brother or I got ourselves into a mess.  It was his way of forcing us to fess up and take responsibility for our actions, whether they were intentional or accidents.  I am so grateful for his and for my mom’s leadership in this because it shaped me into the person I am today. Unfortunately, many in our American culture don’t ascribe to the same philosophy.  When bad things happen, it’s somebody else’s fault.  I saw this over and over when I taught in both public and private schools.  … Continue reading “Who Did It?”