Why I Hyphenate my Name


Why I Chose to Hyphenate my Name (After 6 Years of Marriage)

Choosing what to do about last names when a couple gets married is often a stressful
situation. Whose name will you pick? Will you hyphenate? Will this become a competition for
“best name”? Is it even worth potentially fighting over it? For me, it wasn’t an easy decision.
When I got married, I took my husband’s last name with no discussion, that was a mistake. But
after six years of marriage, here are the reasons that I finally decided to hyphenate:

It Symbolizes How Our Marriage Should Be

Stay Away Irma


As the humanitarian disaster continues in Texas following Hurricane #Harvey, Irma comes along headed for #TheUS East coast. Meanwhile, forecasters are predicting #TheLaborDayWeekend to be hot and dry in the West, cool and some rain in the East.

Out in the Atlantic, Irma went from a tropical storm to major hurricane over a 12-hour span this week and is headed toward landfall on the east coast of the US after it passes north of #PuertoRico and #Haiti, #TheDominican Republic, though one model shows #Cuba in its path. Looks like a powerful and durable storm.

1M Worth of Lies


Lies can be extremely dangerous, depending on the context. Especially, when an elected leader accuses his predecessor of wiretapping during the elections, and after money, time and energies are wasted, officials announce the accusations are false.

After months of empty lies, US Justice Department officials have confirmed what many already knew. There is absolutely no proof of accusations about President Obama wiretapping. Big mouths are just that, they grandstand with false narratives in hopes folks will forget about it the BS later.

Where's EPA?


Where are the necessary EPA officials? Are they missing in action after Texas floods? Americans need to be monitoring this very closely as fears grow of pollution from oil refineries after #HurricaneHarvey. There are flooded toxic waste sites and a burning plant full of secret chemicals. WTF?

AP: Toxic Waste Sites Flooded http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/national-international/Toxic-Waste-Sit...

You're The Boss


Begin with baby steps... An infant is a more formal term for a "Baby", the very young offspring of any proud human being. I know, I have kids and grandchildren.

We've heard that all a baby does is eat, pi, poop, cry, and sleep. It may sound simple, but chances are it won't be that way all the time, or ever. Knowing what to expect from our newborns will make our first days together with them a little less overwhelming, or at least we can try.

But remember that ultimately, baby needs to adapt to your schedule and not the other way around.

Dueling Deans


Duels were once decided with lethal weapons. These deal with facts, and rule of law of our US Constitution.

On one side, we have esteemed educator, litigator, and legal scholar Erwin Chemerinsky who serves as Dean of Berkeley Law and was the founding dean of UC Irvine School of Law, a position he’s held for the past nine years. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erwin_Chemerinsky

On the opposing side, we have former US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, who is a high-ranking Hispanic American in executive government and serves as Dean of Belmont University Law School in Tennessee.

Who Showed The Sheriff?


Who shoved, or showed the sheriff that it was time to move on? The title evokes icons from John Wayne to Andy Griffith to Bart from Blazing Saddles to Woody from Toy Story. https://youtu.be/OPe2hXSTTPU https://youtu.be/MnASBk2BJRo https://youtu.be/IZT7xLjxuhs https://youtu.be/wbkojrVKj-s https://youtu.be/qsYzKtnvHfs ''I Shot The Sheriff'' https://youtu.be/JpFw-tI_JpI

Dreamers' Rude Awakening


The DREAM Act is an American legislative proposal for a multi-phase process for alien minors inside the USA that would first grant conditional residency and upon meeting further qualifications, permanent residency.

Sleepless nights for dreamers may soon become a daily occurrence if the early riser inside The Whitehouse has his way as Dreamers of seeing their hopes dashed.

Trump may rescind ‘Dreamer’ immigration program as early as today http://cnb.cx/2ep4pKG

Tech industry fights Trump over DACA, DREAMer protection program https://usat.ly/2gmtHtd

US Tax Scam


Why is the average US household’s 2016 tax bite was $10,489, a whopping 41 percent more than just three years earlier? Americans shelled out just $7,203 for food and $1,803 for clothing on average, a total of just $9,006. Folks that translates to double digits less than taxes paid.

Are BLS figures pointing to American families increasingly being taxed, while rich people and corporations?
Consumer Expenditure Survey https://www.bls.gov/cex/

Trump says his tax reform plan is good for the little guy—it’s not http://bit.ly/2wMnZex

Far Away Folks Forgotten?


Has the world forgotten that we are all connected much closer than we realize? We hear all about #Houston, but not much about floods and landslides that have killed hundreds in #Africa #Macau and #South Asia.

Our hearts go out to all the people who are suffering everywhere on earth. Global warming is serious and we're all in this together, folks. It's one planet for all the people of the world.

Thousands die in floods in Africa and Asia as climate change worsens http://bit.ly/2wsY7BQ

41 million people have been affected by monsoon floods across South Asia http://aje.io/8nr5t

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