I just gotta say something about revenge. Be careful when you think you are getting revenge because more often than not the person you are truly hurting is yourself. Anger is not the answer to making yourself feel better. It is like adding gasoline to an already raging fire. The best recourse when bad things happen is to find a calm place and just sit in it until you come to your senses. I wish I had done that last week. I will tell you more later when I am not so embarrassed by what I did, for revenge.

FBI Raids Senator's Home

From CNN breaking news FBI and Internal Revenue Service agents searched the Alaska home of longtime Sen. Ted Stevens on Monday amid a corruption probe that already has snared two oil-company executives and a state lobbyist. I LOVE IT! I SO enjoy corrupt politicians getting their dues.

Stevens, who is 83, the Senate's senior Republican, has been under federal investigation for a 2000 renovation project more than doubling the size of his home in Girdwood, Alaska, near Anchorage, it has been reported by the The Associated Press. Get em', boys! Could it be that corruption will someday in the distant future not be a staple of American politics? We could only dream.

Church onTV

I have something I have been wanting to say for a long time and today is a very good day to say it. There have been some really bad things going on in my life lately, things I brought on myself. But you know what? I have been watching church TV this morning and I have been touched by the spirit of God. I was saved when I was 16, but over the years, even though I have always believed in God and professed a spiritual life, I haven't come anywhere close to living one. That changes today. I am ready to start reaping some good things rather than self destruction.  God bless you all, and thank you Lord for saving me, yet again.

Romance Update

This is the perfect day to update you on the new guy I met. It will be two weeks tomorrow and we are in love. I know that sounds crazy, we both think so too, but we also both haven't felt this way about someone since we were teenagers. I met his niece last night and he said she really liked me. He, Jimmy is his name, is very family oriented, so that means a lot for me to have been given the stamp of approval by his favorite niece. I haven't been happy in so very long. I feel lucky and blessed.

It's About Damn Time

A judge on Monday approved a $660 million settlement between the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles and more than 500 alleged victims of clergy abuse, the largest payout yet in the nationwide sex abuse scandal.  Thank GOD!

This scandal changed my view of the Catholic church when all of it came about. I am sure it did many of yours too. But at least justice has been served, even if so many young boys' innocence can never be returned.

Lady Bird Johnson Dies

I am listening to the 5 o'clock news as I work and I just heard that Lady Bird Johnson, former first lady and wife of President Lyndon Baines Johnson, has died. I was a teenager when Johnson was in office, and though I never cared for him, mostly due to the damn fact that he became president only because our precious JFK was murdered, I did admire Lady Bird. I am a Texan and so were they and she did a lot of good things in her time in office. Rest in peace, oh Lady Bird.

More on Love

I feel the compulsion to keep you abreast of this new relationship I have decided to take on. Yes, maybe that sounds like a job, but a relationship really is, if you want it to work. I ought to know, I've failed enough to hopefully have learned something helpful!

He called me at noon and I told him how I couldn't stop thinking about him. He said he couldn't either and will be over when he gets off work. I love it. Being alone really sucks.

The Dance of Love

As I said yesterday, I met someone that I really like. But it occurred to me this morning, when I called him to tell him that I was thinking about him, and he didn't say he had been thinking about me too, that there is an art to the beginning of a romance, rules to go by, a dance of sorts, where one partner cannot lead more than the other. There must be a tandem, a fit that works perfectly, not too fast nor too slow. It's kind of like playing poker, this new love thing. You can't reveal your hand too soon and you must never put all your cards on the table until the dealing is done.

Love is in the Air

If someone had told me six months ago that I would be feeling like a giddy school girl over a boy I'd have told them they were nuts. But that is exactly what is happening. It is a mutual crush and the desire and passion is something I don't think I have ever felt. This getting older thing has it's rewards, let me tell you. Romance takes on a whole new dimension, for one thing.