Carol Foley's Blog – December 2011 Archive (3)

2011 In Hind Sight

What a year for me.

I'm sure the rest of the world had it's ups and downs, it was one of those years where I simply couldn't avoid the news (no matter how hard I actively try to) and I am a worse person for it.

So I am told.

My atheism became very personal to me this year. How could it not be? Family and friends alike have accused me of moral inferiority because I don't bow to imaginary friends.

Religion truly offends me, but I don't try to start arguments, I just…

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Added by Carol Foley on December 31, 2011 at 4:41pm — 2 Comments

An Open Letter to My Generation

Dear Children Born in the 1980's,

I am writing to tell you that we are finding ourselves in a very interesting position. In less than a decade the oldest of us will be eligible to run for president of the U.S. The youngest of us are in their twenties, they can buy alcohol and cigarettes and are no longer at the age where doing so is an act of rebellion.

Truth be told, we're getting too old to qualify for "youthful rebellion" and have moved into the realm of being furious…

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Added by Carol Foley on December 8, 2011 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

My Mother Taught my Son to Pray

I haven't felt angry in a while, I mean I've been annoyed and stuff, but nothing has really poked at the white hot rage center in about two months.

Except this one thing...

My mother is living with us until later this month, how this came about is a long convoluted story, but ultimately she is living in the house my husband and I are paying rent on.

I have a three year old son, and he is simply fantastic, he's bright and funny and loving. I am constantly amazed at his…

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Added by Carol Foley on December 4, 2011 at 10:39pm — No Comments

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