Big Brother

Does anyone remember reading Orwell’s “1984”? In high school, I and my fellow students were shocked such a thing as described in the book could ever actually happen, right? Guess what? It’s happening right now in 2017. If you haven’t read the book, (Big Brother) or don’t remember it, it’s time to reread.

Here is the list of words the Trump Administration is banning from the CDC’s budget proposals for 2018: fetus, transgender, science-based, evidence-based, vulnerable, entitlement, and diversity.
Excuse me, but what was the 1st Amendment all about? Is this even legal? It’s certainly not ethical. Talk about “abridging freedom of speech.”

If you want to read the full article, here’s the link.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/cdc-gets-list-of-forbidden-words-fetus-transgender-diversity/2017/12/15/f503837a-e1cf-11e7-89e8-edec16379010_story.html?utm_term=.1c64bd9ae966

I’m flabbergasted, and yet I’m not. This is just another in the long list of attacks on our Republic, and a citizen’s right to unbiased, transparent, fair government.

Here’s some wisdom I’m learning this week. Recovery goes slower when you’re older.

I love getting Christmas/holiday cards. Such a treat to hear from friends that I don’t hear from most of the year and I know it can’t be helped. That makes it that much more special.

My first solo post-surgery outing was to the grocery store. I dressed up! I put on my favorite Christmas sweater and black pants. I realized when I got back that I forgot to curl my hair, but oh well. When I get back in jeans, you’ll all know I’m 100% again. Right now, they’re an absolute no-go. I’ll not be wearing anything tight, or that hits vaguely close to my waist line for some time yet. All three port-holes are lined up across my waist line.

and so it goes…

About Barbara K Tyner

A graduate of UCCS with a degree in English Lit., Barbara writes Children's Literature as well as mainstream fiction. Her popular children's series, The Badger Books, is co-authored with Barbara's daughter, Laura. Her first novel, "Wait Here, Wait There" deals with grief and Alzheimer's. Her second novel, Rhyaden, a middle grade fantasy released Nov. 2018. Gardening, exploring National Parks, Kayaking, hiking, and snow-shoeing top her list of favorite hobbies.
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