A Room with a Viewpoint

“The time has come,” the Walrus said, “To talk of many things: Of shoes—and ships—and sealing wax— Of cabbages—and kings— And why the sea is boiling hot— And whether pigs have wings.” (Lewis Carroll)

Saturday, December 03, 2005


Hello, it's me. Is anybody out there?

Allow me to introduce myself, sort of. My blogspot moniker is Grandma_Jo. Obviously, I am a grandma. I'm also a grandma with opinions, which is why I've created this blog. Well and because my son, the Humble Devildog , suggested it. While we agree on very little, we are actually very alike, strong opinions that we like to share--sometimes loudly. Anyway, thanks, HDD for the suggestion and the help getting started.

Since I'm new to this, I think I'll just go ahead and list my "rules" for the blog and then go on and post my first diatribe. Then, if you read and participate in a discussion, we'll get to know each other.

My Rules:

1. No profanity. Small lapses may be overlooked, but let's keep this civil.

2. No ad hominem attacks. You can debate, and even attack, ideas and opinions, but not people. And, no matter how much you disagree with someone generally, right is right and even a broken clock is right twice a day.

3. Comments are welcome, even desired. However, comments that violate rules 1 and 2 or which are off-topic, rude, or otherwise offensive to the host (me) will be deleted. Remember, you're talking with grandma.

So here goes. Should be fun.