Certainly, it's possible these days to throw a lovely event that doesn't bankrupt a couple mentally and financially but nevertheless, it seems like there's nowhere for brides especially to escape the mass-marketed American wedding culture breathing down their necks.
Hopefully, as we approach the fiscal cliff, Obama will prevail in raising taxes on the wealthiest of the wealthy. Obamacare will stand. And while unionization doesn't seem to be increasing, hopefully it won't decrease, either.
Norway has never posed a direct threat to Israel nor has it advocated Israel's liquidation. However, many in its government, and some large businesses, have recently displayed a pattern of strong anti-Israel and often anti-Semitic attitudes.
Women are being pummeled by the financial crisis. But that's because women are too dependent on the state. We haven't bothered to get the skills that might get us more money, and more clout. If men have been allowed to rule the roost, that's because women have let them.
As the humidity creeps up and the air thickens, I can't help but think about the time I spent in Norway last month. For those looking for a different kind of vacation this summer, it makes sense to go north.
As I watch with absolute horror and sadness what is happening in Japan, and imagine the ways that contamination will spread, and as we once again decide to go after Libya, I wonder, when will it end? When will we learn?