Tuesday, March 16, 2010

GPS Tracking Devices for Domestic Violence Offenders

A bill before Connecticut legislators would require convicted stalkers and abusers to wear Global Positioning System monitors to alert law enforcement of their movements.

Other states already employ GPS in their fight against domestic violence.

It's not fool-proof, but is this a good thing? Bad?

Saturday, March 13, 2010

2010 Hartford St. Patrick's Day Parade

The crowds were way down at the annual Hartford St. Patrick's Day Parade, but the hearty, stalwart souls who turned were determined to come and enjoying every minute. Nor did the inhospitable weather deter the parade itself. The usual array of fife and drum corps, bagpipers, twirlers and Irish dancers were all in attendance, many, though not all, sporting serious rain gear.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


I read the following on a friend's blog, so I thought I should share it with all of you...

  • Begin each day with a prayer.
  • Laugh, laugh and then laugh some more!
  • Live every day and every hour, with passion and enthusiasm.
  • Positive Thinking! It has a million-plus benefits. It gives power to turn the worst situation into victory!
  • The habit of giving joyously and generously!
  • The habit of spontaneity - thinking of it - doing it - carpe diem - seize the moment!
  • The habit of entering every day, every hour, without giving mental recognition to the possibility of defeat.
  • The habit of forgiving - always - everyone - quickly. Do not waste time in un-forgiveness!
  • The habit of optimism - seeing the best in people and the best in circumstances, situations, and the best for the future.
  • The habit of having an attitude of gratitude. Giving thanks daily.
  • Being an encourager. Helping people feel better, stronger - tell them they can accomplish their goals and dreams. Be supportive.