Monday, April 23, 2007

Free Ride

King’s Island tried to discontinue free transportation for employees this season. Gasp! What’s the big deal? It makes sense that King’s Island no longer needs to bus employees in from the city, population is dropping. The Mason, Lakota and Kings School districts are able to support the staff that King’s Island needs to run the park. But the city of Cincinnati stepped in and put pressure on the park to keep the bus service running.

What other employer provides a way to get to work? Isn’t the whole point of a summer job as a teen to problem solve? How am I going to get to work? How am I going to pay for gas or bus fair? A free ride to work was a perk of the job, it was not an entitlement. But that is what we teach the youth today – entitlement. When you are young it’s a free ride to work as people get older it’s free healthcare. What is next?

I have news – someone is paying for all of the free stuff, and you better believe it’s not the people who are using the service.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

My current reading list

Godless : the church of liberalism - Ann Coulter

Mariel Hemingway's healthy living from the inside out : every woman's guide to real beauty, renewed energy, and a radiant life - Mariel Hemingway

Saving your marriage before it starts : seven questions to ask before--and after-- you marry - Les Parrott

The Southern girl's guide to surviving the newlywed years : how to stay sane once you've caught your man - Annabelle Robertson

The global war on guns : inside the U.N. plan to destroy the Bill of Rights - Wayne R LaPierre

Friday, April 06, 2007

The Lion King

Topher and I went to see the Lion King last night. The creative team was amazing. The voices sounded more like instruments than vocals. The entire show was very, very impressive.
Thank you Christy and Pat!