Point for Discussion: About a week ago, President Trump reached an understanding (not calling it an agreement until we have proof) that supports denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula. In theory, this is good for everyone. Geo-political risk is reduced and, if all goes well, North Korean residents could find themselves living in a more modern world. … Continue reading Sisters Talking On…Denuclearization – is it Possible?
Point for Discussion The level of technology in cars and trucks is exploding. Electric vehicles were the start, and now, a set of autonomous features are becoming standard on many vehicle models. While backup cameras have been in place for a while, people are now expecting several new features, such as emergency braking, lane assist, … Continue reading Sisters Talking On…Autonomous Vehicles Now or Later?
Point for Discussion: People came to America to escape persecution in their homelands. Many still do. It’s unfortunate that certain groups forget that we are all (with the exception of Native Americans) immigrants. We are all the same. We deserve respect and should treat others that way. Our President can stop calling people “animals” to … Continue reading Sisters Talking on…Transforming from Racism to Respect
Point for Discussion: It is a very challenging time to be a kid. It’s harder these days to be good, and some handle it better than others. Once bad behavior happens, that puts other people and property at risk (e.g., school shootings, burglaries, carjacking, bullying, drugs, gangs, etc.), it’s too late. There are likely signs … Continue reading Sisters Talking On…Parent Accountability for Kids’ Actions
Point for Discussion: We are paying $128/mo for cable (tv/internet/useless phone) and discovered this morning that new customers can get the same service, minus the useless phone, for $60/mo. They have no reason to try and keep us since there is zero competition in the area, so they don’t even try. Time to cut the … Continue reading Sisters Talking On…Cutting the Cable Cord
Point for Discussion With wildfire season continuing, tornado season here, hurricane season fast approaching and volcanoes erupting in Hawaii, we have been thinking about natural disasters, and how, we as a nation, prepare for them and respond to them. What we are doing seems less and less effective with every new disaster, and there seem … Continue reading Sisters Talking On…Natural Disasters
Point for Discussion: The people of the nation are speaking loudly and clearly. Medical marijuana is legal in 29 states and the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico. Medical uses for cannabis have been growing for many years with new benefits documented regularly. Is recreational use really any worse than alcohol consumption? As of … Continue reading Sisters Talking On…Legalizing Marijuana
Point for Discussion People expect Social Security to be there for them when they retire. They’ve paid into it for years, along with increasing income tax rates, increasing income caps, and raising the full retirement age - all with the promise that we’ll receive income to help in retirement years in exchange for allowing the … Continue reading Sisters Talking On…Social Security solvency
Point for Discussion: Retirement provides a good opportunity to become part of your local community by volunteering and getting involved in supporting your fellow citizens, local government and or churches. Many of these organizations seek out experienced retirees to help out for a few hours per week. Points of View: (Lynn) While I was working, … Continue reading Sisters Talking On…Volunteering
Point for Discussion: “When Should I Retire?” This is a question that many boomers are asking themselves as they consider their life situation (e.g., still working, kids or grandkids at home, desire to travel) and their financial situation (can we afford it?). What makes the most sense for one may not make sense for someone … Continue reading Sisters Talking On…When to retire