By Angel Perkins
Friday night I got to attend a Styx, Blue Oyster Cult concert due to the kindness and generousity of my employer. Would I have purchased a ticket to this particular concert lineup on my own accord? Unlikely. Would it have been worth the $40-ish for a ticket? Most definitely.
By Angel Perkins
At risk of being dubbed The Pilot News Weather Blogger, I must make mention of what television news channels named ... THE BLIZZARD of 2011, or, to those of us that are ancient enough to remember the blizzard that took place in 1978 ... the snow day.
...American Idol? (bdow, bdow, bdow, bdow, bdow)
Have you read the article in The New York Times about the â€śnewâ€ť institute Obama and the federal government have created called the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences? Itâ€™s going to have a $1 billion budget its first year of operation, and its reason for being is that private drug companies arenâ€™t coming up with new prescription drugs fast enough, so the government wants this institute to do that.
WARNING: Rant ahead! I donâ€™t intend to be politically correct or worry about peopleâ€™s feelings. Iâ€™m getting on a soapbox.
In my job, I come across children every now and then who seem to belong to parents who really donâ€™t want the job they signed up for when Tab A inserted itself into Slot B and a zygote resulted. Being a parent comes with multiple responsibilities, none of which require you to be your childâ€™s friend.
So, if Tori had an older sister whoâ€™d gotten pregnant as a teenager, I wouldnâ€™t have to worry so much about how to fund her college education. Thereâ€™s a program for that. Itâ€™s called College Bound Sisters, and the program pays its participants seven dollars a week (plus another five dollars a week for transportation costs) to attend a meeting â€“ providing, of course, they show up unfertilized.