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  It has been my experience in life that most RICH people are odd funny.     Of course there are two kinds of RICH: Old money and New money- and they ARE different.   Let’s explore…   Old $ lives in the same house that generations of their family have lived in, even if it’s […]

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  • Diane - I don’t care if it’s old or new. I’ll take it!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Of course you will. You’re one smart lady.ReplyCancel

  • Cathy Chester - We have a lot of new money on our street because people have told me they have new money. You can’t make this stuff up. One guy would tell me each time I saw him how much he was making that month. Years later he filed for bankruptcy. Hmm.. Oy. Oy. Oy.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - I know. It’s that something. NEW $ has no problem telling you they have $. I just LOVE people that feel the need to tell you how much everything costed. Oy Oy Oy is right!ReplyCancel

  • Dyanne @ I Want Backsies - Love this! I live in an “old money” neighborhood. Snob Hill, to be specific. (We don’t have money, old or new, but people think we do because of our address.) It’s a fairly small town, so I have daily contact with both sectors. The new $ in our town are mostly doctors’ wives. New $ must drive big SUVs, usually Suburbans, Tahoes or Escalades. Old $ drives understated expensive cars, and they have an old, pristine condition convertible tucked away for pretty days. Old $ gives out full sized candy bars on Halloween. New $ drives their kids to another neighborhood to trick or treat and aren’t even home to answer the door on Halloween….ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - YES YES YES! I forgot all about the Halloween candy SHIZZ! Fabulous! HAHAHAAA!ReplyCancel

  • Chris Carter - I totally cracked up reading this, Cheryl!! Oh, you know both the old and new money people so well!! SO funny and spot on!!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Hey Chris darlin’!! Nice to see you!! XXOO. Read Dyanne’s @IWantBacksies comment- so funny! Halloween candy!!!!!! hahahahaaaReplyCancel

  • Toni McCloe - I have to admit, none of this ever occurred to me before. However, I have to admit that I have noticed that some folks wearing their jewelry to the gym!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - For the love of God they wear their jewelry in the shower Toni! -head shaking-ReplyCancel

  • Doreen McGettigan - OMGoodness too funny and oh so accurate. One thing old and new $ have in common is getting to that point of being completely out of touch with reality.It is scary.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - They make their own REALITY. Money buys THAT too. Oy.ReplyCancel

  • Gary Sidley - Cheryl, I believe you’ve excelled even your own high standards with this one. Hilarious! I actually snotted on my shirt at one point – the bit about getting down on all fours – but that’s probably too much information.

    My mumwould often go on about this distinction between ‘new’ and ‘old’ money. She always was very critical about new-money people – ‘all fur and no knickers’ and ‘loud-mouthed arseholes’ were a couple of her more memorable comments!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Hill (@Nerthus) - I mainly laughed and laughed… until I read the word “illegals.”ReplyCancel

  • Carol Cassara - Hmm. I might like some old money but without the down sides.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - There’s always a ‘down side’ isn’t there? Oy.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Hill (@Nerthus) - Cheryl, I’m sorry my comment above is so brash. I am just a commie pinko leftist who lives near the Border and who is way too sensitive. But undocumented migrants is an alternative. No human is illegal, we just do illegal things. Hug?ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - I agree with you COMPLETELY. I used the word to advance the rhythm of the piece. I love commie pinko leftists btw. *wink* no problem. I ‘get’ it.ReplyCancel

  • Estelle - I try not to be pejorative with different types of people–everyone is different. This was funny though.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - I ‘try’ too, but sometimes the pejorative just unfolds itself- like a wad of crisp green bills. Thanks Estelle. *wink*ReplyCancel

  • Janie Emaus - I loved this! Especially the line about carrying their dogs in their purses!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - NEW Money. Can’t live with them…. and neither can their dogs. Oy.ReplyCancel

  • Tracy@CrazyAsNormal - I’ll totally be a source for your next go around on this topic if you include what No $ does. 😉ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Hahahahaaa! I’ll take you up on that!ReplyCancel

  • Mari Collier - Since I will never experience either condition, nor have I known either, I’m not competent to comment on the validity of your observations.ReplyCancel

  • Kb Cash - I’ve seen both, personally and in friends, and the observations ring true. Money changes everything.


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  • Lisa Carpenter - Ha! I’m with Mari Collier — I’ll never have old OR new money. Well, perhaps NEW will happen (if PCH shows up at my door). I surely won’t have a dog that fits in my purse, though; I’ll stick with my pitbull.ReplyCancel

  • Angela Hall Weight - This is so funny. And so true. (Not that I’d know firsthand about either money option.) But the old money people I do know, are very much like your descriptions, especially the falling down houses.ReplyCancel

  • Sue - Hysterical, fall on the floor laughter. You could write a book. I have an older convertible in good condition tucked in the garage for sunny days, but it has a flat does that count @Dyanne ? Grandma must of thought she was old money because she gave to the church, but not us.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Oh yes, that’s another thing about Old $- they truly believe they can buy their way into heaven. -head shaking-ReplyCancel

  • Starr Bryson - I’m laughing entirely too hard to come up with a witty comment. Spot on.

    I have neither old or new money – but I rather enjoy the comical look at both camps.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - No matter which side of the street one lives in there is ‘irony’ to be found. I should open a bank account nicknamed ‘IRONY’. I’d be even richer! HA!ReplyCancel

  • Teresa Lee - What a joy to spend time with you:)….LMAO!!!..The Master Jedi of Etiquette and everything else Society!..Thanks for the tips!..Love you!..God Bless you lady!..PS…and do we need to learn to Curtsy when we have Tea with the Queen?:)…ReplyCancel

  • 2/28 - 3/6 Did You Read This? | The Insomniacs Dream - […] And last but not least, Cheryl’s hilarious comparison of old money vs new money. […]ReplyCancel

  • Rasma - I’d rather have neither old nor new. Too much to tie me down. Live free, breathe free and enjoy life to the fullest. As they say for puppets like Pinocchio – there are no strings on me.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - I love Revolutionary New Hampshire’s General John Stark’s famous toast, whereby he ended the salutation by stating, “LIve Free or Die”. Words to live by I think.ReplyCancel

        Recently I was asked to participate in an initiative to spread Compassion, which is roundly defined as: A sympathetic response to the concerns of others that motivates a desire to help.     I can think of a hell of a lot of other things that get spread around on a […]

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  • Kathleen O'Donnell - Yes, it does. Been there with both of my parents. It’s a terrible necessity. One must summon all reserves of compassion to carry out an DNR. Bless your heart.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Life is a bumpy road that’s for sure. Thanks for stopping by Kathleen. I appreciate it.ReplyCancel

  • Roshni - The ability to allow the other to choose what’s best for them and to support them is definitely compassionate!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - It’s what’s on my mind recently. It’s what’s in my life recently. Oh boy.ReplyCancel

  • barb barton dlugosz - Hi Cher,
    I know how hard it is,but to respect one’s wishes is showing the compassion that they need and count on, so they don’t have to worry. I understand completely.
    xo barbyReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - We need to talk.ReplyCancel

      • Barb dlugosz - You know I am here for you, Liss and your mom ANYTIME! Just call! Love yaReplyCancel

  • Enchanted Seashells, Confessions of a Tugboat Captain's Wife - As I get older, I have less and less compassion, and more and more cynicism. There are those who truly deserve our compassion and action to right the wrong, and that’s where I’m at. I don’t tolerate anymore those who merely talk the talk, we need to walk it, live it, change it.
    On another note, hope you’re doing great, I’m kind of lost without my old FB page, don’t know what’s going on!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - What a sweet friend you are. I miss you tooo but I’m back. Stop back here on Monday. Then we’ll PM. Love you gal!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Roy - I do think it’s a form of compassion, absolutely. Helping that person go with dignity without prolonging their suffering. Not at all easy. But then, sometimes showing compassion doesn’t always come easy.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - You said a mouthful sista! But then again- you always do. XXOOOReplyCancel

  • Mari Collier - So glad to see you back. I’ve already had that last one with mine. They know what a horrible patient I am.ReplyCancel

  • Piper George - It’s a very difficult decision. I don’t even know if we have DNR in the UK. I focused on a similar theme – the ability to choose for yourself though, rather than having to make family choose for you. It’s a tough place to be. Great post – very thoughtful.ReplyCancel

  • Charlie - You must answer the question, “If this were you, and you wouldn’t get better, would you want to go through death just once, or many times?”

    We can bring people “back” repeatedly, almost indefinitely. The question is, bring them back to what? You cannot, you cannot change the final result. In the end, it is not what you want, but what must be. Don’t make it worse than it already is. It is very difficult to be a human being. You can not decide what happens, but you can help to decide how it happens. The amount of control you can exert is limited. I know, you and your mom are both control freaks, but this is bigger than both of you. I am crying while I write this, but you will both be ok. It is ok to die. We all do.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Just about the best response I can imagine Charles. Thank you. XXOOReplyCancel

  • Liv BySurprise - Those are the conversations you need to have well before you need to know… #1000SpeakReplyCancel

  Dear America, I am Ebola. I’d like to introduce myself.     I am an ancient virus. I have lived a million life times.   I was birthed in the primordial ooze of a forming living planet.   I laid in the soil and waited for a root to take me up into a […]

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  • Cary Vaughn - Very dark post, but I really liked it.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - What are you doing up at this late time at night? I NEVER post this late! But here you are! SHare Cary. Share.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Tienvieri - Thank you Cheryl….great post. Love & miss you!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Hey Nance!!! Nice to see you here! Thanks. Miss you too! xxooReplyCancel

  • Lisha Fink - Nice personification of a very creepy truth.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Very creepy. Very true. EeeGads we better get a handle on this.ReplyCancel

  • Carol Cassara - Dear Ebola. Stay the F away from me and mine! I’ve got garlic. And crucifixes.ReplyCancel

  • Elaine Ambrose - I read this last night and again this morning. I’m trying to decide if you’re being satirical or serious. Either way, it works.ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen O'Donnell - You are a clever chick, Cheryl. Great post, sad but all too true.ReplyCancel

  • Kim Tackett - wow. Still kind of reeling from this. Thanks for writing something so powerful…I wish I had a better response. Just wow.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - It’s been amazing watching this unfold hasn’t it?ReplyCancel

  • Sheryl Kraft - Chilling and so scary…ReplyCancel

  • David Stillwell - I loved this…. it was captivating, accurate, and a smack on the ass…. The satirical accuracy is a rivet to the brain, and the imagery was a flashback to the primordial memory in every cell….. Outstanding!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - WHy THANK YOU oh great one. Coming from you, I’m flattered.ReplyCancel

  • Starr Bryson - Cheryl says what we’re all thinking in a satirical and humorous way. There’s nothing funny about this, but the sarcasm and reality of what she writes is a bit tongue in cheek. Clever. ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Carpenter - Oh, my. So eerily stated. And so unfortunately true. Illuminates the reality in a clever, memorable manner. Scary…ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Boy oh boy. And now someones on a cruise ship.ReplyCancel

  • Ruth Curran - Chilling tale told as only you can Cheryl.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Thank you Ruth. It was the only way I thought I could tell it and NOT add to the hysterics.ReplyCancel

  • Anne-Marie Kovacs - Never would have thought that the ebola story could be told in prose. All the facts and succinct too! Wow. Well done!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Don’t you think that some of life’s lessons are best told in prose? It, somehow, makes them more accessible. Thanks Anne-Marie.ReplyCancel

  • Helene Cohen Bludman - Eek! This made my skin crawl. I fear that with each day we’ll hear of another Ebola case. It seems almost impossible that we’ll be able to contain this disease.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Contain- Yes. Eradicate- No. So many questions….ReplyCancel

  • Diane - Genius! Satire. Says it all!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Sometimes ‘satire’ is the best way to communicate don’t ya think Diane?ReplyCancel

  • Valerie - I live in Atlanta where we are treating patients and I’m covering the story for the NBC station. Loved your piece! I thnk a travel ban may be coming soon, and just today covered a kick-butt training session for nurses.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Well, it’s about time! I’m so flattered that a real live news person read this post! I’m even more excited that nurses are getting proper training! Keep up the good work I’m sure you do. Thanks ValerieReplyCancel

  • Doreen Mcgettigan - I am glad I am not the only one thinking our ‘LEADERS’ are idiots!ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly Joyce Dalferes - This is the best explanation of Ebola is the U.S. that I have read. There’s now word of Ebola on a cruise ship. ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Wow Kimberly I thank you! PleASE SHARE.ReplyCancel

  • Lois Alter Mark - Oy. Nothing else to really say on the topic …ReplyCancel

  • Mari Collier - True in one sense, but California has a bigger, more potential immediate disaster. One young woman who went to her old high school, and then to a reunion has died of Meningitis. That can be passed so much more easily and with her college courses, travel, and visits, they assume hundreds have been exposed.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Steck - There’s lots of catch-up work to do, but our medical professionals will get things under control. They will be forced to in order to protect themselves. My prayers go out to the brave health workers on the front lines. There are so many other areas that are of greater risk, but we don’t understand this one so it makes it so frightening.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - All so true. My heart and prayers go out to the healthcare workers, as well. God Bless them all and keep them safe.ReplyCancel

  • Carollynn Hammersmith - Love it and your brilliant skewering of us stupid humans.ReplyCancel

  • Vagina - Ebola… Symptoms include fever, diarrhea, vomiting, bleeding from your orifices and a sudden urge to travel!! -_-ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - !!!!!! Come on folks- use common sense!ReplyCancel

  • the most - of every moment - A potential epidemic on US soil explained in layman’s terms!ReplyCancel

  • Lillian Connelly - I really think the “wild west” attitude is what is getting us into trouble.ReplyCancel

  • Roshni - Mass hysteria is always appealing to a bug that wishes to become famous! 😀ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - It seems like the hysteria is calming down now that more consistent info is being made available.ReplyCancel

  • Kristi Rieger Campbell - OMG I don’t know what else to say, either. Have to go wash my hands now… ReplyCancel

  • Jana - My gut tells me that Ebola is not going to be the apocalyptic end of us all — but I’m interested in seeing how it all plays out.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - I agree. And it’s been a very interesting few weeks seeing how our so called ‘experts’ deal with this. EeeeGads.ReplyCancel

  • piper george - That is really quite creepy!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - That illustration is something, don’t ya think? A PLAGUE doctors outfit. OMG!ReplyCancel

  • Vashti Q - Great post Cheryl! I really enjoyed it.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Thanks Vashti! Let’s hope we don’t get another letter in our collective mail.ReplyCancel

Where were you?   What were you doing that morning?   What was your life like before that day, because I promise you, even if you may not know it, your life was changed.   Our kids had gone off to school.   My husband had promised to be home early.   I had taken […]

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  • Cary - I was a trainer for a phone relay service for the deaf when I learned about 9/11. All of a sudden, our relay calls escalated. All of our operators were relaying calls for the deaf one right after the other. It was against regulation to talk about their calls, but the operators were talking about something terrible happening in New York. I ran to the break room to watch it on the news while all operators had to continue to relay calls about this tragedy without becoming emotionally involved. A business decision was made to shut down the center that afternoon. Remembering this still feels like I had dreamed it all.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Everyone has a story. Sorta like where you were when Kennedy was shot (if your old enough- not you). This is fascinating. They shut down the service for the afternoon? That doesn’t seem right. Was it because the service couldn’t handle the load?ReplyCancel

  • William Kendall - I was supposed to be travelling that day by road. One of the relatives called, told us to turn on the news, and there was the first tower burning. From there it just got worse.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Thanks for sharing William. Everyone has their story. It was a scary day. I knew someone was going to get their ass kicked. Look where we are now.ReplyCancel

  • Caitlin - As a South African I feel like a voyeur while reading these posts across the web today. I remember that I was 10, watching the news and asking my Dad is WW3 was about to happen. My heart goes out to everyone who suffered because of this day.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - From the entire country- Thank you. I also wondered what would happen next? What would be our response here and I knew someone’s ass was going to get kicked. Now look at the world. Has anything changed? What a sad state of affairs. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment. I really appreciate it Caitlin.ReplyCancel

  • Carol Cassara - The world changed on that day. Well, it was always this way, but we just didn’t know it. We changed.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Our false sense of security was taken away. As well as so many other things.ReplyCancel

  • Susan Cook Bonifant - Never forgot the feeling that “we are not safe anymore”. ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Yes. That’s it. Me too. OMG are we being invaded? Who’s here? What do they have planned? How can we protect our country when it’s so ‘free’ and ‘open’? All questions we are still grappling with.ReplyCancel

  • Gary Sidley - You have so many personal/additional reasons to remember that day. My most distinctive memory is walking past the local kebab shop, run by people of Asian origin, and muttering obscenities & threats to them under my breath – so irrational, I know, but it was an exceptionally confusing day. ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - I can understand that. One of our kid’s favorite locals was/is a family that runs a sub-shop in town from Morocco. Interestingly, that was where we all ended up having a bite to eat that day- outside without a plane in the sky (so quite). He was so apologetic and wanted us to know that not all Muslims were extremists. I felt so bad for him, but the town rallied round and he has gone on to owning two shops and his oldest girl was Homecoming Queen last year!ReplyCancel

  • Marcia Shaw Wyatt - That was a day that did in fact change the world around me. I felt fear that day – real true raw fear … and I’ll never forget it. Experiencing that day and living through it, taught me to better appreciate the people in my life and also the peace and lack of fear that I normally live with. It taught me to be happier. September 11th was a horrible day that forever changed my world and woke me up. I am not the least bit thankful that September 11th happened, but I am, however, glad that some good could come out of it.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - I feel the same way. Awful but awe-inspiring. I guess good things can be the result of pure evil.ReplyCancel

  • Sue Pekarek - Thank you for sharing your story, we all have our stories from that day. I also remember anguishing for so long on how the victims were killed; being crushed, burned, jumping out the windows and knowing they were going to crash in a plane!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Awful day. Later we in Cleveland found out the plane that had circled over the city was the one that crashed in PA. Omg I saw themReplyCancel

  • Mari Collier - You had far more stress than I did. I turned on the TV just as the first plane struck (three hour time difference). I knew we were under attack and it would be bad. I called my daughter and told her to get to the base (Marine). She beat her director because of the early warning. It didn’t change my world or rather my way of thinking, but it definitely changed that of many people.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Do you fly? Have you been to an airport? I remember the days of being able to wear shoes and not having to get frisked. They are long gone.ReplyCancel

  • Mark R Hunter - Well, your story certainly beats mine. Mine didn’t involve surgery, for instance! But it was sure a long day for all of us.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - It’s a day that just keeps on giving. The world is on fire because of it.ReplyCancel

  Sting. Sting. Sting. I am so glad to have you as a role model for responsible parenting.    You make my heart sing Sting (see what I did there?)   Let’s discuss your plans- just between us.   I have traveled a bit. I get your worldly out-look. International travel is a social leveler. […]

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  • Lana - So funny! My hubby and I were just talking about this yesterday. He’s not that old, and his kids aren’t that young. By the time he kicks it, there will be grandchildren, so he’ll probably change his mind again and leave it all to them. Or, Stewart and Andy could probably use some money…ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - I understand the wisdom of not leaving 500 million to your 6 kids, but to say that they won’t get a penny and make it sound like you’ve discovered some ‘secret’ to responsible parenting is just arrogance at the highest level.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Greenthal - Two things:

    1. I don’t like Sting, the Police, etc, and never have. He’s always seemed pretentious and annoying.

    2. I don’t understand why wealthy people don’t want to leave money to their children. Why in the world would anyone work hard, grow their wealth, and then not want to leave it to their family? Or at least some of it?ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - 1. he’s not telling the Whole Truth
      2. he truly believes he is more evolved then the rest of us.

      Jesus- what an ass.ReplyCancel

  • Cary - You are so right. His influence and connections is a lot more priceless than what my parents will leave me.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - And, who’s he kidding- the kids are already taken care of for Christ’s sake with cars, homes, travel, bank accounts, investments. This is such blow.ReplyCancel

  • Diane - As a parent, everything I gain is FOR my children and grandchildren. That, to me is the circle of life. My parents raised me and did all they could so I would have what I need to carry on. And that’s what I do for my children. To raise your kids with privilege, means it may take effort to instil in them a work ethic and a sense of responsibility. BUT YOU DO IT!!! You don’t turn them out without the proverbial penny and expect them to somehow stumble on the knowledge!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - He’s such a condescending ass. Of course- you’re correct on ALL ACCOUNTS! I hope he was saying that with his EXTREME wealth he and his wife don’t think it’s wise to leave 600million to them. I ‘get it’, but to try to have us believe that his kids will be left with nothing is just embarrassing- and not true. Idiot interview.ReplyCancel

  • mindy trotta - He never floated my boat either, but I don’t understand why everyone is doubting him. Perhaps he’s not leaving anything to his kids after he’s gone because he’s giving them so much while he’s still alive! There is no law that says you have to leave your money, etc. to your kids. Pretentious, very…but he’s entitled to do whatever he wants with his money. As you, Cheryl (and John Houseman) said…he EARNED it! 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - I agree! He can do whatever he wants with his wealth, and I’m impressed it’s so much! God love him, but he interviewed with an entirely different spin on it- trying to influence other parents to do the same in an attempt to dilute fortunes from staying in the hands of a single family. To ‘spread the wealth’ so to speak. Social engineering if you may. If he REALLY feels this way- he shouldn’t take a single tax deduction and leave it all to charities, but to say he’s leaving his children nothing is just not true. I’m sure they already have their share. His PR spin on his financial decisions are not the Whole Truth.ReplyCancel

  • Linda Roy - Well, unless we’re Trudie Styler or Sting’s accountant, we don’t know whether he’s lying or not. To put it bluntly, I’ve always thought Sting was an asshole. This makes him an even bigger asshole in my opinion. If he wants to distribute the wealth, then why not do it now? Why wait until the party’s over and he’s six feet under? But I will say that I do see the merit in his thinking. If more of the global 1% would hop on this band wagon, what a wonderful world it would be. But good luck, Gordon, because I don’t think the lion’s share of those rich bastards would go for it. You make an excellent point about the contacts, influence and financial support Sting’s kids have already enjoyed. That makes a huge difference in life. So his kids already win. I still think he should leave them SOMETHING. But he’s a pretentious git, and perhaps it’s the school teacher in him that prompts him to teach the world a lesson.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - There is a ‘key’ point in his conversation/interview where he says he doesn’t intend to leave anything to his kids after he’s gone. I’m sure he is leaving them much BEFORE he goes, but his intent is to influence Social engineering. Great. He can do whatever he wants but ya know there’s some stupid Sting fan out there that just changed their will and now that person’s kids will never have a cushion. I like cushions. Downy filled and covered in 800 count thread. Ha!ReplyCancel

      • Linda Roy - Yeah, it’s über arrogant to attempt the social/ethical landscape with one’s own “brilliant” musings. That’s SO Sting, through and through. Maybe Police was a telling band name? 😉ReplyCancel

  • Carol Cassara - This made me laugh out loud. Yes, he is Sting. And I was over him so long ago, too
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  • Alana - I work hard, really hard, to not know what is going on in the life of any celebrity. And now you ruined all my work. But seriously – This is one of the best blog posts I’ve read in a long time. Sting, just realize that whatever you want to do re your family, no reason for the world to know. But sadly, thousands of news outlets for this type of crap exist, just waiting to hand on some famous person’s words of …what is the opposite of wisdom, anyway?ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - I know. I work hard at not ‘knowing’ either. So I apologize for bursting your sane, intelligent, reasonable, normal, earthly, adult, wise, balanced, mind. We are but mortals in the Land of Sting. And I want off.ReplyCancel

  • penpen - Hasn’t he heard of compromise? He doesn’t have to leave it ALL to his kids, just enough to make them feel special in their daddy’s eyes. Then spread it around and do good.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - He’s going to set-them up BEFORE he goes. Jesus, the entire interview was sooooo condescending!ReplyCancel

  • Courtney Conover - Just stopping in to co-sign with you, Cheryl. I thought this was poppycock when I first heard of this yesterday…

    Something smells rotten in Denmark, as they say. (Or shall I say Ireland? lol). I don’t think we’ve been told the whole story.

    It seems Sting is more than willing to share with us his plans (or lack thereof) to giveth to his kids following his demise…but he’s tight-lipped on how they’ve already been helped: Don’t tell me that being the offspring of Sting hasn’t in and of itself already led to a wealth of opportunity.

    Great post.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Exactamundo Court! You said it much better then I did. Maybe you should write a blog? Hahahaaaa Happy to see you! Now I must swing by your way…..ReplyCancel

  • Rena McDaniel - These people make me crazy! Who cares maybe next month he’ll get with Gwenyth and they can unconsciously uncouple with their money together!ReplyCancel

  • Carrie - Celebrities always take the holier-than-thou stance on everything. They don’t live in the same world we do.

    It’s real hard to stomach most of their drivel.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - That’s it! Holier-than-thou! The Immortals. Living in the clouds. They should stay there.ReplyCancel

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