All posts by Karen Foley

Karen Foley

About Karen Foley

Karen Foley, has successfully been writing her blog for the BDN since May 2011. By successful, she means a few people read it, and she has not been sued, stalked or fired since starting it.

Dear Summer 2014

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Wow, you have been a pain in the ass! Seriously, what was wrong with you?  Clearly you were not meant to be a summer of leisure, of long drives and grand vacations. Almost every attempt at enjoying you was met with resistance or road blocks. You, apparently, were meant to be a summer of challenges […]

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

It is almost unbearable. It is unbearable and yet we have no choice but to bare it. I woke this morning, like almost all of my dearest friends and neighbors, and thought “it simply cannot be, all of that could not have been real.” But it was, and it is, and this is one of those […]

Conservatives continue to vote for candidates who are robbing us all blind!

You know what really frustrates me? What is really frustrating me this week is watching my conservative friends back candidates who are simultaneously screwing them over! (Yes, I have a few Conservative friends)! Maybe it’s time we all take a step back and look at the big picture here, common sense people, common sense! It […]

Dear Eliot Cutler: Please do the right thing.

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I like you, I really do. I even voted for you in the last election. I share your frustration with the two-party system. Unfortunately, it is the only system we have to work with at the moment. Now I’m not a political blogger. I leave all the heavy hitting facts and figures to my good friend […]

Are colleges and universities failing our veterans?

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Colleges and universities have long been known as places of tolerance and understanding. They have been the first battlegrounds in many of the fights for equality in this country. Colleges are places were movements for civil rights, women’s rights and LGBT rights flourished and grew and helped change our culture. However, today’s colleges are also […]