Child marriage – when a minor under age 18 is married – is legal in 49 U.S. states, accounting for judicial exceptions. In 25 states, no statutory absolute minimum age for marriage exists. To clarify, this means that minors can legally marry another minor or an adult in at least 25 states.

A while back, someone broke into my daughter’s car and stole a credit card she kept in there. The thief then attempted to use it, multiple times, to buy big-ticket items at Walmart as well as at various ATMs around town.

A few weeks back, I was wishing for spring and the accompanying warm weather that ushers in the season. Actually our spring, if indeed there was one, brought only cold, wet weather and a generous coating of pollen.