fear · musings

Why are We so Afraid?

In the past couple of years, I’ve heard many women comment their political views are 180 degrees different from their spouses, one being far right, one being far left. This leads to the battle of who operates the TV remote control, and who gets to dictate what is watched and when. Often my women friends… Continue reading Why are We so Afraid?

bus · fear · girls school · Gulf Park · prejudices · Segregation · Uncategorized

It Started with a Seat

“But, I don’t want to get off the bus…” Seconds later I found myself standing on the curb with an old black man who also had been kicked off the city bus–neither of us at our intended destination. And we didn’t even get a refund of our fare! I looked at him for an answer.… Continue reading It Started with a Seat

black dog · fear · reblogged · Relationships · Tolerance · Uncategorized

The Black Dog

Originally posted on soulgifts – Telling Tales:
By the by, it is best I issue a warning right up front. What I am about to tell you will be confronting for some people. Mine is the sort of story that some would say is best left untold. Not to be brought into the light of…

fear · inspiration · love · reblog · trust

I Trust You — Living, Learning and Letting Go

Originally posted on Willow's Corner:
Reblogging this. It’s very powerful. https://www.youtube.com/embed/lCy8Cfvoe6g?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent A friend sent me the link to this video a few days ago, but I didn’t look at it until now. Tears are streaming down my face as I am writing this post. I hope it is as much a gift to you…

Caring · Divisiveness · Donald Trump · fear · hate · Hillary Clinton · inclusiveness · Lies · love · reblog · The Happy Traveler · voting

What Comes Next?

Originally posted on The Happy Traveler:
I heard a news commentator say this morning, with some unrealized optimism, that perhaps the Presidential Debates that begin tomorrow night will at long last be the beginning of a “serious Presidential Contest.” The Los Angeles Times states that, “Scope of Trump’s falsehoods unprecedented for a modern presidential candidate.”…

Community · fear · hate · Pr

Peace Be Upon You

Originally posted on Around ZuZu's Barn:
Protected by darkness last Thursday night, a hooded figure crept up to the Community Center of Masjid Al-Hoda. He smashed a window with an ax, painted anti-Muslim graffiti on the front of the Mosque and then, like the coward he is, ran away. This afternoon, people of all…