Here we are a day before the 2020 election in the United States and I came up with two options for the same question: Option 1: “How did you vote,” they asked. “By mail,” I responded. “Who did you vote for?” “Joe Biden”. “Why?” “Your freedom depended on it.” “Did he win?” “Are you free?”… Continue reading Election Options
When will we say “ENOUGH”? When will the American people, the world’s people be pushed to say “Enough”? Enough hatred. Enough greed. Enough disparity. Enough violence. Enough divisiveness. Enough oppression. Enough acceptance of the unacceptable. What will it take for society to raise their voices, their arms, their wills and demand justice for all, decry… Continue reading Have We Had Enough? If So, Now What?
On a morning dog walk this week I was reminded of the freedom our feathered friends enjoy. Near the Parroquia, a vendor throws corn out each morning feeding the pigeons roosting on ledges and roofs of nearby buildings. It is a routine they know and expect, and the feeder seems to find joy in his… Continue reading Birds Fly Free
Happy July 4th–Independence Day in the United States The sky on fire with sound and light Flames dance and dart and fill the night Blues, reds and whites explode with ahhs Perhaps our cry for freedom’s cause With fireworks’ splendor hope takes flight This is my constribution to Patricia’s Place In Other Words with the… Continue reading Fireworks for Freedom
I found this writing by Frederick Douglass written in the mid 1800’s as he fought for freedom for blacks and the right to vote for women of all colors, and against tyranny and white male domination. His life was one of struggle, heartbreaking hardships, and finally freedom, and I recommend you read about him in… Continue reading Our Struggle Against Tyranny
July 4, 2018 Can I celebrate this day the way I have past Independence Days: without thought, concern, doubt, fear, disgust, or alarm? The question plagues me as I watch the sun rise on this two hundred and forty-second birthday of the United States of America. On this day more than two centuries ago a… Continue reading July 4, 2018
Free at last. Every school child, every parishioner, every teacher, every minister, every parent, every person is now free to use whatever vulgar language they want. Thanks to the President of the United States. Hey educators, you won’t be fired if you cuss or decry various races with slanderous remarks. We didn’t fire our President… Continue reading Is This Who We Are? Is This What We Want?
Finally, I’m off on my travels to our southern neighbor, that would be Mexico in case you are wondering which neighbor I’m referencing. My sis and I are renting a home in San Miguel de Allende for several months and it is wonderful to be on our way, after weeks of planning and preparing for… Continue reading I’m Traveling to Where?
The floodgates of old age are opening, and I’m floating down stream in a rapid current. What does that mean, you ask? Well, let me explain, since you asked. I marched into my beauty salon last week, and announced I wanted a swatch of my hair tinted/dyed pink! We aren’t talking pastel pink. We are… Continue reading Nice Girl Hair
In our society, what we do is one of the first things people ask us. Usually our jobs define us, setting the stage on which we perform. Our self-image is wrapped up in what we do for a living, our accomplishments, our income, as though the reason for our being is based on ‘doing’. I… Continue reading To Be or To Do?