Tuesday, August 8, 2017

More Than Ever... TAKE A MOMENT; THEN PASS IT ON!



      Well, it's that time of year again.  The hustle and bustle of getting ready for another school year. 

      This was a post that I wrote during my first year of Sadie's Gathering; which was also, the year my youngest, started kindergarten.  (For the record, yes, I still call her Counselor.)

      For what I think are obvious reasons; I'm sharing it again. 


From 8/13/2014~
     **I was planning on running this post again, on account that it's been a year since Ms. Tuff's and Mr. Hill's inspiring actions.  With the death of Robin Williams, who brought so many smiles and so much laughter, over so many years; and who'll be missed by those who knew him, and so many that didn't- it seems fitting all the more. 

So, as the summer ends, and our kids head back to school, I ask again that you "take a moment, then pass it on."

Wishing all love, compassion and hope.

This was originally started Friday, August 23rd, 2013, and as suspected there is not much in the news today about what happened in Atlanta, just a week ago.  My wish is the same nonetheless, so please, take a moment to read, then pass on.  Thank you.

     As I sit down to write, I confess that I thought I would be working on another post.  A post about our Elf.  That post will be light, and I hope funny, but as important that I feel it is to strive to keep things light and funny if at all possible, I know there are more important things.  And THIS is one of them.  Not for promoting Sadie's, but I truly hope that this is the post that goes viral.  So please, take a moment to READ THIS POST, (actually approximately 4 minutes) then pass it on to EVERYONE YOU CAN THINK OF.

     Today, as you may know, my youngest started kindergarten.  All went well, she walked into her idyllic school full of smiles, and I for the most part, kept it together, somewhat.  I mean, after all, she is my baby, my last child, and as she walked into the school I said a little prayer, "Please keep her safe."  I am sure I am not alone.  I sit here writing, and I can't believe, how quiet, and odd it is for me to be the only one in this house.  This week was crazy busy; full of getting the last minute things for school, starting school, school activities, playdates, over tired fits, and many, many other things.  I, along with many other parents, had their hands full, and their minds going 100 different ways, that I was kind of oblivious to the rest of the world.  This includes the occurrence near Atlanta.

     I call it an "occurrence", because we have that luxury.  We were granted that luxury due to the calmness and the grace of Ms. Antoinette Tuff.  In all likelihood, that occurrence will disappear from the headlines, the 24 hour multimedia news, and our minds.  Maybe even as soon as this piece is posted.   Life goes on.  As it should.  But we have a HUGE opportunity to learn from it. 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

WHY I NEVER "FELT THE BERN".


     Well, here we are August of 2017.

     I haven't been writing as much on Sadie's due to a job, family fun, other writing projects, and the sheer exhaustion, from trying to wrap my brain around the chaos the White House spits out on a nearly hourly basis since January 20th, of this year. 

     Still, I have a few posts that will be up relatively soon, including a follow up to "Do We Have the Ovaries..." .

     Today's post is in response to a link  I saw on Twitter this morning: 


     Now, I don't know how factual this is, or just the opinion of a few...  

Friday, July 21, 2017

Keeping Calm & Carrying On....



     I know on many days, it's hard, but it's what we gotta do. 
   One, this is America, and we love it.  Disagreeing vehemently and defending each other's rights to disagree vehemently is what America is about.  Exchanging views and ideas, till we create something extraordinary that's greater than all of us. 
     To the great American, Senator John McCain, I wish love, laughter, grace, and peace, to him and his loved ones.

    Wishing all a great weekend.  Enjoy every precious moment. 

Friday, June 23, 2017

Why Shouldn't I Be Mad As Hell?



Right now as a I write, I plan to keep this short and to the point.

We'll see.

So in an effort to express all in one rambling ... uh... paragraph....
       

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Testicle Crushers UNITE!



Extreme? Hmmm...

If you don't know what stilettos have to do with crushing testicles, READ HERE.     Or HERE.

But really, it's not extreme when you consider, that in this day and age, the fact that 200 MILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS have endured the horrors of FEMALE GENITALIA MUTILATION WORLD WIDE. 

IN CASE YOU'RE NOT A MATH MAJOR... Given that our population is roughly 7.5 Billion, so roughly 3.75 billion of them are female...

THAT MEANS 1 IN 18 FEMALES HAVE BEEN SLASHED.

Monday, June 12, 2017

The Presidency... Who Won/Who Lost HINT: IT'S NOT ONE PERSON

Photo, from POLITCUS

     Well, I wasn't planning on doing a new post today, but here I am. 

     I've had this post in the works for a long time.  I started it long before the election season of 2016 got underway. 

      This is not about Hillary; nor is it about Donald; it's about the presidency.  That's not to say, their names won't come up from time to time. 

The title was, "Testicle Crushers UNITE!" Then I went with the one above.  Seemed a tad more appropriate. 

Perhaps I'll use the original for a future post.