Thursday, February 22, 2018

Again, What Is It Going To Take?

REPOST ON 2/22/18
     This topic, GUNS; this is I think, the fourth or fifth time, I've posted this, or another similar,  hoping against hope, after yet another tragedy, for 21st Century updated gun rules, laws, and regulations.

     I have never wanted to infringe on somebody's right to own a gun, to keep at home for safety.  I question the rationale, but I also question the rationale of owning a fast car or a super large house, when you have to work most of the 24/7 to pay for each.  Having a gun for personal safety, without training and regular practice... most of us are not Angelina and Brad in Mr. & Mrs. Smith; nor are we Denzel in The Equalizer.  But, if you want a gun at home, fine.  Handgun, fine; hunting rifle or shotgun; fine.  Is it too much to ask for one to have a license, and required renewal's every year, complete with physical, mental, eye exam, etc.  As well as one for all who have access to it?  To drive a car, you must go through getting a license, have money to purchase a car as well as insurance; and a car's raison d' etre (reason for existence) is transportation.  Why is it such a bother to ask for sense for an instrument is made for killing?  Killing still is illegal, isn't it?

     As writer/comedian Sara Benincasa wrote in "Dear America: Here's Your Gun Solution-

Friday, February 2, 2018

No, I Don't Think All Men Are Bastards.

Wasn't sure what to call this.  

I have several posts that I'm working on in addition to the book and all else. 

But just wanted to get a few thoughts out there.

In response to the "MeToo" movement: #MeToo. 

In stating that, all I've done, is shared that, like most women, and even some men; I have experienced sexual harassment.  More than once.  And there are past moments that I, how should I describe?  Struggled with.   Time when I'd had no alcohol and setting seemed safe.  Then what happened was not something I planned, nor wanted.  No bruises, no scars.  Just the ones, nobody knows except me.  That I alone, worked to heal.

Friday, November 10, 2017

WHEN, Will Women Be Valued?

     This is a repost of a repost.  Sorta.  

I'm working on a post entitled The Long One...  
It will cover my thoughts on the topics as of late: All the hullabaloo of DC; the outing of... well, men behaving badly... 

Friday, November 3, 2017

Gorgonzola Gnocchi with Walnut Cream Sauce

      UPDATE: I learned this year, that sadly, Rose Angelis closed, on October 1, 2016, after 25 years of business.  Miss it more than I can say. 

     Today is November 3, 2017.  Halloween is over, and it's not long until we'll begin the hustle and bustle of the upcoming holidays.  This is a post from December of 2013; back when my blog was in its first year.  Posting it today, because I don't have time to finish one of the relevant current posts that I'm working on.  Also, because I have a hankering for this dish, so I thought I'd share it again.

Monday, October 2, 2017

What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

We Need To Talk About Sex Robots

     Today on Twitter, I saw the above photo and link to a  Pajiba article by Hannah Sole. 

     Couldn't help but laugh, shake my head and think,
     You wanna have sex with a robot?  Fine.  Just don't come crying to me when your penis gets stuck. 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

An Important Repost Because: "Love Is Love."

Jessica's daughters drew this in honor of this post.  

     Today's post is a repost, of a post I shared more than 4 years ago.  It's one of just a few guest posts that I've had here at Sadie's Gathering.  
     Many things have changed in the last few years; some for better, some less so. 

What has not changed, is the ever essential need for compassion, understanding and acceptance.

 For as Ms. Herthel states below, "Because willful ignorance leads to hateful ignorance." 

Sadly, today, even in 2017, we have too many examples as proof. 

So, again I share, "Ending The Gay Charade" by Jessica Mayer Herthel. 

Please pass along.