“Our goal was not to gain power. It was to heal a torn-up community.”
~ Diane Judith Nash, a civil rights leader
Marching for your human rights and dignity is healing. It is an act of restoring faith in yourself and your community.
Marching is also rewarding for the human spirit and good for the human soul. Standing up for your rights confirms for you that you are not alone in your feelings; that others share your thoughts and emotions.
Peacefully marching, holding protest signs and delivering passionate speeches gives rise to feelings of respect for those who are declaring,… Read More
You can file the following under silly, sad, ridiculous or just plain ole unnecessary and inefficient.
I came home from work yesterday and, as I usually do, picked up the mail from the door slot and started going through it. Monday’s mail is usually thin and this time it was no exception. A few real estate solicitation cards, a catalog and even a letter from a friend.
But there was also a curious piece of mail addressed to my husband. My husband who died nine years ago. My husband whose name I would think at this point would show up… Read More
Good Morning Fantastic Readers!This past weekend was interesting and productive and I hope yours was too! The weekends just fly by wayyyyy too quickly don’t they?
Part of my weekend was spent visiting a family member. In the course of my visit, I could tell we were going to fall into our usual conversational trap of going over the same ground that we have covered many times before. You know what I mean, right? The person brings up a certain subject and you know what they’re going to say and you try to change their mind or at least get… Read More
Summer songs are special because they evoke all that is supremely wonderful about the sizzling season of summertime.
When I hear songs that became popular during many of the summers of my today and also of my young adult past, I am instantly transported back to driving in my car with the windows down and the summer air mixing with my hair. T-shirt, cutoffs, flip flops. It’s all about the essence of summer.
I recently was reminded of the special nature of summer songs when I was at a local farmer’s market and “Summer Breeze”, that oldie but goodie… Read More
I don’t know about you, but when I read newspapers, magazine or books, I am always looking for stories about people who have overcome a tragedy or some other kind of obstacle in their lives.
I am always amazed when I read about how someone who has experienced the death of a loved one or another kind of personal crisis then manages in the midst of this personal pain to find reserves of inner strength to work through their conflicting feelings and move forward to pursue something positive. The same is true of someone whose life seems full of things … Read More
Knowing that I have at least one person in my corner, always supporting me as a true friend, makes life feel less scary and full of many more possibilities.I can almost bear anything if I know my friends are holding my hands and understanding what I am trying to do and say.Friends for life, friends until the very end, this is the unique gift that Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe gave to each other.
“Just Kids” is a beautifully, beautifully written memoir by Smith. You may know of Patti Smith from her infamous Horses album and also from her magical… Read More
There is definitely an art to tweeting. The ability to say something precise and succinct in 140 characters or less is not an easy thing to master. I still have a lot to learn about tweeting but I have to say that I do enjoy it! I don’t find tweeting to be shallow or a waste of time. I think it’s a matter of letting extraneous words fall by the wayside and getting right to your point.
Thousand of tweets ago, when my son helped me open my account, I first stared at the computer screen and thought, “What should… Read More
I am with you my dear readers as we begin a new week together!!!!
I hope your weekend was full of exciting adventures and laughter and love and family and friends.
Mine seemed to zip by in a blink.
While I have many things that I want to tell you about, I ran out of time to sit down and put them in complete thoughts and sentences.
There is definitely more to come but today I leave you with the below thought since change and more change seems to be the theme of my life these days:
The only way… Read More