“Tolerance implies a respect for another person, not because he is wrong or even because he is right, but because he is human.”-John Cogley
Did you know that a barnacle spends its entire life stuck in one place? Yes, there a barnacle sits, with each year adding layer upon layer of calcification to cement it in place. They don’t exactly sit however, as their forehead glands contain the glue, so they fix themselves upside down to a solid surface and survive by using feathery limbs to pull in passing plankton for nutrients. Continue reading
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My sentiments today are the same as when Barack Obama took office. Whether you like the new President or not, you have to respect the peaceful transfer of power our nation goes through; a process that in many other countries is still decided by the barrel of a gun. We live in an exceptional country, whose government is designed around protecting the individual citizen over the power of the state and where the freedoms we enjoy are the envy of the world.
To many, this is a hopeful time of renewal and expectant change, to many others a time of fear and discouragement on what the future may bring. This is exactly where we were at in 2012 mind you, but with the players having switched sides. So whether you are up in arms and protesting the new administration or dancing with joy, just remember to always respect your fellow citizens, even if, or maybe especially if you don’t agree with them.
Together we conquer, divided we fall.
Photo Credit Hopper Stone/20th Century Fox
Have you seen the movie Hidden Figures yet? If not, make sure to treat yourself to it soon. It’s an extremely enjoyable tale from a remarkable period in history when three brilliant young African American women helped NASA launch the country’s first space mission.
And please don’t be fooled in to thinking it’s a black movie, or a chick flick or a civil rights thing. Yes, the movie touches on all of this but its central focus was so much more and it really struck a chord deep inside me. Honestly, I’ve been unable to stop thinking about the movie since seeing it several days ago. Continue reading
Today was a very strange and interesting day. Unexpected phone calls, bizarre conversations as if I was speaking Mandarin (had I known how) and some eerily timed electrical failures had my head spinning by noon. The weirdness kept going from there.
So strange and interesting was my day that I was not at all surprised to open my front door later and find fish swimming in the trees. Continue reading
It is a plain and simple fact that my house will never be mistaken for Martha Stewart’s. My wall art comes from the Internet, my room “themes” are determined by fit and affordability and the thought of a DIY embroidering project makes me break out in hives. Oh and things are a little messy at times too. No, my house is not designer ready, but I’ve done my best to make it a home that welcomes. Continue reading
May your day be filled with an abundance of peace, joy and love. See you in 2017!
Apparently, we have a “fake news” problem in this country, where stories loaded with false information spread ignorance like wildfire all over the Internet. Some think this may even have cost Hillary Clinton the election and while I believe this fear to be inaccurate and overblown, I do say welcome to the party!
Some of us have been complaining, ahem, for years that biased, fear mongering is poisoning the electorate’s ability to make rational, educated decisions. The difference being this type of nonsense comes straight from the mainstream media and is masked as “hard news”, while the recent election oriented faux websites pushed outrageous headlines for clickbait a la National Enquire like sensationalism. Continue reading
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Tagged Benghazi, Donald Trump, Fake news, faux news, gender wage gap myth, hands up don't shoot lie, Hillary Clinton, mainstream media, media elites
I like people and places that inspire and the Western Wall in Jerusalem is just that. The presence of deep sadness and mourning is undeniable there, yet alongside it runs a strong current of joy, as the rawest of human emotions meets the awesome power of hope. Witnessing this is an incredibly touching experience that even the most deadest of hearts would respond to. Continue reading