Pumpkin Spice Does Not Make Everything Nice! and some thoughts on the simpler things

The past several weeks have been hectic. I’ve been underwater with some personal commitments and was struggling to keep up with everything, but that’s life and that’s just how it goes sometimes. I hope you’ve been well and making progress on whatever fronts are important to you. This morning I stepped outside and stood in the morning air while enjoying my (plain) coffee (with sugar and cream) and perusing the various streams on my mobile as I do most every morning. The air was heavy and humid and the sun was shining so brightly and warmly that it seemed in

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On this Independence Day, it’s important to think about what and why we’re celebrating.

July 4, 1776 – the day that the Continental Congress approved the final wording of the Declaration of Independence. On this day, 243 years ago, the United States of America was “born.” And oh, has she suffered growing pains throughout all those years, but none as potentially damaging to the roots and spirit of its very foundation as we are now seeing unfold before our very eyes. Our current administration seems to revel in laughing in the face of tradition, the checks and balances of our governmental system, and Constitution of the United States. Empowered by delusions of grandeur, defying

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ReBlog/Share: Equality Rant — Praying for Eyebrowz

The graphic above prompted me to go on a rant on Facebook yesterday. First, because I agree wholeheartedly with the author, but mostly because I’m sick and damned tired of the inequalities present in this country. How will we ever measure the loss of the intellectual contributions of women and people of color over the […] via Equality Rant — Praying for Eyebrowz

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Stand Up. Show Up. Speak Up.

RISE UP. Look at the world around you from the lens of another. Look at it from beyond the confines of your immediate circle. Look past the pressures of your own immediate needs. Do so without judgment or bias. Look with fresh eyes, an open mind, and an open heart. See the turmoil. See the injustice. See the hatred. See the fear. Push hard against the tough skin of that seemingly impenetrable bubble in which your life takes place. Pop it. Breathe deep of the air we all share. See the truth. Take note of the young mother counting her

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I will never, ever understand.

So, happened upon this monstrosity a few weeks ago. Struggled with whether to post or not because who the hell needs to see that? I will never, ever understand people. It is seriously beyond my comprehension how literally *anyone* could continue to so brazenly support this self-serving, lying, cheating, narcissistic, misogynistic, racist, unfit, unqualified, criminal chump. #DumpTrump #TuckFrump #FrumptyDumpty #VoteBlue #VoteAnyoneButTrump

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