“Sticks, Stones, Rubber and Glue”

“I’m rubber and you’re glue, anything you say bounces off of me and sticks to you” “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” Many of us remember these old rhymes from our childhood day. Heck, maybe you said them…right before the bully called you a dork or a loser… Continue reading “Sticks, Stones, Rubber and Glue”

Diversity in America

“Non-cooperation with evil is a sacred duty.”  ~Mahatma Gandhi “The most dangerous person is the one who listens, thinks and observes.” ~Unknown “The reason ‘X’ happened is because of white privilege.” “‘Y’ happened to JQ Citizen because they’re a ____(fill in the blank with some negative “ist” word)”. “All white people should be deported.” “Display ‘X’… Continue reading Diversity in America

Hate and Resentment

Written January 2, 2017 “Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die.” ~Malachy McCourt These are the basic definitions of these words;  Hatred is a very strong dislike of a person, place or thing, and Resentment is holding a grudge.  Both of these feelings can affect our minds and especially… Continue reading Hate and Resentment

Words from Dr Martin Luther King Jr

Written September 22, 2016(edited 2017) As I sit here in my comfy chair and my comfy clothes trying to find my inspiration to write, find myself disturbed, disheartened, and with a very heavy heart. I am sitting here with a cup of coffee in my hand and a kitty on my lap while I’m watching… Continue reading Words from Dr Martin Luther King Jr

Social Media

“I don’t get all that social media stuff. I’ve always got other things I want to to like odd jobs around the house. No one wants to hear about that.” ~ Karl Pilkington “…if your real friends online say or do something, it affects you. But if your online acquaintances online say or do something,… Continue reading Social Media

Peace

Written December 31, 2016(edited June 2017) “Peace is not just about the absence of conflict; it’s also about the presence of justice.  …  A counterfeit peace exists when people are pacified or distracted or so beat up and tired of fighting that all seems calm. But true peace does not exist until there is justice,… Continue reading Peace

Anger

I’m going to switch gears a little bit. A social media friend posts daily readings from  a book called “Say Yes to Your Spirit” by Leo Booth. Every so often he posts ones that strike a chord with me. I thought I’d use the more powerful ones to spread some experience, strength and hope with… Continue reading Anger