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

Hope

“Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come.” ~Anne Lamott. Some time ago while I was working on rebuilding myself, I was given a list of vocabulary words related to rebuilding myself. I knew the meanings of these… Continue reading Hope

A Little Nut

Witten July 15, 2017 “Stand for something or you will fall for anything. Today’s mighty oak is yesterday’s nut that held its ground.” ~Rosa Parks Today’s quote is very similar to one I wrote about recently on my social media page. Only this time I’m going to look at it the way Rosa Parks did… Continue reading A Little Nut

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

A Demon Named “Addiction”

Written August 23, 2016(edited 2017) “Only people who are dirty and homeless are addicts.” “I’ve got bachelors degree in….. and a job doing…. I’ll never be a crack head.” “Why can’t you just stop getting high you junkie.” “My child is a good kid who was raised with good morals and values. He/She would never….”… Continue reading A Demon Named “Addiction”

Be The Change  

“You must be the change you want to see in the world.” ~Mahatma Gandhi I’ll bet there are a couple people reading this who don’t like what they are seeing in the world whether it’s in your own life or the world at large. Maybe you think you’re to small to make a difference. Well,… Continue reading Be The Change  

The Ends Are Always The Same…Part 2

Written May 30, 2017 Part 2 As an addict who was early in recovery, I wanted to learn all that I could about addiction. I talked to other addicts, scoured the internet, read literature and watched tv programs. I found that talking with other addicts in depth about how their disease affected them taught me… Continue reading The Ends Are Always The Same…Part 2