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Dear Paul…

Dear Paul, We’ve never met, but I feel like I know you. You see, my office extension used to be your work number. I know this because even though this number has been assigned to me for a year now, I still get calls for you on a regular basis. You’d be amazed how much I … Continue reading

Is Independent Journalism at Risk?

With all these accusations lately of fake news, activist journalism, and a president who encourages his base to hate on the “liberal media,” journalists have really had it rough. Sometimes it makes ya wonder what you can believe anymore. Is journalism still independent? Here’s one story about journalism at risk. This is Jacqui Helbert. Jacqui was a … Continue reading

Oscars? Whatever…

Tonight is the annual Academy Awards ceremony, the biggest and most prestigious awards ceremony where the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes its’ own. So what! Oh, I know that many of you are watching to not only see who wins an award, but what is worn by whom, and who says what … Continue reading

Bet Ya Don’t Read the Entire Blog Post!

Did you see this photo?  Now before you get all defensive, let’s keep it 100% here. The current president garnered 53% of the white woman vote. That’s despite his comments about grabbing women by the pussy (Saying the word pussy is the reason some women have used to dis the march. If our president can be vulgar, why can’t … Continue reading

Living with Cats

I talked about how Rumpy is such a comfort to me since the election. But there are also cats that live in this home who are keeping me on the straight and narrow. I don’t have time to wallow in anger and hurt; I have two elderly cats with hyperthyroidism who are always hungry and … Continue reading

And So it Begins…

Yesterday protesters in DC were arrested after breaking store windows and at least one car was set on fire. Here in Nashville, protesters were arrested after they formed a human chain, and with the help of some duct tape, prevented anyone from entering or exiting the capitol. I happened to be walking around during my … Continue reading

No, We will NOT be Quiet! We Shall be Heard.

There is much turmoil within our country these days, and it seems lately the solution for those on top, as well as those who fear uncertainty, is to shhhhh!!!! us.  On this weekend where we honor the life and service of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a leader of one of the largest protest movements … Continue reading

Standing with Standing Rock

Friday I went on a hike where I learned about the Trail of Tears. How white people forced the Cherokee to give up their lands and walk from Georgia to Arkansas and eventually to Oklahoma. How whites kept pushing the Cherokee out of their way for years, and how the Cherokee fought for the right … Continue reading

As Within, So Without…

Yesterday I treated myself to the Frist Museum to see their latest installment, Samurai: The Way of the Warrior. I didn’t realize there was a Veteran’s Day parade being held on Broadway at the exact time I chose to visit the museum, but I did get to see a bit of it from the gift shop … Continue reading

The Neverending War on Homeless Cats

I am a fan of Gwen Cooper, the author of the books about Homer the blind wonder cat. Homer has moved on from this realm, but Gwen continues to write about cats and topics of importance to cat lovers. This week Gwen sent out an email to her readers alerting us to a book being hawked … Continue reading

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