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Believe What You Want, but Leave Me Out of It

Sunday I attended a church service with the rest of my family. Now let me start by saying I am an atheist, and while I was raised in this church denomination, I have always taken issue with their teachings, even when I did consider the possibility of God. The topic of the sermon was, Is … Continue reading

Imagine That! -a commentary

Facebook founder and uber-rich white boy Mark Zuckerburg has fought efforts to curtail harmful posts to his social media megasite. He didn’t care when a pizza restaurant was targeted as the supposed site where Hillary Clinton ran a child sex trafficking gang. He didn’t care when Sandy Hook was labeled a hoax and grieving family … Continue reading

Breaking Up is Hard to Do

I want to end it with Facebook, but I can’t bring myself to say good-bye. I have my reasons for wanting to stay, the most obvious being my desire to stay connected to people I wouldn’t otherwise connect with. Let’s face it, things have changed. When I first met Facebook, it was a cool place … Continue reading

Making Memories

My dad died. I’ve been trying to make sense of things since I got the news. Our relationship was…. complicated, and I don’t want to talk about that here. Death makes me think of a clean cut with a sharp knife that removes a limb, but not the phantom sensations. My father is no longer … Continue reading

How Could That Have Happened?

How could Larry Nasser get away with molesting so many girls for so long?  . To answer that question, I’ll ask a few others. How was Jerry Sandusky able to sexually abuse boys for years, though others had reported his behavior? How was a serial sexual predator elected president of the United States, even though … Continue reading

Living in the Now

One thing about Trump being our president: he’s led more people to live in the now than Eckhart Tolle. From the threat of nuclear war to the fear of a long, drawn-out government shutdown, many of us are embracing gratitude for what we have in the moment and knowing at any minute things could change. … Continue reading

What I Want for the New Year

At last we count down to saying good-bye to this no-good, very bad year. For me, 2017 cannot be gone too soon.  I hope the new year brings some positive changes. Here are some I’d like to see in 2018: A total ban on fireworks. Yes, they are pretty. They also scare the daylights out of … Continue reading

I’m Telling You the Truth, I Swear!

There are plenty of people out there telling us lies… if you can believe that. Continue reading

Talking About Retail…

I have made the decision that it’s time to move on. To be clear, I miss Rumpy, Buggie and Bubba dearly, and I will for a long time to come. But they are no longer here. Graybie, Hissy, Yella and Little Girl are. As am I, and our lives go on. I best get in … Continue reading

“We’re All Sick of It”

I donate blood through the American Red Cross. You can tell when it’s time to give again because they bug the shit out of me with daily calls and emails until I sign up to give. They caught me this weekend and convinced me to donate at a local blood drive that was held yesterday. … Continue reading

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