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2021

The last time I posted here was in March of 2019…

I did not post in 2020.

2020 was a very bad year. The Covid-19 Pandemic was the year that everyone stayed home. Work at home, school at home, everything…at home. I RETIRED! We tried desperately to cope and stay safe from each other. People hoarded toilet paper (that is a whole post on its own.) Jeff and I still got sick with Covid. I never ever want too be that sick again. I am grateful we recovered. Just under a half a million people in the United States (to date) DIED.

2020 was an awakening of Racial Justice issues. Our society has to come to terms that we in the year of 2020 are STILL a society that allows racial injustice to exist. We look the other way. Black and brown people (…of color) are disproportionately targeted for all kinds of injustices from micro-aggressions to actually being murdered in front of us on social media. White superiority was paraded and worshipped by President Trump and his cult-like followers. Trump also targeted Asians with his daily reminders using the term “China Virus.”

2020 was a political year. President Trump LOST. I cannot say that loud enough. If I need to shout louder for the people in the back who cannot hear. President Trump LOST. Yet, 70,000,000 followers have deluded themselves into believing that did not happen. Seventy million! Trump continues to spread this BIG LIE. He is insane. THE ELECTION WAS NOT STOLEN. I don’t care how many times you say it, it is still a LIE!

2021 is going to be year of recovery. Recovery of health. Recovery of sanity. Recovery of self.

SIGH!

What Will It Take?

I am musing tonight … trying to understand the folks who continue to support Donald Trump. What low blow will be the final straw that shakes them into understanding just how evil this man is. In fact, he has said he could get away with murder:

“I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and wouldn’t lose any voters,” then candidate Trump said during a January 2016 campaign rally in Iowa.

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/donald-trump-fifth-avenue-comment

So why should we be surprised that he continues to attack deceased Senator John McCain. Republicans ‘en masse’ are still supporting Trump and not calling him out for this transgression … even though he is attacking a fellow Republican.

“I gave him the kind of funeral that he wanted, which as president I had to approve. I don’t care about this, I didn’t get a thank you. That’s OK,” Trump told workers at a tank factory in Lima, Ohio.

“We sent him on the way, but I wasn’t a fan of John McCain.”

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/434979-trump-blasts-mccain-bemoans-not-getting-thank-you-for-funeral

Donald Trump always thinks it is about him. UGH! Arrogant ASS!

This is not okay folks. This says a lot more about you all than it does about Donald Trump. This tells me that your sense of fair play is completely warped. YOUR own ethics are now being called into question. Your SILENCE tells Donald Trump that he CAN get away with it. If you can condone this thoughtless and blatant disrespect of a man that many consider a war hero and an honest man worthy of the highest consideration, and still allow that Trump insults McCain’s memory almost daily with his deplorable speech tirades and Twitter posts.

I am not a Republican, but many of you are. And yet, YOU ALLOW even this. Trump is corrupt in his heart and in all his dealings … beyond all decency. Donald Trump is exactly who he says he is and this is who you choose to represent YOU.

I cannot ever be friends with you. Seriously.

Please find your soul again and call this asshole out!


Advice I have heard from the Universe

This list of collected quotes.
It is my repository to collect the thoughts I need in my life.

  • “The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.” – Thomas Paine
  • “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” – Henry David Thoreau
  • “You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.” – Indira Ghandi
  • Don’t get in the habit of collecting red flags. You only need one.
  • Just because someone is creating a circus, it doesn’t mean you have to go.
  • Listen with empathy. No comment needed. (People need to not formulate responses while the other person is talking)
  • Smile, not everything requires a comment from you. You do not have to solve everything.
  • “Not all who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien