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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!

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

Blogging vs Facebook/Twitter

It has been a long while since I have wanted to blog. But I have found a reason to come back to this format. I have spent a lot of time on Social Media like Facebook and Twitter and Instagram. I think that it is a wonderful place to share friendships and family relationships and celebrating life.

However, I have found it a toxic environment for discussion of Politics of any sort. If you value your family and friends above your opinions, I suggest leaving the social media format and move back to blogging. I want very much to “voice” my opinion, but not at the expense of my relationships. So I have come back to blogging as a place to put my voice on subjects of a political nature.

I think that this is where I can speak my truth.

I think this is where I can speak about my rage when I want to. The fact that I do not feel comfortable speaking my truth outloud without upsetting people I care about on Social Media is crazy, but I have lost relationships over this. So I have to be careful not to go there. If I do, some friends and family pounce on me with their opposition and to some extremes, unfriend me or argue to the point of uncontrolled anger.

My nephew J called me recently and wanted to engage me in discussion. He even asked me who I was leaning toward in the next election. Really? We are polar opposites in our beliefs. Why would I even consider going down that path with him. It is none of his business who I would vote for. I would definitely not discuss this with him on social media. I am not interested in debate. I have my own thoughts, I do not need theirs…and they don’t really want mine.

There is no real way on social media to find common ground. That is not what people do. They argue relentlessly back and forth, tit for tat, trying to one-up each other, there is no such thing as compromise. There is only making your own point.

And in an effort to be transparent, I am just as dug in on my point of view as they are with theirs. I don’t want to hear the other side. I want to give voice to MY TRUTH. So here I am, back on my blog where it is permissible to say exactly what I want to say and not have to defend my feelings or opinions. My opinions are my own. Feelings come from the heart. The heart knows what the heart knows.

That is all.