Time to Look in the Mirror

  We see what we want to see.  That’s part of the problem. I was perusing Facebook, which I must say prompts many posts on this blog, and I saw a theme.  Negativity.  Plain and simple. There were posts about “those” people.  Of one sort of another.  You know them, the idiots, the ridiculous, theContinue reading “Time to Look in the Mirror”

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52 Thoughts: Seventh Thought

In the last two weeks one friend suddenly lost his Mom and my honey’s Mom had some serious health issues and went into the hospital.  We are hoping the treatment helps her, that the doctors can fully figure out what’s going on, and that she can get on the road to recovery.  My honey flewContinue reading “52 Thoughts: Seventh Thought”

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After 10 Minutes on Facebook

I just spent 10 minutes on Facebook and now I have to write a blog post. Oi!  I can’t take it.  Politics, division, divisiveness, people being crappy, showing their dark sides, thinking it’s funny.  It’s not. I don’t care who you support.  I have my opinion, know what I’m going to do come November.  IContinue reading “After 10 Minutes on Facebook”

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Maybe There’s Hope For Us After All

I believe we all basically want the same things, even if we don’t agree about how we might get them.  Trying to understand each other, giving each other simple respect as human beings, goes a long way.  We all have different experiences which inform how we’ve decided to live our lives.  There are many waysContinue reading “Maybe There’s Hope For Us After All”

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Looking With Our Better Eyes

I was just reading a piece I have in draft, one I never posted here.  It was a general rant about how much of what we read, see, are offered to take in via news and social media, is negative, derisive, and ugly. I’m not going to post it. I still agree with what IContinue reading “Looking With Our Better Eyes”

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Excuse Me, Sir….

I’m not a man. Though, apparently, I look like one.  Sometimes.  From the side maybe.  Or the back.  Or in the pancake line. I can’t tell you how many times it’s happened this trip.  I was in a check-out line, or picking up pancakes at the griddle from the pancake chef, or walking into orContinue reading “Excuse Me, Sir….”

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Rumination on Hate

Merriam Webster defines hate as, “a deep and emotional extreme dislike for someone or something”.  You might find it strange that a person who tends to write about kindness and joy and love would start a piece with hate’s definition, but today I was watching something, a story on the program Sunday Morning that I’dContinue reading “Rumination on Hate”

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A Drop Becomes a Ripple Becoming a Wave

I was commenting on a friend’s Facebook post today, trying to put across the message that we need a little more positivity in the world and how positivity catches hold, just like negativity, if we let it. So, here’s the deal. (Yes, I’m on the soap box again.)  I don’t post negative stuff on Facebook,Continue reading “A Drop Becomes a Ripple Becoming a Wave”

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside

I want it to be sunny AND warm.  Is that too much to ask?  It looks gorgeous outside today.  Blue sky, slightly breezy, crisp.  Looking out there, it seems as though I could grab my cup of coffee, the book I’m reading, and head out to the chairs we have on our back deck.  TheContinue reading “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”

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What Kind of Eyes Do You See With?

I happened to be looking at quotes this morning, which is something I occasionally do, and found this little gem. I’ve never been a huge Eisenhower fan, and to be honest, I don’t really know too much about him.  He was a two term president, a conservative who also happened to be against McCarthy, forContinue reading “What Kind of Eyes Do You See With?”

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If You Give a Little Love, You Can Get a Little Love of Your Own

Yes, grand gestures are awesome, but it’s the small things we do every day that really make a difference. Parts of this video include footage from the Liberty Mutual campaign called the responsibility project.  It’s by far my favorite ad campaign.  All about doing small things to help our fellow beings, human and animal alike.Continue reading “If You Give a Little Love, You Can Get a Little Love of Your Own”

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And Above All Things… Kindness

I’ve written many times about how I feel we should look at all sides, find common ground, talk over places we disagree with compassion and a willingness to hear. I’ve also written a lot about being open, non-judgemental, and how we are all, most of us anyway, pretty much the same, wanting the same basicContinue reading “And Above All Things… Kindness”

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A Word From Our Sponsor… Namely, Me

I do not choose to post inflammatory political stuff on this blog or in social media. I’m liberal and have my opinion but I didn’t even post stuff of that nature when I was really anti a previous administration. I see that sort of thing as plain ol’ finger pointing, which gets us nowhere. YouContinue reading “A Word From Our Sponsor… Namely, Me”

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One Nation

I grew up with the idea that it was OK to disagree, appropriately of course, and that having more than one opinion in the room is often a good thing.  It provides a discussion with more than one side, which I feel is always a good thing.  Granted, sometimes it can be uncomfortable, but ifContinue reading “One Nation”

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Why Can’t Jim Own a Canadian?

I just read this post on Facebook and had to repost it here on my blog.  It had me laughing so hard I was was crying.  Thanks Margaret for posting it there and Jim (whoever you are) for writing it. Why Can’t I Own a Canadian? by Margaret Shelburne Reed on Friday, February 11, 2011 atContinue reading “Why Can’t Jim Own a Canadian?”

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Freakin’ Busy

That’s all I have to say…. sort of. My oh my have we been in the soup lately.  I don’t know when we had a day off recently.  I mean… a day off.  No work, no play away from our house, nothing but relaxin’ at the abode.  I can’t remember.  That’s bad. I was sittingContinue reading “Freakin’ Busy”

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How To Sleep Walk Effectively

I’m tired.  Tired to the bones tired.  It’s nobody’s fault really.  It’s just that I got only three and a half or four hours of sleep.  Not good.  It went something like this… stay up until almost midnight, go to sleep, wake at 3:20 when the little girl pounced on me then sat there onContinue reading “How To Sleep Walk Effectively”

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In The Waiting Room

Here we all are… waiting. Doesn’t really matter where as all waiting rooms are the same. Bad coffee, bad lighting, loads of people, weird smells, and the loud person. The loud person can be man or woman. I’ve experienced both. This particular loudy is a woman. A woman who’s knitting and talking simultaneously. Special. WeContinue reading “In The Waiting Room”

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Stand For Children Video

Mom… I agree with you. No matter what our politics, kids need to have a higher profile where our government spending is concerned. I see the aftermath when the cuts happen. What do we want… educated children, or a much higher drop out rate. People may say there’s no correlation, but trust me, there is.

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Here We Go Again

Here We Go Again, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. Yep… it snowed. Again. We still had a snow pile left over from the last time. Ah well… I guess Oregon has just joined the ranks of the East Coast winter club. Snow… cold… snow… and uh, oh yeah, more snow. It is beautiful though. I haveContinue reading “Here We Go Again”

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Abracadabra… And They’re Gone…

This is a sad and upsetting situation.  You give a guy a really nice, collector’s edition, Leatherman.  He loves it.  He packs it in his luggage, luggage he can’t lock, and trusting the TSA workers, he checks said baggage with said collector’s edition knife (along with another leatherman and a nice folding pocket knife… allContinue reading “Abracadabra… And They’re Gone…”

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