When You Smell Something, Say or Do Something.

  It’s been nine days since my last post. I have gone from the fire in my belly over the election into a semi-depression that came with a cold. Sometimes a cold is the universe’s way of telling you to slow down and rest. I think there’s some truth to that. A constant state of tension and anger is never good for the long haul but, sometimes it’s a reality. Slowing down gives time and space to collect yourself and find the path that makes the most sense to survive what’s coming.   I’m holding onto some hope for December
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We’re All in this Together

  I’m exhausted and I know so many of you all are, too. I find myself questioning everything. So much fake news and misleading articles you don’t know what to believe anymore. Snopes is our friend. Please check your sources. Don’t be part of the problem. That doesn’t help the feeling of unrest in our core, but we have to be vigilant. Call bullshit when you see it.     The one thing we can be sure of is our ‘President Elect’ is a twelve-year-old with a twitter account. You may not be able to discern real from faux news
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A Little Trip in the Wayback Machine Might Help Us All Feel Better

  I know most of you, my loyal followers, are in the same stunned sense of disbelief I am. Well, I thought I would share this post from way back in April of 2013 to perhaps, make us feel a bit more hopeful that this won’t be the apocalypse we’re collectively fearing. Be sure to read the links, too. If you’ve forgotten the Dubya era, as I know I’ve tried to, this may give you some hope for the future. We have our system of checks and balances in this democracy to thank and rely on. Be sure to read the links, too.
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Love and Sanity trump Hate!

  This will likely be my last political post for this election season. I hope. It has been a mind-boggling struggle that became more mind-boggling as it progressed. I, like many others, never took the orange buffoon seriously from the beginning. How could anyone take him seriously? He, the reality show blowhard with the worst comb-over in History running for President of the United States?? Come on! Mind you, I wouldn’t have voted for anyone on the Republican debate stage but, the orange buffoon was like comic relief. Until it wasn’t funny any longer. I came of age in the
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Jobs, I’ve Had a Few…part 3

  When the modeling agency closed it didn’t take me long to become bored. A couple of my friends started teaching aerobic dance in the evenings at the school gym and I loved helping them come up with routines. I didn’t get paid for it, but I got the classes for free and was in the best shape of my life. That alone was worth it! I miss that body…sigh.     Anyway, someone contacted me about a woman’s health spa that was for sale. Once an entrepreneur, always an entrepreneur, so they say, or as someone once said, “An
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The Objectification of Girls

  There have been so many stories about the Republican candidate for President of the U.S. that absolutely turn my stomach it’s hard to find one that stands out. Every day there is another disgusting example of his misogyny, hateful and racist views that make me want to vomit.       There have been many stories over the past week or two about his involvement in Beauty Pageants. We’ve all read about the Miss Universe he abused, but he also owned the Miss Teen USA pageant. Now several of the girls, and I do mean girls, he abused are
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I’m With Her, part 3

  Well, well, well. As one of Drumpf’s campaign workers said under their breath last night, ‘The wheels are off the bus now!” I had planned a post for today about the plight of the old white men who are the most avid supporters of the orange pig, but I didn’t see this juicy morsel coming. I think those of us who have always known he is a pig are only surprised at the response from the mainstream Republicans. I guess hearing him talk about grabbing a woman by the ‘pussy’ was the final straw for any thinking man with
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I’m with HER, part 2

  This election year has been exhausting, for me. I’m admittedly a political junkie, have been since JFK and I was only ten years old then. My family’s roots were in the South but, they were Democrats. The South started shifting to the right in 1964 when Strom Thurmond switched parties. With all I remember about him, I’m glad he left.   My grandparents migrated North in the late ‘40’s when my grandfather got work driving cars from Georgia to Ohio and discovered more opportunities up North. He ended up working for Willy’s Motors in Toledo. In many ways, my
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Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance, my review

  I used to read fiction more often than I have in recent years. Ken Follett, was a favorite and Michener. American History came in second for a long time. Roots, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, Harry S. Truman. More recently I’ve been reading memoir. Reading others stories of life helps me shape my own story. None more so than Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance. I can’t remember when I first heard of it but I knew I wanted to read it. I ordered it on Kindle but, after I started getting into it, I knew I needed the
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Jobs, I’ve Had a Few, part 2

  If you missed the first installment you can catch up here. After the brief stint waitressing I began to look for something more interesting. I discovered a local paper was looking for sales people. It was more of a shopper type rag than newspaper and I decided to give it a shot. It was run completely by women and in the late ‘70’s, when ‘I am Woman hear me Roar’ was an anthem of sorts, that was quite a fete. I connected with the entire crew right away and hit the road. My territory was rather large, covering several
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