The Blame

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People who diet
then splurge
bitterly complain
what they lose
they regain.
Why that should be
is no great mystery
and least a defeat
for the urge to diet
is weaker than the urge to eat.

(Author unknown)

For my dear friend, who needs to shut her piehole in more than one way. 🙂

Love you, oh weak one!

Scorched Earth

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I was watching my zealot neighbor
picking individual zoysia blades at dusk
when it occurred to me there was no way
he would ever be able to disguise
that UFO scar on his front yard.
He could subscribe to every right-wing rag
but he could not deny his perfect zoysia grass
had been scorched by a spaceship.
I thought about drones awhile,

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Media Bias -Left and Right

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Bad news – Fake news – Biased news – Bad media – Bad press – Lying press. We all heard the slogans lately and I couldn’t help research it a bit more.

For a time, “bias” was the term of choice to describe anything people hated about journalism, whether the power and influence of corporate news organizations to the choices reporters made in writing individual stories. In 2001, in fact, a book about media unfairness entitled “Bias” was number one on the New York Times bestseller list. Continue reading

Six Months


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The Wordless Wednesday picture I posted the day after the election

I still wake up and wish it all would be just a dream. Much has changed during the last six months. I still laugh a lot and giggle like a little girl, but there is also a sadness in me that you can often see -and hear- when I read or watch the news.  Continue reading

Face the Sunshine


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“We cast a shadow on something wherever we stand, and it is no good moving from place to place to save things; because the shadow always follows. Choose a place where you won’t do harm – yes, choose a place where you won’t do very much harm, and stand in it for all you are worth, facing the sunshine.”

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Conservative vs. Liberal Beliefs

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Much has been said during the last election and it left many confused. Who stands for WHAT and WHY is a question kids often ask and how does one explain it all?

Here it is, brilliantly explained by the!

We all want the same things in life. We want freedom; we want the chance for prosperity; we want as few people suffering as possible; we want healthy children; we want to have crime-free streets. The argument is how to achieve them…

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The Patient

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“I am a patient” I whisper in my head
and I should be treated like one.
Please take care of me
as I lie in this bed
with my insides burning
scared to death of this disease.
My bones ache
I tremble and sweat
and cry staring out the window at the parking garage
where my car is, waiting for me to escape this nightmare.
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Mika Brzezinski Responds To Trump

I stopped spitting fire. I am lost for words, I don’t even know what to say anymore.

The Militant Negro™

Mika Brzezinski: Donald Trump‘s Attack Is ‘Really Sad For Our Country’

MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski made her first on-air comments about President Donald Trump’s Twitter rant against her, saying Trumps remarks are “really sad for our country.”

From The Huffington Post.Com By Paige Lavender:

MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski made her first on-air comments about President Donald Trump’s Twitter rant against her, saying Trumps remarks are “really sad for our country.”

“I think it’s been fascinating, and frightening, and really sad for our country,” she said Friday on her show “Morning Joe.”

Brzezinski and her co-host and fiancéJoe Scarborough, also responded to Trump in an op-ed published by The Washington Post Friday, in which they argued the president is “not well.”

America’s leaders and allies are asking themselves yet again whether this man is fit to be president. We…

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Pesto Rosso

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The most of us think about the classic Pesto Genovese, the traditional green pesto from Genoa, made with fresh basil and pine nuts; but there are actually various types of pesto -originating from different regions of Italy using local ingredients. The name pesto comes from the Italian word pestare, meaning crush or pound, as it was originally made with a mortar and pestle. Continue reading