I Am A Happily Married Racist!

Where Do Our Sexual Preferences Come From, And How Flexible Are They? :  Invisibilia : NPR

About ten, fifteen years ago, at a BBQ with lots of food and some alcohol, a friend of mine asked me if I would date -or sleep with a black man. I didn’t hesitate, answered quickly -and without thinking- “No, I would not date a black man or sleep with a black man.”

“I guess that means you are a racist,” he said and I didn’t know what to respond. My brain didn’t comprehend -neither did I. I had stepped into a trap and now I was stuck.

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Smart Ass Tuesday – As Serious as I can be

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To understand the world, you have to UNDERSTAND the world. 

After yesterdays meeting between Putin and Trump, I couldn’t help but wonder what the world is thinking. We here in the U.S. don’t hear much about the rest of the world. Most of our news outlets have shifted their focus to American politics only, interrupted only by mass shootings and global catastrophes.  Continue reading

The Power of Fear

Fear is powerful beyond measure. When we are afraid we pull back. I hope I will go to bed tonight without any fear of tomorrow.

Myths of the Mirror

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“Fear,” the man said. “Fear has long, fine fingers.”

Grigor Phelan found fear intriguing, full of subtleties, an art form one contemplated because nothing of its shape or color or texture was what it appeared. Fear spanned a spectrum from the subtle edge of respect to unbounded terror, and he was most attracted to what lay in between, in the murky hues of human sentiment. He was charmed by the guises of fear, how it hid itself from its host, how it crouched on the rim of consciousness. Like a child’s kaleidoscope, fear proved changeable, multi-faceted, and often lovely as it turned. It might wear the face of generosity or compassion, decency or loyalty, adoration or threat. It could be manipulated by the most benign of words or actions, or pace like a wolf at the edge of a nightfire, seeking a way in.  (Myths of the Mirror

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