Congratulations Hillary!

July 30th, 2016 → 4:47 am

“Upon your sword
Sit laurel victory, and smooth success
Be strewed before your feet.”  – Antony and Cleopatra

It’s been such a historic week.  How exciting that I’m alive to be a part of it.

Filed under: Blog & Politics/Politicians


July 26th, 2016 → 5:23 am

“Good wine is a good familiar creature,
if it be well used:  exclaim no more against it.”  – Othello

Going into the second week of convention politics, where is my glass of wine??

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2016 Republican National Convention

July 21st, 2016 → 5:06 am

“They have committed false report;
moreover, they have spoken untruths;
secondarily, they are slanders;
sixth and lastly, they have belied a lady;
thirdly, they have verified unjust things;
and to conclude, they are lying knaves.”  – Much Ado About Nothing

About says it all, I think.

Filed under: Blog & Politics/Politicians & Stupid/Evil People

I Fear For Turkey

July 17th, 2016 → 9:45 am

“Over thy wounds now do I prophesy…
A curse shall light upon the limbs of men;
Domestic fury and fierce civil strife
Shall cumber all the parts of [Turkey];
Blood and destruction shall be so in use,
And dreadful objects so familiar,
That mothers shall but smile when they behold
Their infants quartered with the hands of war,
All pity choked with custom of fell deeds;
And [Erdogan’s] spirit, ranging for revenge,
With Ate by his side come hot from hell,
Shall in these confines with a monarch’s voice
Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war.”  – Julius Caesar

Hopefully recent events in Turkey won’t turn into all out civil war, but I do fear Erdogan, and his spirit for hot revenge.

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July 12th, 2016 → 8:29 am

“I have been feasting with mine enemy.” – Romeo and Juliet

That’s how I feel these days, every time I get on social media.  Friends (and relatives!) I thought supported me and my inter-racial family, have been posting bigoted, racist comments that just shock me.  And then I face the conundrum, do I say something?  Do I not?  If I do choose to confront them, how can I do it so that they’ll listen?  IS there a way to do it so that they’ll listen and not just get defensive?  That, sadly, I have still not figured out.

Filed under: Blog & Politics/Politicians & Self/My Life

This World Right Now

July 8th, 2016 → 6:17 am

“This world’s a city full of straying streets,
And death’s the market-place where each one meets.”  – Two Noble Kinsmen

A friend of mine wrote on Facebook yesterday:  What is happening in this world?  Mass shootings, police shootings, tales of hate and violence nearly every day now.  And it seems like it’s in a particularly bad phase.  What to do??

Filed under: Blog & Stupid/Evil People

Happy Birthday USA!

July 4th, 2016 → 11:08 am

“When we are born we cry that we are come
To this great stage of fools.”  – King Lear

And every day, it seems to get crazier.  But I love it nonetheless.  Happy Birthday USA – what better place to spend it, then the Grand Canyon?


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