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A suggestion to Trump on DACA and Latino Familes
Posted:Apr 18, 2019 7:52 pm
Last Updated:Apr 20, 2019 10:41 am
If I were the boss of Congress, I would strongly suggest they streamline the path to citizenship for all the DACA kids and along with a hundred or so Latino families on the other side of the border who long for a better way of life in exchange for sending Congressperson Ihan Omar back where she came from. Some people do things are really annoying and Omar is one of them.
Saint Joseph & the Search for Home
Posted:Apr 17, 2019 8:19 pm
Last Updated:Apr 18, 2019 9:21 pm
A few months ago, I was doing Horary Astrology/Tarot Readings to the first five people who responded to a post. My California cousin expressed frustration because she and her spouse cannot find a stable home because of problems. She was diagnosed with heart problems a age which resulted in outrageous medical . I did the reading for her but suggested that we do a cross-country candle ritual. It's very simple. We find a Catholic Church and light a candle visualizing a new home.

It seems like I always spend time in historical catholic basilica, cathedrals, ad infinitum in my travels. So this week, I was in Washington D.C. - I was having a conversation with a woman at the William Penn House. She suggested that since St. Joseph could be used to a home, why not use him to find a home. She suggested the Catholic Church next to the FCNL office across from the Senate Buildings since I had plans to be in that area any way.

What I found was St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church on Capital Hill. Coincidences like that happen to me all the time. I went into the Church, made a donation, lit a candle, visualized my cousin finding a new home and had a conversation with God.

Afterwards, I went next door to the FCNL Office to get information on various . The burning issues last week's conference in Philadelphia was the Palestinian crisis, the refuge problem the United States/Mexican border and racial justice. I had an appointment with our WV Congresswoman and popped into the Senate Offices. A few of my #walkaway friends requested that I stop at Texas Congressman, Dan Crenshaw's office to let him know that they liked him better than Beto.

There are people from Palestine, Latino nations and even some caught in the racial justice issue who are longing for home with a better way of life. Maybe St. Joseph can help them land where they belong.

The Joys of Being A Senior Activist!!!!
Posted:Apr 15, 2019 6:31 pm
Last Updated:Apr 17, 2019 7:36 pm
My activism started when I was about 10 . I wrote a letter to President Johnson because my hearing impaired brother was being denied a public education. Agencies were contacted, the school caught hades and the letter was published in the newspaper. The civil rights era was in force. I was asking my grandparents difficult questions. Letters to the Editor followed. So several decades later when I connected with the Religious Society of Friends, I knew it was a good fit for my spiritual journey.

So now I a senior activist with a problematic hip and a temperamental heart beat. I have slept on church floors and had to climb on top bunks during a lobbying events.

Our Quaker meeting is so small being a bench warmer is not an option so I was thrown into service quickly.

Last week was plans to travel to Philadelphia for an American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) gathering. I knew I would be travelling to Washington D.C. with plans to hike to Capital Hill to educate congress.

It seems like since I entered my 60's - my body is falling apart and medicine doesn't make it better. I was not looking forward to hiking all over Philly and D.C. in pain. I tend to procrastinate going to doctors. Nevertheless, I did a prayer " I really want to be your servant and do your work. I the energy and resources to do it. I can't be hobbling around Capitol Hill huffing and puffing. HELP! I drove over to Med Express, still having a conversation with my Higher Power. Whatever the doc did worked. A shot in the butt and some pills. It's not perfect but it sure could be a lot worse. I prefer lifestyle changes but sometimes we to get more aggressive action. Life on life's terms.

Mercury Retrograde and the GOP
Posted:Mar 14, 2019 4:59 pm
Last Updated:Apr 15, 2019 6:12 pm
Today was a real Mercury Retrograde day.
My plan was to get my car an oil change Wal-Mart and get my hair cut while it was being done. I went to the Salon and was told, it was a two hour wait. Heck no, I am not hanging around Wal-Mart for two hours to get my hair done.

Instead, I opted to walked over to the Mall across the street and found that my favorite Metaphysical store was having a moving . She told where they were moving and I mentioned that it was the old Republican Campaign Headquarters. Her reply " ssssh! She talked about how her announcement of that fact got booted off of a Social Media sight that makes the SFF Police unhappy .

I talked about the #walkaway movement, the fact that I switched over and volunteered in the Republican Headquarters.

The owner and I started talking about political issues. It was great to find common ground since neither of us would be considered typical Republicans. She isn't a Republican but some of her views might surprise some of her customers. Most #walkaway folks don't fit the typical GOP stereotype. I suggested that she see Enchanted Elephants when she got to the new store. I found mine the Dollar Store . Jackasses are allowed because thier spends too but Elephants are the Power Animal of that building

Old Cemetaries, Censuses, and Finding the Midwife.
Posted:Feb 27, 2019 2:51 am
Last Updated:Feb 28, 2019 2:17 am
My sister commented that "I dwell on the past while she looks forward to the future. I am sure she didn't intend for it to be complimentary but I will accept it as a positive. I love exploring old graveyards for whatever reason, . I have a collection of death certificates, census records, wills, slave schedules and other documents of various ancestors and it appears that it is my calling to discover and tell thier stories.

I noticed that there is a feeling of stillness when walking though an old battle ground. It is like the chaos is over and the ancestors are saying, "we're done!" Sometimes, I get flashes of the individuals who fought the battle and glimpses of thier stories.

There is nothing scary or morbid about old cemeteries. These are our ancestors and loved ones or at least thier mortal remains. These are lives to be honored and remembered.

I was checking out an 1900 Census and was surprise to find out that my Great Grandmother's father died when she was a toddler. My 2nd Great-grandmother was left widowed with six children. She was listed as a Seamstress. She had a younger brother and an aunt who also lived in the household. It appeared that the family pulled together to take care of each other. This is the way that a·grar·i·an families survived. Extended families were far more common in that era. An aging parent would be part of a grown child's family.

My great grandmother talked about a midwife who came from an enslaved family that our family owned. She delivered all but the youngest of her children. I was searching for a 3rd great grandfather. I found a mulatto man with same name. He has a wife and several children on a farm right next to a 2nd Great Grandfather and the farm where my Great Grandparents live. The Mulatto man's wife was the midwife. There is even the possibility that this family might be kin. DNA will eventually tell the story.

DeCluttering Challenge
Posted:Feb 26, 2019 11:22 pm
Last Updated:Feb 27, 2019 9:10 pm
My sister classifies herself as OCD when it comes to housekeeping. I am more like ADD when it comes to housekeeping. People have their virtues and being a domestic goddess is not one of mine. They also have their shortcomings and being a nondomestic goddess is one of mine.

When I sold our house, I got rid of practically everything. My late husband hung on to everything. I made it all go away. I moved into a smaller place with about six Sterilite Footlocker which now double as furniture. I purchased a bed and a computer desk and decided to keep it minimal.

It is amazing how easy it is to quickly accumulate "stuff" which is a glaring reality in a small space. Thus, I've created a 30 day decluttering mission. I have a zillion books that will be listed on the bay or donated to the library. The first thing going are the books promoting Trump Derangement Syndrome.. I gathered my corset and similar attire-sold it all as a lot - making some fast $$$$$. Most of it was seldom if at all gently worn but mostly sitting in the closet.

I purchased a 2-Tier Nonslip Stainless Steel Dish Rack With Chopstick Holder, Moveable S-Hooks, Cutting Board Holder, Double Grooves and now my kitchen is semi-organized.

Even more delightful is the cute little robotic vacuum that runs around the house all by itself. I may never be Susie Homemaker but I can tell Alexis to play music for it

Manufactured Outrage and Self Righteousness
Posted:Feb 9, 2019 12:08 am
Last Updated:Feb 10, 2019 3:36 pm
Accusations of racism is the new McCarthyism in my not so humble prospective. I remember when Paula Deen products were pulled of the shelves at Wal-Mart because she said the N-Word. Actually, they were discounted - I bought several of them using my Wally-World discount. I gifted them to some of my women friends who loved her.

The problem is that if you are of predominately European ancestry, somewhere along the line, inadvertly or otherwise, you are likely to say or do something that will offend someone of non-European descent. This causes some of us to tip top around these folks for fear of upsetting them. This is counter productive is communication. A black friend finally told us, "Don't worry about saying the wrong thing, you are going to and we'll tell you when you do." Easy Peezy, if I am out of line with a white friend, she'll tell me so why not let a black friend do the same. That's how we learn.

I am sure that Paula Deen does not say the N-Word anymore but should it be a surprise that a Georgia woman has said that word at least once.

The latest outburst is regarding a 30 plus year accusation of a Virginia governor wearing blackface at a party. Nowadays, most folks will think twice about wearing blackface but 30 plus years ago; maybe not.

There is also the outrage about the abortion issue. There are differing opinions on the abortion issue but even pro-choice people hate abortion.

There is much ado about this Virginia Governor supporting the killing of babies after they are born.

In an interview last month, Gov. Ralph Northam said that he supported a late-term abortion bill that would loosen restrictions on the procedure, and allow women to consult with a doctor on an abortion up to, but not including, the time of birth.

The governor, a pediatric neurologist, also talked about some of the dangerous medical emergencies that pregnant women could face, such as carrying a nonviable fetus. He said that in such a case, the mother would deliver the infant and then, “the infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.” While Mr. Northam was talking about an end-of-life care discussion in the case of a child that would not live.

Republicans seized on his remarks as evidence that Mr. Northam supported killing babies after their birth. This was not the case at all.

Posted:Feb 6, 2019 4:29 pm
Last Updated:Feb 13, 2019 7:10 am
The first amendment to give women their God given right to vote was introduced by a Republican Senator in 1878. Republicans fought an uphill battle for 42 years until the 19th amendment was passed in 1920. I'm glad to see their efforts paid off and I hope those wearing white last night know which party fought for them to do so.
Posted:Feb 6, 2019 1:58 am
Last Updated:Feb 7, 2019 4:15 am
Chocolate is derived from cacao beans. Bean = vegetable. Sugar is derived from either sugar CANE or sugar BEETS. Both are plants, which places them in the vegetable category. Thus, chocolate is a vegetable. To go one step further, chocolate candy bars also contain milk, which is dairy. So candy bars are a health food
Politcally Incorrect Prayers by STAR!!!
Posted:Feb 2, 2019 8:26 pm
Last Updated:Feb 3, 2019 3:54 pm
Sought through Prayer and Meditation to improve our Conscious Contact with God

My understanding is that Prayer is talking to God and Meditation is listening to God. Talking to God is easy. Listening is the challenge.

There was much ado about these incorrect conversations with God and how we should not pray about our departed loved one. He's not Santa Claus who a send a never-ending wish list to fulfil nor is someone I give orders to.

I was driving home in a flood and keep asking God, "Please get me home safely?" If I lose my keys, I talk to his friend St. Anthony and usually find them. I will thank him for my humble abode but dang I sure would like a dishwasher and a robotic vacuum cleaner.

Absolutely, I pray about my loved ones on the other side. Ironically, when we are having conversations about Grumpy, I will start finding keys all over the place. It is like a confirmation that "Grumpy is still here and that he is more than okay," just in the next realm over.

I DON'T worry about if I am doing right or doing it wrong! Being right all the time is not a prerequisite My Higher Power can sort it out and figure out how to send me the message that I need to change or if I am doing just fine. I can never shut my brain off long enough to listen but I get my answers when there is evidence of divine intervention at work. It's the coincidences, being in the right place at the right time, the right people showing up and watching the cosmos clink into place.


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