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Here it is Again.


Three years ago today and it never gets easier.  I wish my sweet daughter would have had the chance to meet her Uncle Martin. But, I see you in her all the time.  And what a blessing that is, because I miss my best friend. I love and miss you more than I could ever express in words, Martini. RIP, Bub.

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Racism Is Hurting My Heart


I am almost in tears here. I know that because, I am pregnant, apparently I am in an emotional state. (Which, seems funny because, even the man that I live with doesn’t think I am that emotional while being pregnant.). But, I am so freaking over the racism.

First of all, HOW LONG HAVE WE BEEN UNSEGREGATED?! Why is there so many close-minded people, OF EVERY RACE, that can not let this go?!

Hey guess what, if you are a white man and don’t agree with a white man getting married to a black woman; THEN DON’T GET MARRIED TO A BLACK WOMAN. And visa versa. And standing for all racial differences (and any other differences) in relationships & ect. How the hell is it changing your life, in anyway, if someone else does it?

Just the same, if a white person does something nice for another white person, HOW THE HELL IS THAT RACIST?! If I see a starving person on the side of the road, and they ask me for a few bucks for food…guess what? I’m going buy them a meal from a fast food restaurant or something, regardless of if they are white, black, yellow, purple, or a llama. (Yes, I know the llama thing is illogical but, I chose to throw some humor in this, so I don’t completely breakdown.)

I respect everyone’s opinion and I feel everyone has the right to feel the way they feel but, damnit! If you don’t like what OTHER people are doing (aside from hurting others in some way), there is a simple solution; MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS.

I just think that the world would be a much better place if we all worried more about loving one and other, as opposed to trying to find everyone’s flaws or make other people feel as if they are wrong about something, that doesn’t effect them in anyway.

And before you try and tell me that I am worrying about something that doesn’t effect me, myself…just shut up. Not only could (and has) racism effect(ed) me in other ways but, it effects me right here and right now because, I have a freaking heart. And it makes my freaking heart hurt.

I’m not here for an argument about the subject, either. I just truly need to let this emotion out. This is a long post so, if you disagree, you definitely didn’t have to read this far.

Rant over. Thanks for listening/reading, whatever.

Everyone can be MacGryver – Home Remedies that Work


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Nobody is saying the wonders of modern medicine—what would we do without a medication like penicillin to treat infections? But, as it turns out, everyday items have secret curing powers, too. Next time you don’t want to fork over money to get a common wart removed, consider using duct tape. Already popped two aspirin but can’t get rid of the headache? A pencil could do the trick. Below, get medical explanations behind a few bizarre—albeit brilliant—MacGyver-esque home remedies.

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Duct Tape to Remove Warts

In 2002, a group of doctors compared duct tape’s effectiveness with liquid nitrogen in removing warts. After two months of wearing duct tape on a daily basis and using a pumice stone about once a week to exfoliate the dead skin, 85 percent of patients’ warts were gone, whereas freezing only removed 60 percent. “The question is whether there is something in the chemical adhesive itself, or…

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Burger King Debuts Gay Pride Whopper


I did not understand, until I read the article. I like it!!!

TIME

Behind the counter at a Burger King in the heart of San Francisco is a rainbow-colored menu board advertising a product that the fast-food behemoth has never sold before and isn’t selling anywhere else: The Proud Whopper.

When customers visiting during Sunday’s pride parade asked cashiers what made this Whopper different from a standard-issue burger, they simply said, “I don’t know.” The mystery was revealed once diners opened the rainbow-colored wrapper and got a taste: absolutely nothing is different about this burger, nothing at all. To emphasize the point, the interior of the wrapper comes with a second message: “We Are All the Same Inside.”

The campaign was conceived just a few months ago as a way for Burger King to bring the company’s new “Be Your Way” tagline to life. Fernando Machado, a senior vice president of global branding, led the effort, which included on-the-spot filming of customers’ reactions…

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Storytelling: A Disney/Pixar Perspective


I love these!

Lynette Noni

My amazing publishers, Pantera Press, uploaded a post the other day titled: Pixar’s 22 Rules for Great Storytelling. Some of the ‘rules’ are so inspirational that I just have to share them with you all. (And, hey, you know how much I love anything even remotely Disney-related!).

You can click on the link above to read the entire post (and see where all the info comes from). Otherwise, enjoy these true storytelling gems! My favourites are numbers 6, 13 and (especially) 19. Have a read and let me know which ones you like best!

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Aren’t they awesome? I certainly think so!

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Thanks again (as always) for reading!

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What Are We Arguing Over Again?


I always see people on my social media arguing over things such as God, politics, if people should be saying the pledge, things of that nature.  Some people, for some reason, always think that they are correct and that it is their personal duty to convince everyone that they know,of that fact.

Would you like to know what I think?

Firstly, I do not think that the problem is, people believing in God.  Nor, do I think that the problem is some people’s lack of a belief in God. (That in, no way, mean that they don’t believe in a higher power at all.  It simply means that their high power, may have a different name, or possibly a different story.)  I don’t think different political views is the real issue either.  And, I certainly do not think that the real issues, is if your kids should or should not say the pledge in school.

What I do think, is- a person has the right to choose if they do or do not believe in the same God as you.  I believe that everyone has the right to their own political views, and their views on damn near everything.  I also think that every child/person, should have the right to pledge an allegiance to their flag.  I also believe that they have the right to not participate in that act.  One person choosing not to participate, does not, and should not, somehow cancel out another person’s right to do so.

 

What I truly believe that the problem is..is that some people (ok, most people), for some reason, have this idea that everything they believe and act on IS the right thing to do.  That is wrong.  Just because, it may be right for you, does not make it right for someone else.  People are entirely too concerned with what others do/believe, and with trying to convince other’s that they are wrong if they don’t practice the same.  in all actuality, there would be far less problems/arguments, if we stopped worrying about trivial things, like these.

 

You are arguing over something, for nothing.  Practice what YOU believe.  That is your right.  By practicing this right, you should realize that you are not the only one that is entitled to it.  Let other’s practice what they believe in.  Basically, worry about yourself and stop worrying about other’s, that affect your life in no way.  That is just selfish.

 

You do not need a bible, a president, or a well written oath to have MORALS. (I am in no way, putting these previously mentioned things down.  I am simply saying that, we do not all have to agree perfectly on each and every one, in order to be able to tell the difference between right and wrong.)  You should already know the difference between right and wrong.)  You should know the difference between right and wrong, and install that into your children.

 

If we all know that is is wrong to steal, kill, etc., then why the heck are we all arguing about each other’s thoughts and ideas?  When i the last time that you saw a bible walk over and steal a hundred-dollar bill?  When is the last time that the pledge of allegiance picked up a hand gun and shot someone?

 

Exactly.