Category Archives: religion

Blessed Are The Peacemakers

I get so much shit, for being nice, pardon my parlance, choosing to take the highroad since there’s less traffic on it, if you will. I’m amazed how often my cheerful countenance is challenged as though I suffer from some debilitating … Continue reading

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Religion, Politics and How Old Do You Think I Am?

These are three topics that should be avoided at all costs. Recently, a girl I was working with asked, how old did I think she was.  I tried bobbing and weaving so not to answer, but she persisted, smiling seductively … Continue reading

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Not Seeing Is Believing

I’m not religious, at least I don’t think I am.  After my dear mother wielded Catholicism like a machete, I’ve hung up my bible for good, at least I think I have. I was 40 before realizing, God wouldn’t strike … Continue reading

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God Bless America

I warn you, this is not one of my slaphappy posts. I’m here, stunned into silence after going to the 9/11 Museum downtown. A friend asked, what possessed me? Well, I always wanted to go since, being a survivor of … Continue reading

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A Bad Receiver

Why is receiving so hard for some? Why can’t one just muster a gracious thank you and move on? A person’s discomfort after I send a gift or note, brings up such a wound for me. The first time I … Continue reading

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Deaf and Dumb

I’m a firm believer that things are put in front of you for a reason. I’ve been having a challenging time as of late, mostly pertaining to my hearing loss. So when I encountered a man who could neither hear … Continue reading

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Whom To Admire

I’ve known a woman for over 20 years who’s worked as the cashier in a neighborhood grocery store. Anya is her name, and one of the most impressive people I know. A beautiful Latino in her 50s with one son, … Continue reading

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Yom Kippur

It’s the onset, at sunset, of the Jewish Day of Atonement and I can’t help feeling left out. Just now I stood on my corner watching families on there way to temple filled with resolve to fast till sundown tomorrow. … Continue reading

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All Paws On Deck

Insomnia should be embraced, is what I say, as the stars and I giggle on Google like girls at a sleepover. Haven’t done one of these in a while forgetting what fun it is and let’s face it, animals are … Continue reading

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Connie

My friend Connie died. She was in the hospital presumably getting better about to be released, when she suddenly just passed. Her brother, whom she lived with said, how strange it was because she talked that whole day about coming … Continue reading

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