Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mothers' Day

My mom did the best she could with what she had in the way of emotion, but we've never had a close relationship, so mother's day has almost always been kind of "meh" for me.

but this woman?  My aunt Jo, was the sister best loved by my Pop and she provided me with that kind of unconditional love, support and occasional kick in the ass that most folks have with their moms.

She's why I moved to Florida when I was 21 and a big old mess. She told me to come here and give myself a chance to make a life for myself away from drama and craziness.  She made me believe I had worth and she was so supportive.  I wish she'd have been around when I made the decision to become a nurse, taking the long road to follow in her footsteps.

Thanks to my cousins for sharing her with me.

Happy Mothers' Day to all the moms and thanks, Aunt Jo.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015


I've gotta say this...

freedom of speech is MEANINGLESS unless you sometimes dislike what you hear someone say.

If it's somehow "brave" for someone to become famous for a picture of a crucifix in urine (and no one killed anyone over that, btw) then it does NOT mean that it's ok for someone to kill others because their religious icon had a cartoon drawn about him.

It's not brave to denigrate a religion whose followers are far more likely to just carry a sign or (gasp!) pray for you.  It IS brave to hold a contest for the best Mohammed cartoon knowing that someone may want to kill you because of it.

To say that it is the "fault" of Geller or anyone else involved in that contest that crazy people came to kill them all is no different than saying a drunk girl in a panty-less mini skirt going to a frat party is "asking for it".

The end.