Monday, May 20th 2019


Some impressive responses to my call to action:



NOW we’re talking.  YES I’m roughing up some men, and without apology.  Moreover, keeping the conversation going…


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‘Bama Bortion Ban

Monday, May 20th 2019

When sh*t is so f#cked up in politics that you don’t know what to say, thank f#cking g*d for luminaries like the incomparable Trae Crowder, the original Liberal Redneck.

Liberal Redneck – Bama Bortion Ban [4:26]:


I don’t hate Alabama per se.  In fact I cherish some wonderful memories there.  But I surely hope these f#cking lawmakers meet with some untimely, painful deaths and complete their journey strait to hell, post haste.  Can we abort hypocritical, incompetent, fascist lawmakers, please?

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At Rise: Mermaid Hair

Sunday, May 19th 2019

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AT RISE:  ClaraJane is playing in the bath.  Mom is sitting on the edge of the tub, blowing bubbles all over her daughter (relishing this moment after performing gigs all weekend).

Mom:  Oh, we need to wash your hair!

ClaraJane:  I already did!

M:  Really?

CJ:  Yeah!  I put in shampoo and conditioner.

M:  Oh?  Um…

CJ:   Now I’m just wondering what to do next!  HA HA HA HA HA!!

Both:  [Laughing.]


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Character Values: Lying or Not

My late Uncle Jack told me;

“I’d rather believe in someone and be wrong

than NOT believe in them and be right.”


And this from the internet:

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TED Talk: Owning Behavior & Communication in Relationships

Thursday, May 16th 2019

Great -much needed- TED Talk!

Own Your Behaviours, Master Your Communication, Determine Your Success | Louise Evans | TEDxGenova [18:17]:


Apparently I spend hella time in that “Red Chair.” I like the 3rd-5th ones much better.

Looking forward to trying these on.

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Fish n’ Chips Gavin Style

Wednesday, May 15th 2019

My son is so skinny and he loves to read.

Here he is enjoying the fish n’ chips wrapped in newspaper at our local Irish Pub:


(Had to put his book down first.)




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Before & After School Kids

Wednesday, May 15th 2019

ClaraJane rollerskates around friends at the morning bus stop:


After school, Gavin reads while ClaraJane works on Shrinky-Dink jewelry (in rollerskates):











Gavin tries to convince his sister that one day she could be, like, an Art Scientist on Roller Skates:











CJ is excited, plays with centrifugal force while Gavin yo-yo’s:


And wW play with mom’s new hoola hoop:






















And that’s all I have to say about that.  (And all the GIF’s I have to give too.)


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