Graham, McConnell et al, have subverted Democracy in Allegiance to One Who Has Killed America and in doing so have failed to govern, spending time digging up bones instead of taking care of its citizens. This is not the time for silence. Every voice must be heard. We are witnessing Civil War and the end of a civilization. Congress has equal power to the president. A stop gap, a guard to insanity but have chosen to throw their lot in with The Destroyer. A country is dying before our eyes. And the danger is The Poison spawned by Donald J. Trump Destroyer will spread. Has already spread. There is no United in The United States of America anymore. Goodbye America.
Make Your Contribution count for you me we, is a portrait of courage not only of the remarkable women whose stories are highlighted, but also of the author, Suzanne F. Stevens, who travelled, interviewed, learned, and taught, over a number of years.
While the overall tone seems ‘Women’ centred, it quickly becomes clear that men are an integral part of “You Me We” making contributions count. This book honours women BUT at the same time does not dishonour men. Suzanne’s primary team of herself and her husband/partner Michael demonstrate the strength in TEAM.
Suzanne’s scholarship program detailing successes and challenges is inspiring. (there is a reason I keep going to that word!)
This book contains surprises, unknown to most, but essential in becoming most effective in our contributions.
What can I tell you from my pretty ordinary perspective?
This is a book about Inspiration, Pay it Forward, and always be grateful.
The women are current leaders, teachers, and business women.
No journey is solitary. No success is singular.
A rather tempting word in current times to consider.
Open mind, Open house, Open ended, Open secret, Open handed.
Perhaps, just to let fresh air in. Many cannot go out. Or if they do it is a solitary activity.
Not really social distancing but physical distancing.
It is taking some getting used to. For some that is the least of their worries, more concerned with food on the table, paying rent.
Governments make a lot of showy noise about billions and trillions, none of which has found its way to those in need.
Words that cannot be used with Open? Bureaucracy, Politics, Lies, Fabrications, Promises
Is Open a word of Hope? Perhaps. I guess it is what we make it. Just like life.
5 Sentence Fiction
That JB, my Kiwi friend, is reinstating a fun blogging exercise.
She will provide the prompt (today it is the word DIVERSION).
Make 5 sentences of any length. Link us up in your Tags.
Or copy the link into her comments.
As she plotted and explained the mechanism for compliance in the exercise she discovered that the very process was indeed a sufficient DIVERSION to take her mind off the affairs of the day.
*HA JB I am counting those 5 sentences as my contribution!! **But not counting this!
Ahhh just saw this JB! Alas I had to beg off our (my) late night drinks date. Maybe we can try 9/2 as 10 seems too late to ingest alcohol. (A getting old thing that does not impress me at all as it interferes with my sleep.) But we do have such a good time day to day. You and Scotland are the highlight of each day!! I have fond memories of what we Canadians get up on long winter nights. Sigh.
Love this post!
via A Brave New World
Brad Pitt’s character, John Smith, in the movie Mr. & Mrs. Smith, says – ‘I guess that’s what happens at the end, you start thinking about the beginning.’
This soft of thinking occurs at times of contemplation, endings, and of course becomes more frequent as one ages.
Today I took a look back at my very first blog post in December 2010. Oh my. This is a post about my newly started beginning in on line dating. Nine years ago. In that time many things have come and gone, including on line anything (except for the odd shopping *for things not people!).
But it was a fun and interesting time and worth the look back.
Ladies and Gentlemen and the politically correct, everyone else I present an amusing peek at….Dating by the light….
*Interestingly one of the people who ‘liked’ this was someone who has become a dear friend with whom I now FaceTime weekly at least and is now a Sister of Choice.
via Dating by the light…