I would rather die laughing, even if I am the butt of the joke; Life has too many twists and turns and not enough levity, yet not for lack of …Let It Be Me
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Life among the Prickly Pear
Life among the Prickly Pear Rain’s twofold curse: not enough too much. Still, I take comfort even among the thorns. There is much to like here. Its …Life among the Prickly Pear
How Barnes & Noble Went From Villain to Hero – The New York Times
To Preset or not to preset…that is the question!
I’ve been busy and I’m going to be busier! We took delivery of our new car last week (Bronco Sport) and have been busy with it, especially the …To Preset or not to preset…that is the question!
Reasons Bullies Need Targets
They want you to think that you need them! You don’t. In fact, it’s just the opposite. They need you! Let me explain further: Bullies need targets as…Reasons Bullies Need Targets
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San Bernardino School Shooting: How Do You Explain Murder to a Child?
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My daughter is brave, smart, and, I’ve been, told advanced. But could her little body manage a bullet fired by a gunman who bursts into her classroom with revenge on his mind, fueled by psychotic anger blinding him from all rationality? Parents in San Bernardino are asking themselves a similar question, as their city suffered yet another tragic shooting. This time at an elementary school, no less.
A special-education classroom at North Park Elementary on Monday received a surprise visit from a familiar man who regularly visited the school, where his wife taught. But on this day, he stormed in with a gun firing despite a room full of kids ranging from 1st graders to 4th graders. His wife died at the scene in the hail of bullets, and an 8-year-old boy who was critically wounded died later that day at a local hospital. A…
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On friends: two poems and one not-poem
Rebecca Lindenberg, Letter to a Friend, Unsent
I haven’t written in a while
because I don’t want to talk
I’ve been unable to stop
thinking about: the knotted thread
of bad capillaries on my retinae,
money, or that my morning was ruined
by the unusual tightness
of jeans around my thighs,
like the obligations
of having a body
so ill-fitting, oppressively snug
around an obstinate will.
And while I don’t want
to be distracted
from this Duchamp thing
I’ve been working on— I am
itched out of reverie
over and over again
by this feeling I don’t deserve
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Lesson From Dad XIX ! / Masks .
Just beautiful my friend.
As we get older the masks begin to fall.
Like Autumn yellow dry leaves.
Those whom we thought would stay.
Left , leaving painful feelings behind.
Like thorns penetrate the hearts to bleed.
And those whom we thought they won’t stay .
They left their beautiful passion with us.
So my son have as many friends you can .
Those who leave and those who will stay,
You can not forget nor what the leave behind.
Jalal Michael Sabbagh – http://mysuccessisyoursuccess.wordpress.com.
A #lifeinleggings: Caribbean women’s movement fights sex assaults, harassment
No woman has to live with violence. No matter what country you live in or what color you are in. Violence is a crime. What a brave and wonderful thing you have started. Hugs, Barbara
A report by Rebekah Kebede for Reuters.
A Caribbean-wide movement to fight violence against women started in a truly pedestrian way – with one woman’s walk to work.
Ronelle King was on her daily commute in Bridgetown, Barbados, when a man tried to pull her into his car after she refused his offer of a ride. She reported it to police, only to have them shrug it off.
That’s when King decided to share her experience publicly and encourage other women to do the same. She posted on Facebook, using #lifeinleggings as a social media hashtag for her campaign.
Within a day, #lifeinleggings took off, with women in Barbados recounting stories from street harassment to sexual assault. By the next day, #lifeinleggings island-hopped to Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica.
On Saturday, women in seven Caribbean countries linked by the #lifeinleggings movement plan to hold marches for women’s rights.
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