Monday, August 25, 2014

Yes and Yes

"If black people are telling us they are scared of police and to let their kids out of their sight, we need to LISTEN. Stop telling them why they're wrong, or that everyone is making this about race, etc. LISTEN. Open your eyes."

This quote was taken from a post written by Elizabeth of Delightfully Tacky regarding Ferguson . It states, more plainly than I ever could, how I feel about this subject. You can read the whole post here.

If we look back at history it shows us that bad usually has to blow up before any good can come. That is usually the story of change. Let us all hope that this death, if it had to be, is that tipping point. If we cannot all learn to look at each other with love in our eyes, no matter the faces we look upon, we are not contributing to the good of all but good's opposite.  Only love can conquer fear and hate.

“Hate, it has caused a lot of problems in the world, but has not solved one yet.” Maya Angelou

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Amp & Abi: Tunes, vol. 2

from Amp & Abi:: "Okay, okay. My hands are in the air. I know that Miley has an iffy, shoulder-shrug sort of reputation. But she sings the notes off the page on her remake of this song. Regardless of her tendency to boogie semi-nude and dance with wrecking balls, the woman has a set of pipes. Personally, I think we should all rally and request more old-time country Miley."
I agree with Amp & Abi, she's killing it here and my take is that she is a girl doing her own thing and she'll figure it all out when it's time like we all do.

the house on the hill

I don't think I've ever posted about our house. We have lived here for a little over 2 years and we are still not tired of living 30 miles from a decent grocery store. It is a sacrifice we are willing to make. When we were thinking about building a new house on the land that had belonged to B's grandmother, we had a few goals in mind. We wanted to keep it simple, make it easy to get around in when we had folks over, have one big room for the kitchen and living room (because guest seem to congregate in the kitchen and we thought the living room might get spillover action this way) and get out of house debt in 10 years. These are the results of that planning:

Thanks for stopping by. Visitors are always welcome.

Friday, August 1, 2014

prayer to the universe

I am thinking about posting a weekly or monthly prayer to the universe for all of us. So, I'm going to start today and see where it goes. 

Dear Universe

Please teach me to be the person I was born to be. Wake me from the illusion in my waking hours that tells me that what I am is not good enough. Dust away those influences through my life that made me forget who I was and what I am suppose to be. Show me what the experiences in my life have come to teach me and make me someone who is ready to receive the goodness and love I am here for.

Thank you