February 27, 2014

Headaches, Heartaches, and Dreams...

OK, so my respiratory infection is history, wish I could say they same for my spinal headaches; but hey they are being managed pretty well and that's a good thing.

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I want to talk about something that means a lot to me. Tonight as I was helping my daughter type up her Black History project I was overcome by emotions of every kind from sadness to pride and even rage. My daughter chose to do her project on Medger Evers, for those who don't know he was a civil right activist who was gunned down in his driveway, while his wife and 3 small children were inside.

It took 30 years to bring the slime who did this to justice, and that's where my emotions come in to play. I am saddened to the point of tears that all this man wanted was for his children to grow up in a world where they are treated like everyone else and a coward shot him in the back or this.

I have great pride in the fact that the white DA chose to take this case to trial despite all the time that had passed, numerous death threats against he and his family, and even his wife leaving him. I have pride in the fact that I have raised my daughters to be blind. Blind to race, blind to religion, blind to sexual orientation and keep there eyes open to love.

And then there's rage, and I have a ton of it. I have rage towards the ass clowns in Arizona who call themselves loving Christians and show such hate at the same time. I have rage towards the person who had the gall to ask dear sweet Magaly for help, and then ask her if that help would be attached to her Pagan stuff. I have rage towards the ignorant people out there including my asshat ex-husband who has the nerve to use the "N" word in very derogatory ways aimed aimed at my friends and neighbors.

But, as Dr. King said I have a Dream. I dream of a day when my daughter can marry who she chooses not who the government says she can. I dream that one day there will be no racist left on this or any other planet. I dream of being able to walk out into my yard and and screaming "Hey world I'm a Witch" and not being afraid of the consequences. I know that if we continue to raise our children to be blind to hate that these dreams will come true and we will live in a better world. I'd like to leave you with a quote from Medgar Evers...


“Hate is a wasteful emotion, most of the people you hate don't know you hate them and the rest don't care.”
― Medgar Evers

February 18, 2014

Quick Update - I'm Not Dead...

I just feel like it :(

For the past week and a half, I have been battling a nasty respiratory infection that's really trying to kick my butt. I have been taking antibiotics, drinking lots of liquids, and resting; I have four days left on my antibiotics, and I'm starting to feel human again; well, almost human, anyway.

I have not been posting a lot, but I have been reading some of my favorite blogs and FB post/pages as well; some of what I read has made me sad and proud at the same time. I want to address this, but I'll save it for a later post when I'm feeling better. Until then, I will leave you with great inspiration from one of my all time favorite singers and these words of wisdom from my soul.

Under the skin we are all the same, so before you start judging others for who or what they are, peel back a few layers and examine yourself first.

Ladies & Gentlemen I give you Mr. John Lennon......


February 4, 2014

Good Books and a Snow Storm

WOW! It's February already? Where did January go?

Well, I know where part of mine went: exploring and not just anywhere but I was exploring through books. I have been spending time in Bad Ass and Ankh-Morpork with Granny Weatherwax, while rereading Equal Rights by Terry Pratchett; I have also been wickedly evil with Lestat and Louis while rereading Interview With A Vampire by Ann Rice. I have also started a new book that I am loving so far, Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman I have to say, so far Fat Charlie and Spider are quite a pair; I am looking forward to finishing this adventure with them.


Of course we spent last week having very unusual weather for the Gulf Coast, I'm talking about the snow and ice from winter storm Leon. We had loads of fun but, I'm glad we don't have weather like this all the time.

We live 15min from the Gulf Of Mexico, and we had snow. 

This little bird had fun in the snow
My dog on the other had was not sure what to think of the cold wet stuff
 I hope all of you had a great January and that your February started out wonderfully and I hope your month is blessed.


Bright Blessings

Ash-Lynn