The Dangers of Rose Colored Glasses

Ask a teenager to clean the kitchen and they will tell you that they already cleaned the bathroom. Yeah the two have nothing to do with each other save that they are both rooms in a house.  Cleaning the bathroom doesn’t mean that your kitchen isn’t dirty. Likewise, filters do not hide the truth. People get cancer. Racism exists. Injustice is an actual thing. Children are sold for sex. Harsh, ugly truths. The stench of it is filter proof.

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Then they came for me…

“The mind of evil doesn’t change. It just changes victims when it’s eye catches sight of the helpless or weak” ~Fuzz The Emancipation Proclamation was signed on September 22, 1862. The last slaves deep on the southern coast of Texas got word of their freedoom on June 19, 1865. That means for three years after…

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Friends 2.0: How many of us have them?

“Friends. How many of us have them? Friends. The ones we can depend on?” ~ Whodini (1984) These lyrics have been stuck in my head for days. I think it’s time to mull them over, so that I can let them go. Friends. How many of us have them? I hope we all have two…

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Extravagant by right

Lavish? Maybe. I’m worth plush and comfortable things Wasteful? Doubtful. What does excess even mean? Profusion? Not that. Fusion of the world through finds Extravagant? Always. I got inheritance that’s almost mine. Spendthrift? Most definitely. Great grandaddy’s work funds the night. High-rolling? Sometimes. Indifference is my birthright. DP Prompt: Extravagant

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Parents need good standards

We raised our children with rules to follow. Standards. Expectations of how they conducted themselves. Don’t lie (thieves lie so if you’ll lie you might steal). Don’t spit (it’s gross)! Don’t date until you’re sixteen (sons and daughters). Simple don’ts. I caught several of them in lies over their preteen and teen years. Things like…

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A Stitch In The Meantime

What do you do to pass the time while you’re busy passing the time? I swear it’s not a trick question. I’m just sitting here at my sewing machine to do some relaxing quilting, while I wait for my brain to process information that I read for a final term paper. The paper is on…

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Don’t Touch My Hair!

Don’t touch my hair!!! Is being shouted in every public forum. Don’t touch my hair!! Doesn’t even seem like anything that should need to be said. It’s truly unfortunate that someone would need to be told that it is not copasetic to put your hands on someone else’s person without explicit permission. But I guess🤷🏽‍♀️…

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