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Six Gifts for My Sister

For his Flashback Friday post, Fandango asked us to republish a post made on this exact date  in a past year. Mine is from 2014, the first year I posted a blog on that date.

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The Prompt: The Language of Things—You have to write a message to someone dear to you, telling that person how much he/she means to you. However — instead of words, you can only use 5-10 objects to convey your emotions.  Which objects do you choose, and what do they mean?

First of all, I have to say that this is my all-time-favorite prompt, so kudos to its creator. It is original, thought-provoking and fun.


Six Gifts for my Sister

 Older sisters are our teachers, our critics, our cruelest enemies and our best friends. When we were younger, my sister was no exception. With age, however, some of these roles have fallen away. The others I often take for granted even though I know they are still there.

This year I will be, as I have been for most years in my life, far away from my four-year-older sister, Patti, for Christmas. Betty, my…

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Is This a Joke? If So, Not A Very Funny One!!!

I received this email today. If meant as a joke, not the least bit funny. If not a joke, scary as Hell:  I received this in an email. How can it even be legal to put such a threatening message on the Internet? SICK SICK SICK!!!!!

Reblog of M.Oniker’s “Democracy’s Death Rattle”

Below is just the heading and opening paragraph of a post by M. Oniker that gives voice to exactly how I and many of my friends have been feeling. She gives a link to an article she is responding to, but if you follow it, please come back to this page and click on the link below it to read the rest of her essay.

Due to trying not to stress out too much, I cannot read a lot of the news in depth any more. I am no longer a news junkie. I read enough to keep aware of what is going on. For the most part, that seems like: Same song, different verse. However, two news themes have been recurring frequently, getting my attention, and they are making me tense up. Those are the crazy book censorship agendas that are spreading with wild-fire speed, not only in schools but in public libraries, and the other is the news that so-and-so is a proclaimed election denier and is running in this or that state’s primary election for some public office, and that so-and-so has won the GOP nomination. This, of course, is in addition to the news from Ukraine, environmental disasters, abortion rights, gun violence, inflation, and Will Smith hitting Chris Rock at the Oscars.

Today The Washington Post smacked me in the face with the headline that “More than 100 GOP primary winners back Trump’s false fraud claims.” . . . .(more) To read the rest of M. Oniker’s post, please click on this link: https://wtfaioa.wordpress.com/2022/06/14/politics-democracys-death-rattle/

San Juan Cosala Women’s Invitational Writeup in the Guadalajara Reporter

Thanks, Bethany Putnam, for your lovely writeup of the San Juan Cosala Women’s Invitational Retablo show in the Guadalajara Reporter!! The show will remain up for two more weeks. You can view it from 10 to 2 or 4 to 8 Tuesday through Saturday at Isidro’s gallery 1/2 block west of Viva Mexico on Porfirio Diaz in San Juan Cosala. That is the street that runs along the lake side of the plaza.

There is more than one way to show your love. This is amazing.