Wednesday, November 30, 2011

wordless wednesday

We will talk soon

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Reading in between the lines

*warning, I am going to talk about blowjobs and reading*
I am having a soapbox moment

I saw this today in the news and wondered if it really mattered:

*For the cliff notes version, she is a porn-star, and she read books to kids in Compton, California
as part of Read Across America.

So she read to first and third graders and now parents are complaining to the PTA.
How many other people volunteered to read to these kids? I know I didn't.
She is not a person who harms children, she is also an educated individual who believes in the power of words and felt it was important to participate in a reading program for children in one of the lesser funded areas of California.
Does it really matter what she does with consenting adults?
Does it matter if she is a present or past porn star...does that define her or should it limit her?
I just wondered, if the parents are willing to fist-to-cuffs about this; wouldn't it be better to redirect this same energy and fight for other things that would make their children's education better?
Like better wages for their teachers or better books for their kids.

To be read to is a gift, it expands your mind and allows you to see things differently...
I love being read to 
In many homes today, children are not being read to at all, but instead watching TV.
I think the real crime is the idea that no one would be reading to these kids;
that is a far bigger problem then if a lady who preforms blow jobs is reading to them.
Heck, don't most sexually active couples do that same thing anyway

that was my soapbox moment for the day.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

The kindness of strangers

A simple act can really make a difference:

Be kind to yourself and others

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Today's Inspiration-Thankful Thursday

I hope the dark days are behind me for another year....I saw this today and it made me smile.
Thank you for all your warm heartfelt wishes, they were felt deeply in my darkness.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

"Most people are afraid of suffering. But suffering is a kind of mud to help the lotus flower grow. There cannot be a lotus flower without the mud."

I know a lot of people know this phrase, but it seemed to resonate in me today