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November 2016

GRATITUDE

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We have so so very much to be THANKFUL for….we are blessed with an incredibly beautiful planet, amazingly beautiful, loving creatures and when things get tough, we dig down and find hope in ourselves and help our fellow man. I am thankful for my life, my loving family and the phenomenal people I have met on my journey through this life. I am truly blessed and so grateful. Blessings to…

I Don’t Like Change

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I don’t care for change much I’m not that girl I prefer stability in my world   I’ve moved and moved Quick pack your bags A new home New family New school It was always a drag   Every time Beginning again Outsider me In the corner Don’t see me I don’t fit in You don’t know me I didn’t grow up here I’m the stranger   And now I’m…

Thanksgiving

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In one week, many Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving. Remembering the so-called first meal between the American Indians and new colonials. Let us remember what the new Americans brought to the American Indian: -war -disease -colonization of their land -rejection of their way of life -force to move further and further away from the land they lived in Let us look at how the American Indian lives now…..and remember this as…

The John Lennon Memorial

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The John Lennon Memorial in Central Park….this plaque is in the Memorial. The Memorial is in the shape of a tear drop, as requested by Yoko Ono, which is noticeable from the air. The section of Central Park that is dedicated to John Lennon was purchased for commission as a memorial with donated funds including those from the countries on this plaque which were part of the UN at the…

Bad Cat

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I’ve had a cat most of my life.  The last two cats I had were Isabel and Ripley.  Ripley was named after the main character in the movie Alien.  They were both exquisite Tonkinese cats with deep blue eyes.  They talked in a loud meow, were nocturnal knocking things over and pawing on my head at night.  Isabel liked to climb in the warm dryer with the clothes as I…

Boat Crunch

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My niece Emily and I have always been very close.  From the day Emily was born she was happy and smiling.  Emily’s mom Jane was happy to share Emily with me as much as I wanted.  When Emily was born I was in my late 20’s and married to my now ex-husband Eric.  At that time Eric and I spent most spring and summer weekends in Nyack on the boat…

Lost Holidays

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Lost Holidays When I was growing up life was hard. My mother, myself and two younger sisters were on welfare, and my mother was an alcoholic who very often put us in dangerous situations, brought her men home, passed out and the men came visiting my bedroom. But we celebrated holidays. I remember our holidays. We always, always had Thanksgiving at Grandma’s house, which was often the only time I…

OMG Trump!

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So trump says ‘no obamacare’ Where’s his plan It’s not there And trump says We’ll build a wall Where’s the money We’re broke That’s all Oh I forgot He borrows borrows He forgets There’s still tomorrow Tomorrow when you have to pay For things you bought, promised today So trump says No more roe v wade No more abortion He’s boss of the vagina He says it’s ‘mina’ But listen…

Clutter

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Do you like green eggs and ham? No I don’t said Sam I am Do you like your house a mess? No I don’t I get no rest I’m ocd, I’m all aflutter Out of sorts with all the clutter Nothing’s where it’s supposed to be Piles and piles I don’t want to see Week one passed And now it’s two I’m trying hard It makes me blue And dust…