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When Did We Decide Certain Words were so Hateful

Liberal vs. Conservative Photo by JJ Jordan on Pexels.com I’ve been struggling with understanding when certain words took on such negative connotations for specific groups. I try hard to see things from another’s perspective, and when I listen to the vitriol coming out of many individuals, I admit to being astounded by the target. Let… Continue reading When Did We Decide Certain Words were so Hateful

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Day 88: Rural Life now Beset with Images of Horror and Hope

Photo by Markus Spiske on Pexels.com My words haven’t been coming much or often of late. I’ve been distracted, confused, infuriated, humbled. At the first of the year I was worried about finances, small business plans, and the horrific character of our bumbler-in-chief and his administration. Then the pandemic struck, and I became worried about… Continue reading Day 88: Rural Life now Beset with Images of Horror and Hope

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Parasitic or Symbiotic A Fable about Hosts and Guests

A very long time ago, there was a host. This host wasn’t like her neighbors. She had a deep desire to make her home the most accommodating and welcoming possible for many different kinds of guests. Her home was a unique and beautifully appointed environment that allowed each of her guests to grow and thrive,… Continue reading Parasitic or Symbiotic A Fable about Hosts and Guests

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Processing Emotions During a Pandemic… Why Do I Feel This Way?

I haven’t written here in a while because I’ve been, like many of us, trying hard to process my feelings around these strange, worldwide events. I will admit it, I’ve been struggling.   I’m an introvert, which all the literature says should be thriving in these circumstances. I’m also a Gallup-tested intellect and an empath.… Continue reading Processing Emotions During a Pandemic… Why Do I Feel This Way?