Spring – It’s For The Birds

I love April.  It’s the best time to bird watch.  I’m not particularly into Ornithology but I love the colors of the birds.  All of the colors of the birds shine out in contrast to the browns and grays of winter.


I’m going back to this location next week to see what other birds are in town.  Ahhhhhh…..SPRING!

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My Panties Are In A Twist

I was reading that The Crown is re-casting the leads to different actors.  Claire Foy, Matt Smith and Vanessa Kirby were perfectly cast as the Queen, Prince Phillip and Princes Margaret so why in heaven would anyone mess with that?

Aging the characters isn’t a good enough excuse.  Have the producers ever heard of makeup?  I’m really having a snit over all of this and I know it’s stupid but seriously why mess with what works?  Not sure I will continue watching this Netflix original.  I feel as though this will mess with continuity and really…not interested in that!

The Words of Maya Angelou

Today we celebrate the Life of Maya Angelou and the Death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   These two beautiful human beings left their words for which we can live and learn.

They are more poignant now under the wave of Nationalism taking hold of our Country.  The wave has spread great fear among many in our Country.   We will Rise!

Still I Rise by Dr. Maya Angelou

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may tread me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
Weakened by my soulful cries.

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don’t you take it awful hard
‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
Diggin’ in my own back yard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history’s shame
I rise
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I rise
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise

Dr. King…Your dream is still alive in many!

Wait What?!?

So it’s April and it’s still snowing.  Sure it’s not like January snow, or in this case, March Madness snow but seriously?!?

I’m kind of ready for this mess to be over.  So in that vein…it’s going to rain the rest of the week, LOL.  Oh, lucky me!!!

In other news….I totally scored an awesome Easter Basket from the Easter Bunny this year!  Yeah Me!!!

America’s Children Have Had Enough!

I think it is about time that adults be shamed for allowing the slaughters of our children to continue.   Whether it is a mass slaughter or one child at a time killed by random crime the slaughter needs to end!

I’ve had multiple debates with men recently who freak out about the perceived threat to the Second Amendment.  This isn’t about that at all.  It’s about common sense gun ownership.  It’s about average citizens who can own and use military grade weapons.  Common sense, as my mother would say, isn’t so common!

The NRA has decided the best way to espouse their cause is to malign the Students who have just grown weary of the killings.  Weary of the Politicians who have taken millions for the NRA to promote their agenda that American’s must have their guns.  All guns are okay.  They aren’t.  AR-15, M-14, AK-47 rifles are military equipment.  But the NRA is yelling about 2nd Amendment rights.  It’s not about owning guns, it’s about comprehensive common sense ownership.  Longer hold periods, special licenses that take time to process, No military grade weapons and eliminating Gun Shows where you can buy a weapon in minutes.  These suggestions do not hinder gun ownership they make for safe gun ownership.

November is coming and some of these children will vote.  Beware politicians who defend the NRA…they are coming for you.

One last comment was as Americans should call these men/boys who have slaughtered our children, our families, our loved ones what they are…TERRORISTS!!!  Home grown and yet still they are TERRORISTS!!!