You’ll never get away with anything.
Well, that certainly didn’t end the way I expected it to.
My ancestors are proud of me, too.
Gorgeous stained glass and tile work.
Perfection not required.
Advice for a novice writer.
LOL (or better yet, when members of congress don’t know who Breonna Taylor is…. )
I keep Alexa and Cortana and all their ilk firmly shut off and shut down. If I could remove them entirely, I would. Never gonna say “hey, Google”…
Thank you for the ancestors post. After I returned from living in Egypt, it felt like our simple amenities that are taken for granted here made life in North America luxurious. Wow, running accessible water that does not have to be hauled up a mountain! Wow, clean water coming out of the tap instead of muddy, murky water that cannot be used and we have to wait until the lines clear. Wow, clean hot water instantly on demand, whereas it was not always available to me there and at home I used cold water that came out in drips and dribbles. Air conditioning when it was above 90 degrees instead of needing to drink 13 glasses of liquid daily to prevent dehydration! Heat indoors in the cold of winter! Yes, our ancestors had to haul and boil water, chop and carry wood to keep a fire going (to boil the water) and swelter in the summer heat, all things for which we no longer feel gratitude as we take them for granted. Pioneers may have had three dresses maximum and one pair of shoes. What shows true inequalities still today is that in Canada, and in some places in the USA, the Indigenous reservations still do not have clean running water or adequate housing, Access to clean water keeps being promised each election, but has never been prioritized and has still not been accomplished, That is how I know that subtle racism still exists within our structures of governance. But ya, our immigrant ancestors had to put out a lot more physical energy to just survive. I feel grateful and rich today.
Wow, that stained glass and tile work is lovely!
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