Lessons that people usually learn too late in life

This is exactly how I’m trying to live my life now. And I’m nearly 40. For the love of everything Holy, PLEASE LEARN THESE LESSONS NOW! ❤

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I actually agree with a lot in this news article. The one thing I don’t agree with is that I’ve seen a lot of older people who should read this as well. Especially for those on social media, and those with a problem with minority groups.

Lessons that people usually learn too late in life – Story by Stars Insider•2h ago

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BOOK REVIEW: Dumpty: The Age of Trump in Verse by John Lithgow

Shocking news!  This may be a short review (for me).  With my love of letters, it’s a rare occasion! I bought Dumpty: The Age of Trump in Verse, brand new, possibly pre-ordered.  That’s another rarity since I graduated college.  Higher education taught me the value of used books. John Lithgow went on “The Late Show … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Dumpty: The Age of Trump in Verse by John Lithgow

“Protect the Children” They Say … WHICH Children???

Hauntingly beautiful. A must read.

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When I read Charles Blow’s column last night, my breath caught in my throat and I felt tears welling behind my eyes.  I knew it needed to be shared, to be read and thought about far and wide.  Please take a minute to read it and think about the injustice being done to nearly half the children in this nation.   “Protect the children,” DeSantis and others say … but what they really mean is protect the white children and to hell with all others.

The Other Children in the DeSantis Culture War

Charles M. Blow

08 March 2023

ORLANDO, Fla. — It’s midday on Saturday in Orlando’s Greenwood Cemetery, and just up an incline from an algae-covered pond a group of students encircle a grave. Many are holding a book — some clutching it to their chests the way a preacher holds a Bible.

That book, “A History of Florida…

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BOOK REVIEW: The Hunger Games – Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Welcome back to my book review of The Hunger Games trilogy!  Today, I’m focusing on the final installment, The Hunger Games – Mockingjay.  (Catch up with my reviews on The Hunger Games and The Hunger Games – Catching Fire.) I had to take a break between reading Catching Fire and this book back in May … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Hunger Games – Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

A Man And A Story To Remember

This brought a tear to my eye. It’s such a bittersweet story.

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He is the man in the middle.

William Felton was born on February 12, 1934.

His grandfather was the family’s first generation born free on this continent. The young boy would hear stories of how the Ku Klux Klan went after his grandfather because he tried to raise money among the poor blacks to build a schoolhouse and pay a teacher to educate their children.

The young boy would remember his grandfather’s story, and he would remember the racism he and his family lived with daily.

When he was growing up, he remembers his father was once refused service at a gas station until all the white customers were helped first; when his father tried to leave, the attendant put a shotgun in his face, telling him, “Boy, you’re going to buy your gas from me” and he had to wait.

He remembers when his mother walked outside the house…

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Remember …

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Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day.  It is a day we should all remember … a day we should hope never EVER happens again.  The lessons of this history have never been more relevant than they are today as we see many nations leaning away from democratic principles and toward authoritarianism, and as we see a rise in hate crimes, rise in anti-Semitism and Islamophobia.  Those lessons of history should be the focus of this solemn International Holocaust Remembrance Day—designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 2005, on January 27th, marking the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi concentration and death camp, in 1945.

The victims of the Holocaust were an estimated 6 million Jewish people, 200,000 Romani people, 250,000 mentally and physically disabled people, and 9,000 homosexual men by the Nazi regime and its collaborators.  We must … MUST take time to remember these victims and…

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