Month: March 2016

I was called a racist today

I liked a video tutorial  (see photo above and click link here for the tut ) which resulted in a dialogue with another Instagram user. It ended by her calling me a racist if I adopted this look.  You can see it all in the comments if you go to the post (if they are not deleted by now). I have always loved and admired super curly hair ever since I laid eyes on Diana Ross as a kid. (I actually have been collecting some pics of Diana Ross and there’s a post coming soon about her.) I am white and my hair is naturally straight. I mean SUPER straight. I don’t have to flat iron it to achieve that look. It doesn’t even have the slightest hint of a wave. No body to it, flat-against-my-head straight.  Not even a cowlick. I don’t hate it. It has its advantages too. I love that is is super soft and silky.  I love that it rarely frizzes. I love that,  when I have the right cut,  I …

May all beings be warm and safe tonight

Our water froze again last night. My sister’s ears now have frostbite. We huddled up to Momma to try to stay warm As she shivered beside us in the cold winter storm. She cried and cried to tell of our pain. But all of her cries went unanswered in vain. It’s morning now – will there be any food? We’ll pick through the spoiled and look for some good. We heard them say the truck is coming today. Momma’s so sad ‘cause they’ll take us away. Don’t they understand we’re too young to go? Little pups like us still need Momma so. Here they come. Off we go – no time for goodbye. How many will make it? How many will die? The cage is now empty. Momma’s all alone In the tiny wire prison that is her home. She cries and wonders is it God’s will To spend her whole life in a puppy mill? She prays for someone to take her away To a home with a yard and children to play. And …


  I don’t believe that thinking happy thoughts or finding the positive in everything is a realistic or even healthy way of trying to view life.  Life has ups and life has downs.  I think it is in the learning to be content with both and knowing that nothing lasts forever is a better view.  That is what I am learning to do.