Unplugged

loup
15 October 2019

Do you remember back in the day when the power grid would go down for hours during a storm?

Nothing to do but light a candle and wait it out.

I remember playing card games, having a conversation with my family and friends.

Sit and read by candlelight and just enjoying the silence of the house

I miss those days.

you are not

loup
21 September 2019

you are not what others think of you
you are what you think of you

Quotable

loup
14 September 2019
quotable

“In facing our shattered life stories, we must reach deep inside our pain
— for it is here that we can break our silence and find our new voice.”

Sandra Marinella, The Story You Need To Tell

Visible Light

loup
10 September 2019

According to scientists, humans can only see about 0.0035% of the electromagnetic spectrum. That leaves 99.9965% that we can’t see.

There is so much to this Universe that we can’t see, and don’t yet understand.

we are the world

loup
3 September 2019

If you focus only on how we are different from one another, you miss all of the things we share

we all want to be safe
we all deserve kindness and respect
we want the chance to pursue our happiness
we laugh we cry we bleed
we are human

NAZI LIVES DON’T MATTER
RACISM IS ALIVE AND WELL

As humans, we all want to be safe, and we want to keep our families safe, protect them from the invasion of invisible lines, borders, and barriers, this is the kind of fear built civilizations..

Now you want to build a wall, spending billions to put up something costly, ineffective, and ugly in more ways than one. The harsh reality is we need to spend that money on infrastructure, roads, schools, healthcare, and taking care of this planet.

I know you, living check to check, working multiple jobs and still coming up short. While the companies you work for enjoy tax breaks and profits through the roof. While their new hire packets have forms for welfare and food stamps, what is wrong with THAT?

Terrified that tax dollars are helping the people you think are unfit and don’t deserve assistance. Taxes – just as they have been for millennia is going to keep the corrupted in charge & well fed.
Timeless stories like Robin Hood have told and retold this tale.
You don’t want to track down the truth; there is always some 4 second sound bite that you believe tells you the whole story or worse is a FACT. Willfully ignorant is no way to be.

Energy

loup
23 May 2019

There comes a time in everyone’s life when they no longer worry about the little things. For some, it arrives with fanfare and a bright silvery bell ringing in their head; for others it is gradual, and in one quiet moment you see it. You understand. Life is too short to waste your energy, your time on things that do not matter. You only get so many moments and giving away time you will never get back on trivial bullshit, and people that do nothing but suck the life out of the room will not bring you true happiness.

I have had that moment. I struggled for a long time with taking on others energy and tragedies. Things I couldn’t even change for them if I tried. I just sucked all of that negativity into my soul and held onto it. Maybe I believed if I held it all in, I could keep it from the people I cared about, somehow save them from the pain, from themselves. That didn’t happen, and all that it did do was rob me of time, the time I spent on shit that I could not change.

That stops now. We only have a limited amount of time on this rock, and I am no longer interested in spending time on negative shit that I didn’t cause, I can’t fix, and ultimately is none of my business.

a line in the sand

loup
27 October 2018
http://www.jennyodell.com/trumpflowers.html

I heard him say “grab them by the pussy” and I thought – well that is over. We won’t hear from him anymore. Then I saw him stalk Hillary on the stage like the bully predator he is and I thought – well now it is over.

Then I woke up the morning after and Michael told me that he won and I crumpled to the floor. All of the fear that ran through my body. Concern for my friends and family. How did this happen? Didn’t they know he was an empty can rattling – spewing hatred and lies? Gaslighting the country all the way to the White House.

I’ve tried to understand how anyone I knew and loved could even for a minute entertain this clowns bullshit. I have struggled. I heard JOBS, ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT, BENGHAZI, and even a few – HE TELLS IT LIKE IT IS.

Well,  now please allow me to tell you like it is. You voted for a NAZI; maybe you didn’t realize it then. But you damn sure should know it now. If you can continue to support this deranged orange wannabe dictator, then I am done. We share VERY different values. I will hold the memories that I have of our relationship dear, but I am fucking done. Humans are dying because they are not WHITE. Breathe that in for a moment. Humans are dying because they don’t worship the same fictional character. Gnaw on that for a moment. Humans are being killed merely because of the bathroom they use. THE FUCKING BATHROOM.

You may be able to live with that by any measure – but I can not. I will not. I don’t wish you ill; I don’t hate you. But if you can continue to support anything this man says or does – you are doing it without me in your life.

I am not so bold as to believe that I would even make a difference in your decision to stop supporting that disheveled walking adult diaper but I feel better saying it out loud.

Just know if you ever need anything from me – all you are going to get is THOUGHTS & PRAYERS.

 

*thanks to Jenny Odell for the graphic

Clutch the Pearls

loup
14 September 2018

Does anyone else feel like Elon Musk should have been the lead in “Why Him?” or at the very least Franco’s older brother. “They hate us cause they ain’t us.” Now, I am not typically a Kool-Aid drinker – but if you’ve ever ridden in a Tesla or lucky you — DRIVEN a Tesla — you would know why the haters are running scared. Take a full-EV like a Fiat 500e and multiply that by 1000 and you have it. Take off like a rocket sled – get off the line quicker than any ICE on the market, seat up to seven grown ass people. Can we stop hating on Tesla because of the cost, instead of bashing Tesla for being expensive how about you take your complaint to Detroit? Let me help “Dear Shitty Car Makers; Tesla is dope as fuck; please get with the program so I can trade in my ICE for good. Is Elon bonkers? Yes, but as you know – all the best people are.

Stupid Holidays

loup
3 July 2018

The United States celebrates their independence from British rule like they just won that fight yesterday. It is a bit like some washed up high school quarterback thinking he is still the shit because of that winning touchdown 30 years ago.

‘murica

What if …

loup
12 April 2018

all of this time the story of the Devil and Hell got twisted around. What if Lucifer were not the evil one but the WARDEN of prison in which evil is contained? A favourite angel of the big G, so honest and good that he was chosen to protect the flock from all the nasty women, liberals and immigrants. Wouldn’t the good christians want to buy him a cup of coffee and a doughnut? Instead, they blame Mr Morningstar for our evil liberal ways.