Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Up Early, Might As Well Write Something...

Came home so exhausted from the current day gig last night, I passed out so early, that I woke up way too early today. Writing helps me clear my head, so I'm going to express a few thoughts, then try to go back to catch some more sleep. 

I feel hopeful, grateful that so many of us care enough about this democratic experiment that we voted. So many lessons learned, so much work to do, but it can be joyous work. Maybe the greatest lesson is this: to create joy wherever we can. 

Anyway, that's all the rambling I have for now. 
I'm boring myself back to sleep! 
Thanks for reading. 
I hope you enjoy your day. 

There will be better days ahead. We can make them so, by living in the now.

Ox,
Mari  

I Wish


Found on the internet. 
I already forgot where.
That said...

The pendulum swings. 

Ox, 
Mari

Monday, January 11, 2021

Thursday, January 7, 2021

A New Dawn

A new dawn is here. 

Can't go back. 

Let us move forward to new beginnings.

Ox, 

Mari 






Saturday, December 12, 2020

Benefit Concert for Fair Fight And The Ossoff/Warnock Campaigns: Georgia Voices For A Blue Senate

These are times that require empathetic, committed and experienced leadership. Until we are able to remove money from politics, we have to understand the current reality. 
When some folks do not play by the rules, it takes more of us to engage in the process. 
This is the only way we can create a more effective union of self governance.




Friday, December 11, 2020

Love and Light

 Wishing you the ability to see the light and feel the love within. I don't imagine that many folks will see this blog entry, but the point is, I expressed it. 

Ox, 

Mari 






Wednesday, December 9, 2020

A Home for Icelynn and Greg

I shared this story on my facebook feed recently. 
Thankfully, one of Greg's friends starred a GoFundMe. 
Please read, share, and if you can, donate. 

Thanks, 
Mari

A Home for Icelynn and Greg

Sunday, November 8, 2020

The Work Continues


Experience is the best teacher. 
Let us begin anew. 
Teamwork makes the dreamwork!

Ox, 
Mari 

Friday, October 23, 2020

The Final Debate : Observations

I took a personal day to start the lengthy and emotionally charged task of going through and clearing out a large storage space. I notice how my things are now mixed in a box with my husband's, as if either of us has ever been not part of the other, as if any of us can be separated in this world. After all, we are all connected. Pardon me as I repeat myself. 

After a day of many hand washings, I cross paths with his latest musical project. Name not revealed to protect the creative process and to prevent the vaporware syndrome. Best to just let it happen, you will find out about it when it is finished. 

As for this election, I already voted. We voted together. 

Yesterday, I found myself commenting on a thread of a distant cousin by marriage, after said cousin revealed she is Trump supporter. I was surprised, but not too surprised. It provided clarity on one thing and confusion on another. Her mom also commented. These are otherwise talented and pleasant people. Anyway, here is my comment: 

 "I understand that we are a country and a world made up of many opinions and perspectives, and that more of us are turned off to "politics" for many reasons. I want to protect Medicare, Social Security, the USPS, our fellow citizens' voting rights and a woman's autonomy over her own health. I see Republican officials doing everything they can to take these things away. Plus, I don't think anyone with a gold toilet should be running for public office, let alone be POTUS. As far as labels are concerned, I find them limiting. 
See you on the other side of this mess. May peace with you, and God Bless America."

If you are interested, here are my thoughts on the debate: 

According to the online Oxford Dictionary the word politician has two definitions. I was only able to copy and paste one. However, I was able to screenshot both: 

    a person who is professionally involved in politics, especially as a holder of or a candidate for an elected office.
    "a local politician"
    Similar:
    legislator
    Member of Parliament
    MP
    representative
    minister
    statesman
    stateswoman
    political leader
    lawmaker
    public servant
    elected official
    office-bearer
    senator
    congressman
    congresswoman
    assemblyman
    assemblywoman
    politico
    pol
    • US
      a person who acts in a manipulative and devious way, typically to gain advancement within an organization.


Friday, October 2, 2020

AP Fact Check