Malaysian Airliner Shot Down, Lots to Think About Today

The first thing I thought of today was a friend of mine who frequently flies via Malaysian Airlines to Kuala Lumpur for work and business meetings, and who happened to be traveling this week. Fortunately at the time of the incident they were safely in a U.S. and texting friends and family to let them know they were doing okay.

Once I knew my friend was safe my mind wandered, I started thinking about the whole of the situation. If this plane was shot down, was it specifically targeted or were they just having some target practice to get ready for something else?

Nearly 300 people gone in a flash, families mourning, talk show hosts speculating, government officials across different countries preparing statements, offering condolences, and making quiet plans in case there is something more to come.

Lately the world feels as though it is falling apart, as if with the rise of technology the civilization and humanity of our life is just crumbling to bits and fragments.

I Refuse to Go Back on Steroid Medication…

water droplet imageEven if these hives, eczema, and inflammation suck the life out of me completely, I refuse to go back into a routine of steroid medication every other week.

It’s been quite a long time since I had a flare up this bad. It sucks. It’s painful. I hate it.

But I will not go back to the steroid medication routine, I will not be the guinea pig for the latest and greatest doctor prescribed topical ointment, and I will not be bullied into thinking I’m wrong for wanting to avoid the harmful side effects of any of the above.
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Back to Writing….

Writing makes me happy and I enjoy doing it, but sometimes I get in these funks where I just don't write for a long period of time and my projects get derailed, which means I get derailed, and everything gets messy. I reached a point on the tracks … [Continue reading]

What is with all the Shame Posts?

quote "Shame is the most powerful, master emotion. It's the fear that we're not good enough."

I'm pretty sure all the shaming that happens online is not what the internet was meant to be used for. It's corny and all, but "with great power comes great responsibility." What kind of person do you want to be? Do you want to be the … [Continue reading]

Gardening with Seasonal Allergies = Headache


I didn't plant a lot in our small garden patch, but I do have a few things planted; strawberries, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, basil, and sunflowers,... just a few of each thing. I love being able to grow things that will eventually end up on our … [Continue reading]

Out of the Darkness Community Walks for Suicide Prevention

out of the darkness community walks

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has events all over the country to raise awareness and funds. There are three different types of event walks... You can read about each and find out how to get involved or register for the events on the AFSP … [Continue reading]