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15 April 2017
1. If "happiness" was the global currency, what kind of work would make you a gazillionaire?
I was so very happy
when we fostered orphan puppies, until the local animal shelter started
giving them to breed specific rescue groups. There is nothing that
makes me feel happier than a newly fed 1-3 week old puppy giving happy puppy
grunts as he/she snuggles onto my chest. I felt I had the best of all
possible worlds because I got them when they were tiny and when they started
becoming obstreperous, at 2 or 3 mos. of age or so, they moved to a
different home. I could feed newborns every day and watch them start
to "wake up" and explore the new world around them, and be a very happy
person. (Of course I did it as a volunteer, so it might not make me a
Yes I would. I
don't know how far I'd go until faced with a specific situation. I'd like to
think I'd fall short of killing someone, but if it was a question of my
loved one or the other, I might find the courage to save the loved one.
These days it
behooves us to question everything since "truth" has become such an
elusive thing. It used to be we took things at face value, but our
president and his minions have taught us that truth is unimportant.
That has been a very sad realization.
Five years ago? Hmmm. It helps to have a database. April 2012 seems to have been a good time, as was March 2012, but I did write an entry about an article someone posted on Facebook about the movie The Hunger Games. Apparently there was a lot of comment about casting of the movie and why Black actors were cast in specific roles.
In the long list of comments the n-word was used more than once. The entry I wrote was entitled "I Don't Recognize My Country" and it was about my history with African-Americans, being a child of the 50s where going to school with four black girls was a real first for me, since there had been no African-Americans in my grammar school.
It was the first time I ever realized that my father, who preached acceptance, was really filled with prejudice. Anyway, yes, it mattered then and it still matters today.
5. Is it possible to know, without a doubt, what is good and what is evil?
depends on the situation. All you have to do is follow the nightly
news to realize that nothing is what it seems and that evil seems to
abound....but does it really?
Well, I can definitely think of a thing or two, but people would judge me,
so I won't print them here.
would be almost impossible to have less work to do, since I am very
good at avoiding work.
is a period where I am working on tranquility, so I'll go with the tranquil
fool...besides, it's kind of fun to be considered a fool.
about neither? I don't worry about things I do. I do them, and
if they are the "right thing," good, but if they are the wrong thing done
right, that's good too. Confusing question, confusing answer.
For so many years, when I asked myself this question, the answer I came up with was 35, which seems to be the age at which many of us are stuck mentally. Lately, however, when I think about how old I feel it's closer to 50....still quite a bit younger than my actual age (74), but older than 35. Must be because of all the losses in the last 20 years that weigh me down, as well as the responsibility of my mother which all make me feel older.
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Bri's football team -- look at her size, compared to the
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